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A little help from Ground Control, please

Old 25th May 2020, 19:53
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A little help from Ground Control, please

A controller friend told me a story once which I want to write down, but need technical assistance from a controller familiar with General Aviation ops at KJFK.

The story was, approaching shift change near midnight, quiet in tower when a Cherokee called for clearance to depart.

The controller then issued a long somewhat complex clearance, in one breath.

This is what I hope someone here can post for me to copy, in return for the punch line, which is a beaut.
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Old 26th May 2020, 11:02
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"...and I need a new pen" one?
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Old 26th May 2020, 23:04
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Not GMC but I remember an instance in the UK back in about 1970 with a Cessna 150.
Filed IFR from Stansted routing outbound via Dover for a departure about 3am local time.
The controller at the centre (London ATCC) responsible for departure clearances issued the clearance, route as filed, to maintain not less than 150 kts!(he'd filed a cruise speed of 85 kts).
That particular controller (who wasn't popular with his colleagues) was also about to go off duty.
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Old 27th May 2020, 20:36
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Reminds me of another 150 story I heard personally. Late hot summer afternoon around three PM and a tired but heavily loaded C-150 was enroute to Atlantic City with clearance to climb through what was then Class B airspace. "Report reaching 4500'" said ATC.. "Yes Sir, I'll let you know...if you are still on duty". Climb rate about 150 feet a minute.

Back to my question. Was looking for a descriptive verbatim clearance to a small plane located near the base of the JFK tower to the departure end of the most distant runway.

The end of the story was...tower was quiet and basically the rhythm of the event had everybody waiting for a response. There was none for what seemed a long time, and then came the sound of an open mike. Finally, a different voice, possibly from the back seat, said "F*&k it...tell him Roger".
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