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Each week in "Short Final," we select the strangest, funniest, or most unusual thing AVweb readers have heard over the radio -- either from other pilots or coming directly from the Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower. Click through to listen in on this week's winner. More

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Heard over rural Massachusetts … Cherokee XYZ (tremulous voice): "Albany Approach, Cherokee XYZ five miles northeast of Pittsfield at 3500 feet,... More

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Heard recently on the CTAF frequency at Arlington Municipal Airport (KAWO) in Washington … Cessna 123: “Departing 34, straight out to the... More

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A foreign student turning off after landing at a strange airport … Tower: What are your intentions? … Student: Returning to China as soon as... More

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Heard over Joshua Approach in the Southern California Mojave desert … "All aircraft on frequency, turn right five degrees.” … After a moment's... More

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Last month, on a calm day, we were number two for takeoff on 27R in ATL. Delta was holding short number one … Delta: Delta 123 requests wind check... More

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While flying in NY air space heard this controller … Controller: Piper turn right 20 degrees … No response …Controller:  Piper turn right... More