PPRuNe Forums

ATC Issues A place where pilots may enter the 'lions den' that is Air Traffic Control in complete safety and find out the answers to all those obscure topics which you always wanted to know the answer to but were afraid to ask.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 13th Oct 2012, 03:34   #1501 (permalink)
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: nz
Posts: 3
Angolan ATC ( No Radar )

ATC: " UN 2 0 4 Say Deestanse
AC: " Deeeeestanse UN204 " ( much giggling heard all over Angola )

ATC: " Un 204 Say Rrraaydial "
AC: " Rraaydial....UN204 "

ATC: ( rather faster now ) " UN204 Say flight level "
AC: Flight level Un204

ATC: "UN204 Say flight plan canceled "
AC" um um um 85 miles,182 radial FL220

ATC: UN 204 please join with me in tower upon arrival...bring presents !
HardCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th Oct 2012, 14:02   #1502 (permalink)
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Permanantly in the EU
Posts: 414
Flyting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th Oct 2012, 07:27   #1503 (permalink)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Down under
Posts: 13

There was a tractor mowing the grass around the airfield today.

After requesting to cross an active runway and operate in the helicopter training area I was informed of another helicopter "mowing the grass" in the vicinity haha!

I could hear the other ATC guys laughing in the background
Aluminium Mallard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th Oct 2012, 02:30   #1504 (permalink)
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Seattle
Posts: 5
China Air climbing out of Incheon

Korean ATC: China Air ## heavy increase climb rateee

China Air ## heavy: Ah razha, Increase crime rate
AC Scott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd Nov 2012, 04:39   #1505 (permalink)
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Downunder
Posts: 4
From one of my former colleagues, generally a funny guy...

Pilot: "TWR, SAS123, did we check in?"

ATC: "No you didn't. Please do"
HispeedApproved is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd Nov 2012, 07:44   #1506 (permalink)
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Taxiway Y1
Posts: 8
Over the frequency somewhere in the southern Europe:

Controller: State the purpose of your flight?

Aircraft: Ah, pay the alimony, make some money and have a good time

Controller: I meant, are you commercial flight or private flight?

Aircraft: Aforementioned still applies but we are a commercial one
jjj2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th Nov 2012, 10:20   #1507 (permalink)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Above the clouds where the sun is always shining
Age: 26
Posts: 71
Overheard this as first thing on the ground frequency after landing somewhere in the UK:

AC: How bad is it?
GROUND: Not as bad as being poked in the eye with a wooden stick. Your slot is at ..:..
flying apple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th Nov 2012, 08:25   #1508 (permalink)
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Surrounding the localizer
Posts: 2,174
Landing at LHR..clearing the runway and contacting ground...in sheeting rain and blowing a gale..
"xxxx123 runway vacated A7....lovely weather!"
"xxxx123, left on Alpha hold short link 26....yeah and there's still a hosepipe ban!"
Classic LHR humour
haughtney1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st Dec 2012, 12:21   #1509 (permalink)
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Scotland
Posts: 717
An absolute genius controller at Thames yesterday to me, struggling against the wind in a light single with a ground speed around 120kts

Controller: "G-XXXX Left heading 345 degrees - no speed restriction"

Us: "We're giving it all we've got!!"
Jwscud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th Dec 2012, 14:12   #1510 (permalink)
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: EU
Posts: 19
APP: "XXX123 report speed"
XXX123: "Speed is good, 250 knots."
APP: "Reduce 220 knots"
XXX123: "Reducing to better speed"
woocash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th Dec 2012, 13:44   #1511 (permalink)
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: FL280 and below
Posts: 21
Arriving in FRA on a Shorts 3-60:
APP: ...good morning, my papers say, your callsign is 'irish concorde' today!
Pilot: ..oh and my approach chart says yours is 'Egelsbach Radar'!
(Egelsbach is a VFR airfield just south of FRA)
speed alive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th Jan 2013, 19:16   #1512 (permalink)
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Belgium
Age: 27
Posts: 71
ABC123: Departure, good morning, ABC123 climbing to FL60. (as described in SID)
DEP: ABC123, good morning, climb to FL70.
ABC123: Climbing to FL7000, ABC123.
DEP: Are your sure your pressurisation system will be able to handle that, sir?
ABC123: Right, climbing to FL70, ABC123.

And another one, also today (quite a fun day we had.):

GND: DEF456, taxi to holding point RWY25 via *quite a long taxi clearance*.
DEF456: Taxi to holding point.... AH F*&CK!
(the other pilot comes on the radio)
DEF456: Ground, Stand By, DEF456.

Last edited by KriVa; 5th Jan 2013 at 19:22.
KriVa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th Jan 2013, 16:35   #1513 (permalink)
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pakistan
Age: 37
Posts: 6

Happened at OPLA:
An MFI-17 (single eng piston) lined up, a B-747 on finals don't know how far.
ATC tells the Boeing cleared to land blah blah.
boeing pilot says : ok, but what is this tiny toony thing on the runway..
MFI-17 pilot: Lahore, Zulu-20 rolling, CAUTION FOR PROPWASH..
caviator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th Jan 2013, 15:33   #1514 (permalink)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sussex
Age: 75
Posts: 15
Gatwick in the '70's

Not sure if these have been seen before but when at "Gatters" in the 70's I had a bit of a reputation for quick wit! Inbound Britannia 737 "Gatwick, we have just descended through a layer of icing. "Quick as a flash "Roger, be advised that preceding A/C reported a thick layer of marzipan below that". Even quicker and before he could answer, "The A/C before him reported turbulence due to lots of currents, but not to worry as it was a piece of cake"! Brilliant I thought, no response from the Britannia crew but lots of chuckles from others. Reported in Flight so I sweated a bit afterwards!
Another? Transiting light aircraft with a female on the R/T. Voice like melted chocolate and we asked her all sorts of rubbish just to listen. As they departed or airspace I asked " are you as pretty as you sound?" Very gruff male voice " Yes she is and I'm her husband!" Utter silence!
Finally, BCal 111 on finals "Outer marker Caledonian 123" "no, sorry, Caledonian 124, I was 3 yesterday" Tower Controller "Happy Birthday to you, Happy birthday to you!"
Wonderful days.
autolycus224 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th Feb 2013, 10:08   #1515 (permalink)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: On the couch
Age: 27
Posts: 19
Falcon Tower

I did the major part of my flight training in AZ, based in Mesa flying from Falcon Field airport.
We shared the airport with lots of students from France, Holland, Germany, China etc.

However, everytime a chinese student checked in with tower, we knew what was coming:

F*cking Tower, good morning, NXXXX
rayfill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th Feb 2013, 16:57   #1516 (permalink)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: The Sky
Posts: 23
Luton Radar

Heres something I heard a while back, made me and my instructor chuckle :

LTN RDR: 'G-XXXX, whats you destination'
G-XXXX : 'No where, just gonna fly about for a bit.'
Random voice: '....wow...'
G-OE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th Feb 2013, 21:00   #1517 (permalink)
Join Date: May 2000
Location: poor gps coverage
Posts: 203
About 1997, just got the PPLh and feeling very confident, a friend (recently licenced) and myself made the long trek to Belfast from dublin on a windy crappy day. No gps and lots of being temporarily unsure of our position we finaly found aldergrove and upon pulling into the hover we were given (for the first time ever) taxi instructions.
Needles to say we didnt have a clue and didnt have the proper taxi plates. atc were kind enough to simplify things,

ATC- EI-CCT just follow the chieftan to the ramp.

some discussion between my friend ensued so we asked for some clarification.

US- eh ground can you confirm whether the chieftan is the fella with the bats or is it the truck with the follow me sign?

ATC- Eh , CCT, its the twin engine plane behind you.

we were better prepared next time
whatsarunway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd Feb 2013, 10:59   #1518 (permalink)
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Benelux
Posts: 111
Twr good morning ABC XXX is on the microwave 27L
Navigator33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd Feb 2013, 13:03   #1519 (permalink)
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 331
Originally Posted by Navigator33
Twr good morning ABC XXX is on the microwave 27L
I don't get it???
Glamdring is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd Feb 2013, 13:37   #1520 (permalink)
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: My views - Not my employer!
Posts: 899
I think he is trying to suggest a visual image of a pilot sitting on a microwave?
Cough is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT. The time now is 09:53.

1996-2012 The Professional Pilots Rumour Network

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1