DreamsUnited From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 264 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2749 times:
Another one to all those pilots out there or people who just like to tune into ATC for listening purposes, what is the best thing you have heard them do or say over the radio? I am asking all of you to put them down and share laughs.
Do not abort a takeoff because a cockpit window pops open!
DeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 4173 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2731 times:
The best thing I've ever heard ATC say was something I was involved with.
In April, during my never-ending PPL course in Dayton at Delta Connection Academy (for various reasons out of my control, it's taken a year), my instructor and I went up for a review flight. We flew out to the practice area & did slow flight, Power-Off & On stalls & other performance maneuvers. We then planned to go back to the airport, take a break & go back out to do pattern work.
On the way back into Dayton, we called approach & told them that we'd be returning for a full stop. They assigned us runway 18, which we headed toward. We were told to maintain 2,500, which was unusual. About 5 miles northwest of the runway, my instructor (I was flying) looks out the window & yells "Holy sh*t!! There's two A-10s below us!" It took me a second to remember what an A-10 was, but when I did, I jerked my head to the left & was wide-eyed when I saw the fighter looping around below us.
Immediately after this, my instructor, angry because we weren't told about the traffic, calls approach & says something to the effect of:
Inst.- "Dayton approach, Cessna 39W has the traffic in sight."
Appch- "Cessna 39W, roger."
Inst.- (agitated) "So you want us to avoid the A-10s, then?"
Inst.- "Ok, how many are there?"
...at which point, I held up two fingers, as I had seen a second one fly under us. ATC then confirmed that there were two out there. We continued to both fly & watch them, laughing & surprised at what we'd just seen. It's something that's probably common with WPAFB being there, but neither one of us had seen anything like it. We even started quoting lines from Top Gun, like "I WANT VIPER." The best line came as we were handed off to tower:
Appch- "Cessna 39W, report the airport in sight."
Me- "Field in sight, 39W."
Appch- "Cessna 39W, traffic no factor, cleared straight in runway 18, contact Dayton Tower 119.9....
Reins485 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2706 times:
Here is one that my dad claims to have pulled while flying for AA and landing at LGA.
Appch: AA 123 and TWA 789 (random numbers there) I have you two neck and neck and can't figure out which one to put in front.
AA(my dad): Thats ok let AA got ahead.
My dad says after he said that the TWA pilot was on the radio making a fuss saying it wasn't him who said that.
Another time my dad was flying ORD-LHR and my mom was flying JFK-LHR and they had a close track, so my mom jumps on the radio to say hey. And then in the middle of their conversation some other pilot started making kissing sounds over the radio.
Texan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4324 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2587 times:
Jacksonville Approach: UPS 123 slow to (pick random speed) and descend to 10,000.
UPS 123: Approach, we can slow or descend but not at the same time.
JAX: Did you win that in your last contract negotiation?
UPS 123: UPS 123 slowing and descending!
And forgot which airport this was at, but it went something like this:
Approach: Comair 123, go ahead.
Comair 123: Go ahead, approach.
Approach: Go ahead, Comair 123.
Comair 123: Uh...approach, you called us.
Approach: Oh. Well what did I want you for?
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
IAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 2571 times:
We have quite a few funnies from a few controllers in Houston, of course all of these are 45 days or longer since they were heard, yeah right.....like SWA inbound to HOU, level at 6,000' and they want lower, so they ask the approach controller, "SWAXXX like a little lower".....without missing a beat the normal tone in the controllers voice lowers a bit, and says "SWAXXX, hows this"! Needless to say, there was no reply from the open mic onboard the Boeing jet, just laughter! Did they get lower, sure, the next controller gave them 5,900'....so not sure how they ever made it to HOU!
Let me think.....gosh so many I hear....or the descent given clearance issued to an B73NG with the not often heard phrase, "descend at co-pilots discretion" and the PNF says hey, how did you know it was his leg? Controller replies, "you didn't think those monitors were just for your viewing only did you"!
More as I stumble into them, remember them or say them!
Any views shared are strictly my own and do not a represent those of any former employer.