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Re: ATC encounters

#76 Post by RadicalRadial » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:33 pm

A busy day in CYYJ. Flight numbers aren't accurate

Unknown pilot accidentally transmits "sh**"
ATC "GDLB did you just say sh**?"
GDLB "Didn't say sh**, GDLB"
AC jazz "jazz 344, didn't say sh**"
United "united 180 didn't say sh**"
GGCW " didn't say sh** GGCW"
ATC "ok ok enough with the language!"
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Re: ATC encounters

#77 Post by Tango5 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:23 pm

Can't really remember the exact conversation, but a center controller was telling an aircraft that they were just waiting for North Cariboo to get airborne...aircraft's response? "Huh...didn't know cariboo could fly!"

Thought it was kinda cute.
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Re: ATC encounters

#78 Post by teh1pilot » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:09 pm

While doing a flight with a buddy of mine to build some PIC time in a C172, we were passing through a local airport that just finished an airshow as we were approaching the control zone. When I made my initial call asking for clearance through, the conversation went like this....:

Tower:C172 ABC, clear through the zone. Traffic at your 11 o'clock doing a low and over. 2 CF-18's.
Meanwhile I punch the throttle to get into the area for some pictures of the 2 F18's.
ABC: Tower, we have visual on CF-18 #1, I don't have visual on #2.
Tower: ABC, other traffic already at your 6 at 15 miles. No conflict.
ABC(noticeably upset at not being able to get some good pictures): ABC Roger, we just wanted to get some pictures of the 2 is all. Thanks!"

A moment passes by, and then:

Unknown: "To C172 ABCD, wondering if you are still taking pictures"
ABC: "No the 2 18's are long gone, barely got any."
CF-18: "No you don't understand, this is the 18 pilot. Give me 5 ill be along side your 3. Get your camera ready"
CF-18: "ABC, is that you squawking 1200?"
ABC: "Roger"
CF-18: "Heeeeeerre comes the show!"

After about 3 minutes of him showboating at slow airspeeds, he then pulls vertical and then inverted directly over us. then departs back to base.

Tower: "ABC, state your position"
ABC: "ABC currently over (fix)"
Tower: "hm... funny because I'm showing you are currently on cloud 9"

Still to this day, the flight was the best I have ever had the pleasure of flying.
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Re: ATC encounters

#79 Post by Cessna driver » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:28 pm

teh1pilot wrote:While doing a flight with a buddy of mine to build some PIC time in a C172, we were passing through a local airport that just finished an airshow as we were approaching the control zone. When I made my initial call asking for clearance through, the conversation went like this....:

Tower:C172 ABC, clear through the zone. Traffic at your 11 o'clock doing a low and over. 2 CF-18's.
Meanwhile I punch the throttle to get into the area for some pictures of the 2 F18's.
ABC: Tower, we have visual on CF-18 #1, I don't have visual on #2.
Tower: ABC, other traffic already at your 6 at 15 miles. No conflict.
ABC(noticeably upset at not being able to get some good pictures): ABC Roger, we just wanted to get some pictures of the 2 is all. Thanks!"

A moment passes by, and then:

Unknown: "To C172 ABCD, wondering if you are still taking pictures"
ABC: "No the 2 18's are long gone, barely got any."
CF-18: "No you don't understand, this is the 18 pilot. Give me 5 ill be along side your 3. Get your camera ready"
CF-18: "ABC, is that you squawking 1200?"
ABC: "Roger"
CF-18: "Heeeeeerre comes the show!"

After about 3 minutes of him showboating at slow airspeeds, he then pulls vertical and then inverted directly over us. then departs back to base.

Tower: "ABC, state your position"
ABC: "ABC currently over (fix)"
Tower: "hm... funny because I'm showing you are currently on cloud 9"

Still to this day, the flight was the best I have ever had the pleasure of flying.

Some extra stuff added in, but close enough
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Re: ATC encounters

#80 Post by AlbertaBoy » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:56 pm

teh1pilot wrote:While doing a flight with a buddy of mine to build some PIC time in a C172, we were passing through a local airport that just finished an airshow as we were approaching the control zone. When I made my initial call asking for clearance through, the conversation went like this....:

Tower:C172 ABC, clear through the zone. Traffic at your 11 o'clock doing a low and over. 2 CF-18's.
Meanwhile I punch the throttle to get into the area for some pictures of the 2 F18's.
ABC: Tower, we have visual on CF-18 #1, I don't have visual on #2.
Tower: ABC, other traffic already at your 6 at 15 miles. No conflict.
ABC(noticeably upset at not being able to get some good pictures): ABC Roger, we just wanted to get some pictures of the 2 is all. Thanks!"

A moment passes by, and then:

Unknown: "To C172 ABCD, wondering if you are still taking pictures"
ABC: "No the 2 18's are long gone, barely got any."
CF-18: "No you don't understand, this is the 18 pilot. Give me 5 ill be along side your 3. Get your camera ready"
CF-18: "ABC, is that you squawking 1200?"
ABC: "Roger"
CF-18: "Heeeeeerre comes the show!"

After about 3 minutes of him showboating at slow airspeeds, he then pulls vertical and then inverted directly over us. then departs back to base.

Tower: "ABC, state your position"
ABC: "ABC currently over (fix)"
Tower: "hm... funny because I'm showing you are currently on cloud 9"

Still to this day, the flight was the best I have ever had the pleasure of flying.
In the spirit of all things internet. . .and adding the fact that you took pictures. . .

PICS OR IT NEVER HAPPENED!!! :smt026 :smt026 :smt026
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Re: ATC encounters

#81 Post by LousyFisherman » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:09 am

AlbertaBoy wrote:In the spirit of all things internet. . .and adding the fact that you took pictures. . .
PICS OR IT NEVER HAPPENED!!! :smt026 :smt026 :smt026
+1
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Re: ATC encounters

#82 Post by SquawkModeC » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:11 am

Had one in class yesterday,

"*A/C Callsign*, runway 28R cleared to land, caution runway right of mower"
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Re: ATC encounters

#83 Post by JonYTS » Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:08 pm

Timmins-Moosonee sector controller, handed off an aircraft to the Wawa sector:

"XXX contact Toronto on 1-3-4-2-7, take care."

"OK 1-3-4-2-7, thanks"

1 minute later..

"Toronto, XXX, nobody home on 1-3-4-2-7, do you have another frequency?"

-Yeah my mistake, it's actually 1-2-4-0-7

-oh ok, 1-2-4-0-7 you said?

-That's correct, one twenty four O seven...TWO-FOUR...a case of beer.

-Haha ok very good, we got it now! Good night sir!
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Re: ATC encounters

#84 Post by Old Dog Flying » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:42 pm

After nearly 50 years in ATC I had many situations that called for a good retort and just a few nights ago was reminded of a goodie and it went like this...

"Boundary tower Cessna ABC 5 miles to the north of you over the river with the ATIS landing"

"Cessna ABC that river is a thousand miles long, now would you please tell me where you really are at!"

"ABC over the Dees Tunnel:

"Thank you ABC but the tunnel is 3 miles west..you are cleared straight in R12"

All in a days work
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Re: ATC encounters

#85 Post by praveen4143 » Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:46 am

We had a lady working the FSS at Kamloops who was known to be very careful of radio etiquette and not say anything more than was required, essentially not one to chat around. This happened a few weeks before she retired recently.

A light single engine aircraft landed runway 09 and cleared on Alpha, the pilot with a confident sounding voice, "Kamloops Radio, ABC clear on Alpha. Could you direct us to the self-serve fuel please?"

Without skipping a beat, the lady at the FSS replies, "Umm, for that you will have to go about 35 miles south of the airport."

The pilot is now confused and replies, "Oh! I thought there was fuel available for sale at the field here?"

FSS - "Well, we do have fuel trucks that will serve you fuel, but no self-serve fuel on the field here. Please contact Shell or Executive for fuel on frequencies XXX or XXX"

I had just landed after a lesson with a student and taxiing back to the flight school. I got on the radio, "That was a good one!"

With loud laughter in the background, she replies, "I thought so too!" :lol:
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Re: ATC encounters

#86 Post by geneticistx » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:11 pm

Departing Teterboro NYC this past week.
we are a C172RG and we are positioned between large turbine private jets taking off from Runway 01.

Tower clears us to "line up and wait" after a big boy citation takes off. The three of us in the airplane are all pilots (PPL) and Tower tells us we're clear for take-off. We request an additional 2 minutes for wake turbulence to disperse from the runway, and Tower's response is that "we don't have wake turbulence on runway 1", taxi forward exit at Juliet, contact ground.

He eventually gets us lined up again and has us sitting on the centre line of 01 for probably 8 minutes (making a point i guess), clears us to take off. We take off and during the climb we communicate with Tower again and ask him whom we should contact for flight following until we can get to Boston Center. ATC tells us, "nobody wants to talk to you". Literally, we're flying blind through NY airspace for about 45 minutes calling different New York Centre frequencies until we get to Boston Centre who finally talks to us!
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Re: ATC encounters

#87 Post by Bavros » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:53 am

Light twin doing circuits at a busy training airport.

PLO: Tower PLO right downwind 25 touch and go.

TWR: PLO Tower you're cleared to land runway 25.

PO: PLO

*PLO DOES A TnG despite being cleared to land.

TWR: PLO you just took off without a clearance! In the future if you're looking for a TnG and I clear you to land remind me so I can clear you for a TnG.

PLO: Ma'am, consider yourself reminded.
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Re: ATC encounters

#88 Post by tps8903 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:43 am

CYOO circa 2006.

Student pilot: Oshawa tower C-G*** entering the zone from Port Perry descending FL1500.

Tower: C-G*** standby.....

Tower: C-G*** NASA has cleared you for re-entry.
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