Last fall as I was departing Reno, NV (KRNO), the weather was 1500 overcast (6000 MSL), tops 10,000 MSL, surface temp +10 C and there was no precipitation. I was flying my pressurized, turbocharged, FIKI-certified Cessna 414. Id flight planned for FL 190.
737: SoCal Approach, any chance of direct HECTOR?
Approach: Southwest 123, let me check with the Vector to Hector Sector Director.
Actually we were laughing so hard the captain had a hard time talking.
Approach: Southwest 123, the Vector to Hector Sector Director says you can go Direct Hector.
I love aviation and all the people who work in it that make it fun.