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« on: July 23, 2012, 11:49:25 PM »

I was listening to AirVenture 9/27 this evening and at about 7:05 CDT I caught this rather humorous exchange between a Spitfire and the tower (starts at 5:22 in the attached clip):

SPITFIRE: Oshkosh Tower, Spitfire 7612 over Fond Du Lac.

TOWER: 612 over Fond Du Lac say your type.

SPITFIRE: I'm a Spitfire. Wanna do the Warbird approach.

TOWER: Spitbird....er, Spitfire, I'm sorry about that, Spitfire......I'm getting laughed at right now. Spitfire, report Warbird Island.

SPITFIRE: Roger, how 'bout runway 2-7?

TOWER: You can plan on that.

SPITFIRE: Thank you, sir......I won't laugh at you.

* KOSH-Twr-North-Jul-24-2012-0000Z.mp3 (3703.25 KB - downloaded 4094 times.)
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 03:17:52 PM »

Maybe a controller who works a lot of British Airways flights in his day job?  grin
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2012, 10:04:13 PM »

Did someone say SPITFIRE?? Love this vid... cheesy


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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2012, 11:53:46 PM »

I am curious what the motivation is for controllers to work Oshkosh.

I have decided long ago that I don't have the temperament to be a controller but
I would not feel the stress of working an event that is highly likely to involve an NTSB investigation or two of some sort would being worth it.   This guy sounds great.

964S there at the beginning kinda sounds like Jack Roush 
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2012, 03:46:29 PM »

I am curious what the motivation is for controllers to work Oshkosh.
I'd think it would be pretty fun, but I'm not a controller (yet). Haha

These guys have pretty large teams helping them identify aircraft and monitor the flow. There's a lot of forethought that goes into these procedures.

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