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On the Air February 2013 Issue

On The Air: February 2013

The summer weekend was in full swing and the eastern Long Island airspace was teeming with traffic. I had a fancy new headset with Bluetooth that after consierable effort I had connected to my cell phone. I couldn’t resist trying it out so I called my wife, but it went to voicemail. I left a message.
Me: “Hi honey, just wanted to let you know that I am heading back. I’m going to run some errands. I’ll see you in a couple of hours. Love you!”
Just as those words left my lips, I looked down in horror. I had been pressing the PTT the whole time. After a second or two, the inevitable mokery ensued:
“I love you too.”
“You’re the best, snookums.”
“I love you too, honeybunny!”
“You are sooo sweet.”
And finally “Don’t forget to pick up some butter on your way home.”
Crimson, I waited for a minute before I lowered my voice an octave to make the call that I was taxiing from the ramp to Runway 28.

Randy Ehrlich
Scarsdale, New York

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