BigOrange
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BOS Tower Controller

Tue May 29, 2007 10:22 pm

While in BOS over the weekend, I was listening to the tower while spotting from my room at the Hyatt Harborside.

One of the controllers kept saying something like "Bocahagedy" to arriving flights and Hasta la Vista to departures.

I know what Hasta la Vista means but I don't have a clue what the other thing is. I presumed it was Spanish but I asked my Costa Rican friend at work this morning and she doesn't have a clue!
 
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RE: BOS Tower Controller

Wed May 30, 2007 1:55 am

I have heard the Hasta la Vista guy before but never noticed the other one.
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RE: BOS Tower Controller

Wed May 30, 2007 2:24 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 1):
I have heard the Hasta la Vista guy before but never noticed the other one.

It was the same guy. He was trying to lighten up everyone's day I think, because he called every Jet Blue with a mock french accent. When he called Air France he asked them "comment ca va" after the callsign.
 
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RE: BOS Tower Controller

Wed May 30, 2007 3:06 am

Quoting BigOrange (Thread starter):
One of the controllers kept saying something like "Bocahagedy" to arriving flights and Hasta la Vista to departures.

Who was the carrier that he said this to? Boca means mouth in Spanish. Don't have a clue about the rest though.
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Mir
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RE: BOS Tower Controller

Wed May 30, 2007 4:06 am

It's MOCHA HAGoTDI, which is the motto of Cape Air (callsign "cair").

That guy (Boston John) is very fun to listen to. Visit the LiveATC.net forums and you'll find a lot of clips of him.

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RE: BOS Tower Controller

Wed May 30, 2007 9:03 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 4):
That guy (Boston John) is very fun to listen to

He must have been the same guy I listened to this past winter that signed off each departing flight in their own native language. It was pretty cool....sounded like the crews got a kick out of it too......
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RE: BOS Tower Controller

Wed May 30, 2007 4:32 pm

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 5):
He must have been the same guy I listened to this past winter that signed off each departing flight in their own native language.

Smart money says it was.

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RE: BOS Tower Controller

Wed May 30, 2007 9:13 pm

Yea, he's a real kicker and a hilarious guy on the radio. Mocha Hagodti, cyaaaaaaaaaaaa.

Couple of my favourite phrases from John M.

"PO...sition and whole."
"Jetbluuuuuue"
"Chitaaaaagwaa"
"United fower nine FIFE, connnnntack Baashton departa, hasta lavista."
"And who was that Mocha Hagodti that just called?"
"Rippit Rippit"


Very smooth, too.

[Edited 2007-05-30 14:21:38]
 
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RE: BOS Tower Controller

Wed May 30, 2007 10:29 pm

Quoting Mir (Reply 4):
It's MOCHA HAGoTDI

Thanks for the info Mir. Sometimes it sounded like Mocha and other times it sounded like Boca!

Quoting Mir (Reply 4):
That guy (Boston John) is very fun to listen to.

I agree, I was killing myself laughing at him.

My favorite was Wiinnnndddd Rrrrriiideerrr (Windrider) 601, the Windrider as he was handed off to ground, said "I feel like I've been stretched!"
 
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RE: BOS Tower Controller

Wed May 30, 2007 11:12 pm

Boston John RULES.  Big grin Very entertaining but very professional with it.
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RE: BOS Tower Controller

Thu May 31, 2007 2:40 am

I wonder how many times Q/A has ripped on him for his lack of proper phraseology....Ohh well its not the Same FAA it was....

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RE: BOS Tower Controller

Thu May 31, 2007 3:21 am

Quoting GOCAPS16 (Reply 7):
"Rippit Rippit"

This isn't out of nowhere, mind you - the last fix on the ILS approach to 27 is called RIPIT.

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RE: BOS Tower Controller

Thu May 31, 2007 4:24 pm

Quoting Mir (Reply 11):
This isn't out of nowhere, mind you - the last fix on the ILS approach to 27 is called RIPIT.

Haha! "Delta 617, is inbound RIPIT." Thank you but I know what it means.  Smile Mind you.

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