More Fun With Air Traffic Controllers 

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Speaking of flying and Air Traffic Control, you may enjoy this collection of ATC quotes. The generally rigid professionalism required for the job (the job requires shuffling flying tin cans full of people traveling at high speeds around very tight spaces) makes the occasional tension-breaking joke all the more enjoyable.

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 that he was number two, behind a B-52 that had one engine shut down. “Ah,” the fighter pilot remarked, “The dreaded seven-engine approach.”


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