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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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It was one of those days where the winds were very gusty, and the pattern was just a mess at ILG (Wilmington, DE). It's a training site for controllers and... More

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We flew a group of customers from North Carolina to Canada for a factory visit. This was a part 91 corporate trip, in a King Air 200. When we returned... More

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I had just departed a famous airport and proceeded on course … Tower:  Cessna XYZ, what is your heading? … Cessna XYZ:  XYZ heading... More

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Heard at ILG (Wilmington, DE)on a Sunday. ILG is a training site for ATC, and also has very, very patient controllers … Tower: Cherokee XYZ, let me... More

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I was in that stage of my instrument training where I was struggling to keep the shiny side up while monitoring radios, tuning NAV aids, and looking at... More

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We were in a long holding pattern at STL on a typical bad day there. Approach Control gave a direct clearance to another aircraft and canceled his hold... More