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Features March 2012 Issue

On The Air: March 2012

On a flight from Astoria, Ore., to Red Bluff, Calif., we were monitoring 122.8 and heard this conversation from a flight-of-two approaching the airport:
Airplane 1: “Charlie, this flight-of-two flying is great!”
Airplane 2: “Rich, I’ve noticed I’m a lot slower than you.”
Unknown: “Yes, we know, and so is your airplane.”

Jack and Margaritta Cullimore
Ilwaco, Wash.

Overheard one night at Louisville Bowman Field:
Bowman Tower: “Baron Five Three Eight Seven, Bowman Tower.”
Baron 5387: “Baron Five Three Eight Seven. Go ahead, sir.”
Tower: “Is your aircraft equipped with a GPS?”
Baron 5387: “Affirmative.”
Tower: “Could you give me your current groundspeed? I want to check what I’m seeing on our radar.”
Baron 5387: “I’m seeing 158 knots.”
Tower: “Thanks. That checks with our equipment.”
Baron 5387: “Sure. Ah, anything else we can do for you?”
Tower: “Well, do you sing?”
Baron 5387: “Not very well.”

Chris Parks
Gallatin, Tenn.

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