ATC [Air Traffic Control] Chatter...


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By:  buzz-of-the-orient  •  7 months ago  •  8 comments

ATC [Air Traffic Control] Chatter...

BUZZ NOTE:  This was emailed to me by my brother...

ATC [Air Traffic Control] Chatter...

Tower: "Delta 351, you have traffic at 10 o'clock, 6 miles!"
Delta 351: "Give us another hint! We have digital watches!"


A  Cessna inbound at the reporting point over Manly Beach.
Tower (Female voice): "Cessna WYXD, congestion at airport approach. I’m going to have to hold you over the Manly area."
Cessna WYXD: "I love it when you talk dirty to me."


"TWA 2341, for noise abatement, turn right 45 Degrees."
TWA  2341: "Center,  we are at 35,000 feet.. How much noise can we make up here?"
Tower: "Sir, have you ever heard the noise a 747 makes when it hits a 727?"


From an unknown aircraft waiting in a very long takeoff queue: "I'm bored!"
Ground Traffic Control: "Last  aircraft transmitting, identify yourself  immediately!"
Unknown aircraft: "I  said I was bored, not  stupid!"


O'Hare Approach Control to a 747: 
"United 329 heavy, your traffic is a Fokker, one o'clock, three miles, Eastbound."
United 329: "Approach, I've always wanted to say this...I've got the little Fokker in sight."


 A student became lost during a solo cross-country flight.

While attempting to locate the aircraft on radar, ATC asked, "What was your last known position?"

Student: "When I was number one for takeoff."


A  DC-10 had come in a little hot and thus had an exceedingly long rollout after touching down.

San Jose Tower Noted: "American 751, make a hard right turn at the end of the  runway, if you are able.. If you are not able, take the Guadalupe exit off Highway 101, make a right at the lights and return to the airport."


Tower: "American 702, cleared for takeoff, contact Departure on frequency 124.7"

Eastern 702: "Tower, American 702 switching to Departure. By the way, after we lifted off we saw some kind of dead animal on the far end of the runway."

Tower:  "Delta 635, cleared for takeoff behind Eastern 702, contact Departure on frequency 124.7. Did you copy that report from Eastern 702?"

Continental 635: "Delta 635, cleared for takeoff, roger; and yes, we copied American. We've already notified our caterers."


One day the pilot of a Cherokee 180 was told by the tower to hold short of the active runway while a DC-8 landed.

The DC-8 landed, rolled out, turned around, and taxied back past the Cherokee.

A quick-witted comedian in the DC-8 crew got on the radio and said, "What a cute little plane. Did you make it all by yourself?"

The Cherokee pilot came back with: "I made it out of DC-8 parts. Another landing like yours and I'll have enough parts for another one."


While taxiing at London' s Gatwick Airport,  the crew of a US Air flight departing for Ft.  Lauderdale made a wrong turn and came nose to nose with a United 727.   An  irate female ground controller lashed out at the US  Air crew, screaming:

"US Air 2771, where the hell are you going? I told you to turn right onto Charlie taxiway! You turned right on Delta! Stop right there. I know it's difficult for you to tell the difference between C and D, but get it right!"

Continuing her rage to the embarrassed crew, she was now  shouting hysterically:

 "God!  Now you've screwed everything up! It'll take forever to sort this out! You stay right there and don't move till I tell you to! You can expect progressive taxi instructions in about half an hour, and I want you to go exactly where I tell you, when I tell you, and how I tell you! You got that, US Air 2771?"

"Yes, ma'am," the humbled crew responded.

Naturally, the ground control communications frequency fell terribly silent after the verbal bashing of US Air 2771 Nobody wanted to chance engaging the irate ground controller in her current state of mind.  Tension in every cockpit out around Gatwick was definitely running high. Just then an unknown pilot broke the silence, asking:

"Wasn't I married to you once?"


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Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
1  author  Buzz of the Orient    7 months ago

Laughter is the best medicine, and I think we all need some these days.

Sophomore Participates
1.1  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1    7 months ago

Evening Buzz... they are hilarious. You have made my evening...

Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
1.1.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @1.1    7 months ago

As I read through them for the first time, my laughter grew, and when I read the last line I almost fell off my chair (remember, I divorced my first wife....)

Professor Principal
2  Kavika     7 months ago

LMAO, a great laugh for the day.

Jeremy Retired in NC
PhD Guide
3  Jeremy Retired in NC    7 months ago

Good way to start the day is with some humor.  

Thanks for this.

Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
4  Trout Giggles    7 months ago

Thanks for the laughs!

Greg Jones
Professor Guide
5  Greg Jones    7 months ago

The  now retired Kennedy Steve always kept things moving at JFK with a humorous touch

Raven Wing
Professor Expert
6  Raven Wing    7 months ago

This is for Buzz...


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