We have a number for you to call

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by markb5900, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. markb5900

    markb5900 Line Up and Wait

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    In SOLID IMC, being vectored for the approach.

    Get what I expected " cherokee xxx, turn to xx cleared for the VOR/DME approach, maintain 3000 etc.. please close your flight plan when you land".

    Read it back, not a problem. Get established inbound, everything looking good.
    Getting really bounced around though.

    Next I hear "cherokee xxx, we have a number for you to call, advise when ready to copy"

    Mind starts racing, what did I do?
    I am inside the FAF so I just tell them to standby, pretty busy right now.
    I break out and see the airport, tell them I am ready to copy.

    "cherokee xxx, call xxx,xxx-xxxx when on the ground, prefer you use that number to close your flight plan it is our direct line".

    Why couldn't he have just said that in the beginning instead of raising my blood pressure 20 points.
    Just thought I would share it.

    Mark B.
     
  2. ScottM

    ScottM Taxi to Parking

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    Controller humor, they gotta have some fun now don't they??
     
  3. tonycondon

    tonycondon Gastons CRO (Chief Dinner Reservation Officer)

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    thats plain cruel
     
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    woodstock Final Approach

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    that's mean. my blood pressure raised just reading it.
     
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    glpilot Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Come on mark, you have some blood pressure points to spare don't you? ;-)
     
  6. Pilawt

    Pilawt Final Approach

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    Controller 1 points to his display and says to Controller 2 sitting next to him: "Hey Vern, watch this target jump when I say this ..." ;)

    -- Pilawt
     
  7. JasonCT

    JasonCT Pattern Altitude

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    The 1 and only time thus far I have been asked to call a number the controller so politely added "Possible Pilot Deviation" that is where your blood pressure reaches stroke level!!!!

    Thank God Boston ATC had the wrong plane when I called but still no one likes the hear those wonderful words do they?
     
  8. spiderweb

    spiderweb Final Approach

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    How vexing.
     
  9. Let'sgoflying!

    Let'sgoflying! Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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    "Roger _____ approach - hey, did you just vector me into all these towers? SHRIEKKKK!!!!!!"

    then flip off your transponder, go to radio silence.


    They need to keep their blood pressure up too.
     
  10. EdFred

    EdFred Taxi to Parking

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    Oh man! :rofl:
     
  11. CJones

    CJones Final Approach

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    Which would be followed by: "Cherokee XXX, turn right hdg XXX to hold at NDB XXX until we're ready for you to continue your approach." :)
     
  12. Everskyward

    Everskyward Experimenter

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    I heard a different one yesterday. Center gave an airline crew a number to call for the the "Domestic Event Network". This was in the middle of the country and the airplane was in cruise up in the flight levels, not close to any potential targets. From the tail end of the conversation I think the crew had the volume of both radios turned down and missed some calls. This is nothing all that unusual. Planes seem to get temporarily misplaced on occasion, including ours, but I've never heard a request like that. Neither had the crew. Or the controller. I think his supervisor handed him the number.
     
  13. SkyHog

    SkyHog Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Mark - no kidding, I would have needed a change of drawers after that. Good thing ya didn't bust.
     
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    HPNFlyGirl En-Route

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    Mark...at least they didnt say..."Contact tower when you get on the ground. Do you have the number."
     
  15. Let'sgoflying!

    Let'sgoflying! Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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    I would have said, "Nah, thanks anyway. I already get the National News Network, the Hollywood Network, the Sports Network. Really, who would want to watch stuff going on in someone's home anyway?"
     
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    Someone must be watching all those reality shows.... :rolleyes: