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Tower, Cessna, student pilot, I am out of fuel.

Cessna: "Jones tower, Cessna 12345, student pilot, I am out of fuel." Tower: "Roger Cessna 12345, reduce airspeed to best glide!! Do you have the...

Like my wife

Controller: USA353 (sic) contact Cleveland Center 135.6. (pause) Controller: USA353 contact Cleveland Center 135.6. (pause) Controller: USA353 you're just like my wife -- you never listen! Pilot: Center, this...

Noise abatement

"Flight 2341, for noise abatement turn right 45 degrees." "But Center,we are at 35,000 feet. How much noise can we make up here?" "Sir, have you...

Request for clearance to FL 600

In another famous SR-71 story, Los Angeles Center reported receiving a request for clearance to FL 600 (60,000ft). The incredulous controller, with some disdain in...

A military pilot called for a priority landing…

A military pilot called for a priority landing because his single-engine jet fighter was running "a bit peaked." Air Traffic Control told the fighter pilot...

A cool partner in the back seat

An SR-71 pilot told this story from his first flight with a new co-pilot(SR-71 was the USAF advanced 'stealth' reconnaissance aircraft known as the...

Joker at the wheel

This happened at the small but busy Sarasota Florida airport in 1975. The tower was open from 6am until 10pm and most of the...

ATC Quotes

Tower: "Delta 351, you have traffic at 10 o'clock, 6 miles!" Delta 351: "Give us another hint! We have digital watches!" "TWA 2341, for noise abatement...