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On the Air October 2013 Issue

On The Air: October 2013

Back in the day, I had an opportunity to fly in the right seat of a U.S. Navy P-3. Not unique but unusual in that I was the crew navigator. We were on a cross country training flight at FL220 with a stopover in my home town. Life was good and we were getting closer to our intermediate destination.
Unbeknownst to me, my next door neighbor was the ATC approach controller that evening.
Approach: “Navy Lima Zulu Zero Niner, do you have Lieutenant Wiseman on board?”
Somewhat startled, the Pilot in Command responded, “Lima Zulu Zero Niner, affirmative.”
Approach: “Tell him it’s ok to come on down. His wife has already mowed the grass.”

Bob Wiseman
Austin, Texas

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