This was at SBN (South Bend, Indiana); I was getting ready to depart IFR for Oshkosh in a Cessna Cardinal RG.
Me: Oshkosh ground, Cessna 1546 Hotel at the ramp, taxi IFR Oshkosh. Ground: Cessna...
Heard at the Oakland, Ca airport: Pilot: Oakland Ground, Cessna 1234 at Sierra Academy, Taxi, Destination Stockton.
Ground: Cessna 1234, Taxi Approved, report leaving the airport....
RBL UA /OV RBL- RDD 360030/TM 1950/FLOTP/TP HXB/SK 018 OVC 115/RM SOLID UNDERCAST N RDD/UNVFR.
DECIDED I`M TOO YOUNG TO GO OTP THIS" N BND TO SIY...
Pilot coming in with his buddy who had never flown before
Pilot: This is 1234 Delta five miles north for landing with Mike....
Seems that Tom was working local with a nervous FPL watching over his shoulder.
This story was told to me by a friend who "swore" he heard it on an IFR flight in Germany.
I asked an ex-military friend who used to work in the Key West area, about the weakness of our Southern air-defense, and here is what he told me
When the military got dragged into the War-On-Dru...
A decade ago or so I was in the back seat of a motor-glider > being flown to a local airport for some repair work on a noisy > muffler.
> > Control: You're unreadable, say again. > > Us: I'...
Dead reckoning still has its place. We once had a pilot call in and say "Help, I'm hopelessly lost over Gravette, Ark.
. We all looked at each other, and after a chuckle, the controller for that a...
A pilot called in and said he was unsure of his position but he had a town in sight.