AVCANADA

It is currently Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:33 pm

All times are UTC-07:00




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 85 posts ]  Go to page Previous 1 2 3 4 Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: ATC encounters
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:51 pm 
Offline
Rank 3
Rank 3

Joined: Fri May 09, 2008 7:23 pm
Posts: 130
Location: 59.69N, 80.20W
Witnessed this one as a pilot, one of the funniest I've heard myself.
A busy first 15 minutes of "night" at a flight training airport...


Ground, GABC, on the apron looking for taxi instructions for circuits, information Echo.

GABC, Ground, The circuit is full, I can wait list you if you want, you'll be number one.

Ground, GABC Roger.

--- A pour soul is left to control both twr/gnd frequencies, clearly doing his best in a busy circuit (already full) ---

Ground, GABC, can I do my run-up?

GABC, Ground, roger, the apron is uncontrolled, run-up at your discretion...

--- (A bunch more calls are made to accommodate the busy circuit) 2 minutes later ---

Ground, GABC...

GABC, Ground, standby...

(pilot pauses 30 seconds, chirps in at first short break)

Ground, GABC, How much longer do you think it will be?!?

GABC, Sorry I'm not a fortune teller, I will CALL YOU when a space opens up!

---silence from the pilot then on, unfortunately I departed and missed the rest of the exchanges, if any :-D



Top
   
 Post subject: Re: ATC encounters
PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:17 pm 
Offline
Rank 3
Rank 3

Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2005 12:36 pm
Posts: 113
Location: on a break
AAL checking in off ocean in YVR FIR enroute to KJFK...

Center any chance of more direct? My wife is planning on getting pregnant later today and i was hoping to be there for it.

We cut a tape and listen to it often.


_________________
The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bagpipes and called it music


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: ATC encounters
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:11 pm 
Offline
Rank 11
Rank 11

Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2004 7:17 pm
Posts: 4897
Location: West Coast
Back in the old one runway days the YVR guys really pushed the tin when they could. One day right in the middle of the friday evening rush I was cleared to position on 26 just after a 737 went by. Right behind him was a 747 on final. It was just getting dark so with all his lights on the 747 looked both huge and close. I quickly went to position and had to wait for the 737 to exit. Knowing that 747 has got to be getting close, I start bringing the power up. The off in cleared for takeoff was barely out of the controllers mouth and I was rolling. I guess the controller saw this because he added "guess you thought you were going to be squashed like a bug ehh" :lol:


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: ATC encounters
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:31 pm 
Offline
Rank (9)
Rank (9)

Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:18 pm
Posts: 1237
"Barney ...Barney...In the tower...what is the runway for this hour?"

"Oh little fella with wings on your jacket, it's runway 10 right...if you think you can hack it!"

The pilot instructor was John Hackett, deputy flight commander, "A" Flight, Moose Jaw...and it got me a brew after night flying finished



Top
   
 Post subject: Re: ATC encounters
PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:24 pm 
Offline
Rank 4
Rank 4

Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2004 8:47 am
Posts: 239
I took off in YZF a couple of days ago and as we rotated I saw a seagull which had been slaughtered on the runway from a previous departing A/C. Once we dealt with centre (I totally forgot about mentioning it to tower on departure), my FO put the #2 radio back to YZF tower and here goes the conversation...

FO: "Tower, looks like there's a dead seagull about 1/2 way down runway 09."
Tower: "OK, I'll let someone know and they'll have it picked up"
***Suddenly I have a brainwave***
Me: "Request you call YK-Inflight for pick-up." (They do our catering)
Tower: "Say again?"
Me: (Trying to contain my laughter) "Request you call YK-Inflight for pick-up."
Tower: "FAB 857, I'm sorry - we're quite busy...you're going to have to ask company to make that phone call sir."

It was quite busy with only one guy manning ground/tower frequencies...so I think he missed my humour...but on that note - hats off to the YZF guys and gal for the excellent job they do on a regular basis. Gonna try to stumble up there one of these times to meet everyone, but all those stairs are quite intimidating!


_________________
YG


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: ATC encounters
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:46 am 
Offline
Rank 2
Rank 2
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:59 pm
Posts: 98
Location: Hamilton, ON
CYKZ this morning talking to a helicopter

CYKZ:"[HELI], can I get you to land on 21"
HELI:"Winds are favouring 33 though"
CYKZ:"250 at 7, that's closer to 21"
HELI:"Still seems better if I take 33, but your choice"
CYKZ:"Take 21 please"


_________________
----------
Flying Dan
Co-host of Cleared En Route, the Canadian aviation and space exploration podcast!
Find it at www.ClearedEnRoute.com


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: ATC encounters
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:53 pm 
Offline
Rank 3
Rank 3

Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:23 pm
Posts: 135
Years ago in YYC.... (This while CDN were still around flying 737's as ZIP call sign). An ACA heavy waiting to depart clearly getting annoyed with the line up wait. ZIP on short final. The gal in the tower clearly getting frustrated with ACA persistance.....
ACA...Tower we've been holding short for quite some time now, are we ever going to get off?
Tower(really pissed off)... "Sir I'll get you off as soon as I get my Zipper down!"
SILENCE

IFRATC



Top
   
 Post subject: Re: ATC encounters
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:36 pm 
Offline
Rank 7
Rank 7

Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2004 8:39 pm
Posts: 569
From a really old thread on here:

quoting Thump:

Actually overheard this on YVR Terminal:

"Zip 450 through 12000 for fl280" (well don't remember #)
atc "roger..."

looooong pause (not busy)

atc " so, you in the hot pink today?"
......... (no answer)

someone else replies with a nice slow lisp (as feminine as a man could sound): "it's salmon"



Top
   
 Post subject: Re: ATC encounters
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:08 pm 
Offline
Rank 3
Rank 3
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2007 2:19 am
Posts: 179
Location: West Coast
Quote:
From a really old thread on here:

quoting Thump:

Actually overheard this on YVR Terminal:

"Zip 450 through 12000 for fl280" (well don't remember #)
atc "roger..."

looooong pause (not busy)

atc " so, you in the hot pink today?"
......... (no answer)

someone else replies with a nice slow lisp (as feminine as a man could sound): "it's salmon"


LOL! :prayer: So far that takes the first prize! :lol:


_________________
Fly Safe
F2


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: ATC encounters
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:27 pm 
Offline
Rank 5
Rank 5
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:35 am
Posts: 393
Edo wrote:
From a really old thread on here:

quoting Thump:

Actually overheard this on YVR Terminal:

"Zip 450 through 12000 for fl280" (well don't remember #)
atc "roger..."

looooong pause (not busy)

atc " so, you in the hot pink today?"
......... (no answer)

someone else replies with a nice slow lisp (as feminine as a man could sound): "it's salmon"


haha, thats a good one


_________________
I carry my crucifix
Under my deathlist
Forward my mail to me in hell
Liars and the martyrs
Lost faith in The Father
Long lost in the wishing well

Wild side


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: ATC encounters
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:24 am 
Offline
Rank 0
Rank 0

Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:01 am
Posts: 9
After departure GABC advises Radio he will be diverting west for a moment to check something.
30 seconds go by....

GABC- "we are turning on course, we had a bit of trouble getting the gear up but everything looks good now."

Radio- "Roger"

GABC- "I suppose its better not being able to get it up then the opposite!"

Not able to resist...

Radio- "Not Always!"



Top
   
 Post subject: Re: ATC encounters
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:20 am 
Offline
Rank 7
Rank 7
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:09 pm
Posts: 704
Location: throw a dart dead center of Saskatchewan
Two airlines that fly out of La Ronge, TransWest and Westwind. One day Westwind flight calls up for departure advisory:

WEW: Prince Albert radio, Westwind 702"

Radio quickly responds: "Transwest 702 La Ronge radio"


_________________
Having a standard that pilots lose their licence after making a mistake despite doing no harm to aircraft or passengers means soon you needn't worry about a pilot surplus or pilots offering to fly for free. Where do you get your experience from?


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: ATC encounters
PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:54 pm 
Offline
Rank 7
Rank 7

Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2004 8:39 pm
Posts: 569
A co-worker once told me this one:

Vancouver Tower to a Traffic Patrol Helicopter:

Twr: Helicopter FABC, Traffic is a Shorts 360, short Final Runway 26 and A Beaver turning final for the Water, cleared to land avitat ramp.

Helicopter: Roger I have the Shorts down low and the Beaver in sight.



Top
   
 Post subject: Re: ATC encounters
PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:46 am 
Offline
Rank 0
Rank 0

Joined: Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:35 am
Posts: 8
A British Airways 757 and a USAF C-5 Galaxy were flying in the same aerospace.

The cocky C-5 pilot, in an attempt to belittle the airliner's crew, keyed his mike and in a macho voice said: "Speedbird 309, what's your gross?"

BA Captain replied: "A little under 200 000 pounds a year, whats yours?"



Top
   
 Post subject: Re: ATC encounters
PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:45 pm 
Offline
Rank 3
Rank 3
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 02, 2006 5:59 pm
Posts: 183
Location: cykf
ATIS in Windsor:

wind ### @ ##.... etc.
inform ATC you have information Echo
Echo
Echo
....echo
............echo
.....................echo

In YXU:

A/C#1 - ABC 20 miles north inbound for landing
A/C#2 - DEF holding short Alpha ready for takeoff
Tower - ignoring #2 for interrupting: ABC fly heading 120 turn final from there
A/C#2 - Turn final from here, DEF

no reply from the tower, i assume they were either laughing or thinking of a career change



Top
   
 Post subject: Re: ATC encounters
PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:42 am 
Offline
Rank 0
Rank 0

Joined: Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:29 am
Posts: 13
Location: Sask.
GilletteNorth wrote:
Two airlines that fly out of La Ronge, TransWest and Westwind. One day Westwind flight calls up for departure advisory:

WEW: Prince Albert radio, Westwind 702"

Radio quickly responds: "Transwest 702 La Ronge radio"

Hahah that's great. They call us La Ronge radio quite a bit as well. It's nice being called "Prince Albert Tower" by some of the yankees that fly here though.


_________________
FSS: Air Traffic Control without the control.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: ATC encounters
PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:56 pm 
Offline
Rank 10
Rank 10
User avatar

Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:01 am
Posts: 2977
Location: somewhere drunk
ypamcvey wrote:
Hahah that's great. They call us La Ronge radio quite a bit as well. It's nice being called "Prince Albert Tower" by some of the yankees that fly here though.


I got called Thompson approach. I swear it didn't go to my head. :) Was kinda worried if he knew something about the upcoming traffic that I didn't, though. :wink:


_________________
no sig because apparently quoting people in context is offensive to them.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: ATC encounters
PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:31 am 
Offline
Rank 3
Rank 3

Joined: Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:10 pm
Posts: 176
A controller in montreal responed in Quebec french to Air France.

The response from Air France was "as long as your not going to speak french neither are we, english only please"


_________________
I think that if you stick to the dotted lines when making the folds your might have some aviation success.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: ATC encounters
PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:40 am 
Offline
Rank 7
Rank 7

Joined: Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:32 pm
Posts: 671
roger.roger wrote:
A controller in montreal responed in Quebec french to Air France.

The response from Air France was "as long as your not going to speak french neither are we, english only please"
English or French they still don't understand anything.



Top
   
 Post subject: Re: ATC encounters
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:11 pm 
Offline
Rank 0
Rank 0

Joined: Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:51 pm
Posts: 4
Location: Northern Alberta
This happened at the FSS station where I work. We routinely check for landing gear of aircraft on final, and a co-worker was looking for the gear of a Rockwell Turbo Commander, a bird dog returning from a forest fire. They have very short nose gear, and since he was landing on the far end of the runway, even with binoculars, it was pretty hard to see.
After the guy landed, she said "I almost had to ask you to pull up, your gear was so short, I couldn't see it."
He replied "oh, I didn't even know you check for landing gear."
And from pilot of the tanker, still 10 miles out, "You're not the first woman to tell him his gear was too short."

We laughed about that for a while! :lol:


_________________
It's all fun and games until someone loses a tail rotor.


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: ATC encounters
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:18 am 
Offline
Rank 7
Rank 7
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:12 pm
Posts: 724
Location: Gone sailing...
Many years ago, back when we were switching from using registration letters to phonetics, at or near YQR, a pilot fondly referred to as Ajax was flying an aircraft with marks which ended in FU. ATC were trying to convince him to follow the new protocol and respond with “Foxtrot Uniform”. The response, consistently, was F U.

Also some time ago, somewhere over the prairies on a dark and very, very quiet night, out of the silence came “quack, quack”. A minute or so goes by with no other comms, then again “quack, quack”. A second transmitter comes on immediately “BANG!”, then from the first transmitter “quack, quack, quack, quack!” Then the silence resumed.


_________________
Prairie Chicken


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: ATC encounters
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:49 pm 
Offline
Rank (9)
Rank (9)

Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:18 pm
Posts: 1237
PC: I remember Ajax very well...he haunted the RFC lounge quite frequently. I also remember one night flying session before phonetics with AKP, AKT, and ZKT chasing one another around the circuit...and number 3 would ask for a "Close pattern" every other circuit giving a certain female controller a very bad time trying to remember the sequence. Just think about it! It was all pre-arranged in the club house before we launched. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: ATC encounters
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:17 am 
Offline
Rank 7
Rank 7
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:12 pm
Posts: 724
Location: Gone sailing...
Old Dog, we likely know each other. I had my share of pints at the RFC as well. Ah, the good old days!

Speaking of ATC encounters, we could probably go on and on about the old days at CYQR, or just Ajax in particular. I believe the QR tower was known for the most inappropriate comments on frequency in the entire country, much to the frustration of TC. Pilots, ATC, engineers—everyone spent time at the RFC it seemed, and there was more than one plot hatched there. They were all fun!


_________________
Prairie Chicken


Top
   
 Post subject: Re: ATC encounters
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:59 pm 
Offline
Rank (9)
Rank (9)

Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:18 pm
Posts: 1237
Image

We were dubbed the "Snowflake" formation with this plus one other by the guys at CYMJ. I had to go into Regina for aircraft parts for one of the airshow performers and so used the call-sign "Snowflake One" as a joke.

"Regina Tower Snowflake One"....very long pause followed by a curious responce...
"Regina , Snowflake One...Belle Plaine with ATIS ( ) landing Regina"

Before the tower guy could answer I heard...

"Regina Tower...Snowflake Two"...which got my mojo going...this was going to be fun! The pilot of Two was a YQR tower guy moonlighting as an instructor

This was quickly followed by ..you guessed it..

"Regina Tower , Snowflake Three by the beacon" a red and white twin...AC Diesel 9

"OK you guys, you've had your fun now who is who out there..?"

Only later did I find out that the tower guy had been given the nickname "Snowflake" he thought that the whole world was pulling his leg.



Top
   
 Post subject: Re: ATC encounters
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:01 am 
Offline
Rank 7
Rank 7
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:12 pm
Posts: 724
Location: Gone sailing...
Snowflake might have been a little sensitive but he was a good controller. Two of the regulars from the RFC decided to moon him. Snowflake was working the Tower position and two un-named pilots went up in a light twin. They advised Tower they had a gear problem, and could they do a low pass by the tower to have him check the gear. Snowflake had his binoculars so trained on the gear that he missed the big moon cheeks up against the right window!

_________________
Prairie Chicken


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 85 posts ]  Go to page Previous 1 2 3 4 Next

All times are UTC-07:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 17 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited
[ GZIP: Off ]

For questions/comments please send them to
avcanada@gmail.com


AvCanada Topsites List
AVIATION TOP 100 - www.avitop.com Avitop.com

While the administrators and moderators of this forum will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. If you feel a topic or post is inappropriate email us at avcanada@gmail.com .  By reading these forums you acknowledge that all posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster (except for posts by these people) and hence will not be held liable. This website is not responsible or liable in any way for any false or misleading messages or job ads placed at our site. 

Use AvCanada's information at your own risk!

We reserve the right to remove any messages that we deem unacceptable.
When you post a message, your IP is logged and may be provided to concerned parties where unethical or illegal behavior is apparent. All rights reserved.