When Your Plane Pushes Off From The Gate
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    When Your Plane Pushes Off From The Gate

    you might think things are golden...



    Some of these are hilarious... some, scary.


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    Wow, brings back memories......IMO the hardest part of airline flying was the taxi phase. Night time, unfamiliar airport, not fun.
    So I tuned the Larrivee, drop D, then DADGAD.

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    Entertaining. Typical NYC attitude out of the controllers.

    I go by JFK twice a day on my commute. Saw a USAF C-17 take off today. Only time you see them round these parts is when they fly in or out the Prez. limousine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post
    Only time you see them round these parts is when they fly in or out the Prez. limousine.
    THANKFULLY, we're the home of the 445th and see 'em fulfilling their general missions.

    One "cute" conversation involved a pilot requesting taxi to his gate insuring Ground that it was clear, whereupon Ground notified him, "From where I'm standing, I see the largest 747 I've ever seen between you and the gate, but if you can figure a way above, below or around him then you have my permission to proceed".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post
    Entertaining. Typical NYC attitude out of the controllers.

    I go by JFK twice a day on my commute. Saw a USAF C-17 take off today. Only time you see them round these parts is when they fly in or out the Prez. limousine.
    Kennedy Steve was a legend. He's retired now. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennedy_Steve

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    There are a ton of funny stories about traffic control conversations. One of my favorites is about a British pilot in the 1960's who was confused by the complex ground layout at Frankfurt, Germany, and had to repeatedly ask the controller for instructions while taxiing. Finally the annoyed German controller asked, "have you ever flown to Frankfurt before?" The reply came back in an icy, clipped English accent, "Once, in 1945 -- but I didn't stop."
    "None of us knows for sure what's out there; that's why we keep looking. Keep your faith; travel hopefully. The universe will surprise you, constantly." The 13th Doctor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCavilia View Post
    Finally the annoyed German controller asked, "have you ever flown to Frankfurt before?" The reply came back in an icy, clipped English accent, "Once, in 1945 -- but I didn't stop."

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    The video

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