|Quoting SCCutler (Reply 1):|
is he, by chance, the "big dog" who stepped in and released me from my air tour from hell back in Dec 05? Low voice, extreme negotiation, considerable cajoling, got $1.50 out of a buck's worth of airspace?
|Quoting Mdodd (Reply 3):|
He sounds amazing, do you have any archives from like LiveATC.net?
|Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):|
Me thinks those folk are few and far vetween these days . . .
|Quoting FlyHoss (Reply 6):|
"JetLincoln" was one of my favorite "ATC-isms" and AX's talent will be missed.
|Quoting CalCaptRet (Reply 9):|
From a retired Continental Captain, I'm hoisting a Busch lite right now, IN YOUR HONOR!
|Quoting Christiaan (Reply 8):|
I only have 17 years to go myself
|Quoting OldProfessor (Reply 12):|
thanks for the history lesson
|Quoting YZFOO7F (Reply 15):|
Maybe the screen writers studied him while putting the characters together?
|Quoting Kanebear (Reply 17):|
Retiring does BAD things to people
|Quoting IAHFLYR (Thread starter):|
For those of you who fly in the Houston Terminal Airspace a true ICON has retired. Yes, after 23 years at IAH, Tower and TRACON, "AX" has retired. August 3, 2007, his last transmission, last day on the job...doesn't the date of August 3rd ring a bell, the day we both got hired
|Quoting [email protected]IAH (Reply 21):|
I'll never forget the day I checked in with appoach and said I "uniform." He asked "how's that uniform...smelly yet?" I replied, "same shirt for four days, still good." Without a beat, he clears us down and for the approach to 27. Gotta love the days of the Beech 1900 from HOU to IAH. And how about, "call Yao Ming on 124.7." He means call center, since Yao is the center for Houtson. Only the locals would understand. Of course i asked about Dick as well.
|Quoting Lincoln (Reply 22):|
didn't realize I had the pleasure of watching one of a legend's last days.
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