I have a feeling the runway at HYD is not quite long enough. AND
there is no reason to expand Begumpet if in a few years time there will be a sparkling new airport at Shamshabad.
BTW, how is that project coming along?
[over radio] Mugwomp tower, Mugwomp tower, this is Albatross One Three requesting permission to land. Over?
Albatross? [Jake flips over the checkerboard to a chart that has various bird sizes] Let's see... finch, wren, scrub bird, lockeet, freckled duck, culah, kukaberra, parrot, cockatoo, alba... alba...?!?! It's a jumbo!! [into radio] Negative one three, you'll have to turn back, our runway isn't long enough for a bird your size.
Not long enough?!? Look pal, I can land this thing on a dime!
[heard over radio] Uh... Wilbur, if, if the runway isn't long enough...
Listen you can't let these radar jockeys push you around. Just leave it to me alright?
[into radio] I say again mate, our runway is too short.
Freddie Laker ... May be at peace with his maker ... But he is a persona non grata ... with IATA