KRVS 172203Z. (Edited for time)
) checked on, holding short of 19L
. Cessna 505
was informed we'd be in position. -Acknowledged.N721CT
put into position on 19L
Controller mistakenly gives Cessna 0JA
takeoff clearance. (They were already in air.) For some reason, the pilot read it back and to top it off, left out his callsign. Cessna 505
now cleared for the option. We're still sitting on the runway, but picked up on the error. Cessna 0JA
, again, already in the air, is told to follow traffic in pattern.
) clarified with the tower and he reads back the same takeoff clearance previously given to 0JA
Although not good, I understand how the controller can think one callsign and say another. What I cannot understand is why an aircraft not even on the ground can read it back, not state their own callsign and proceed to let it go. The controller also should have been watching us to start our takeoff roll before clearing the next inbound to land.
Some call it a deal, some call it procedural error.