March 13, 2005

Cognitive Dissonance

From the "Short Final" feature of the AvWeb online newsletter:

Somtimes they're a little busy...

Overheard inbound to EAA's AirVenture Oshkosh, 2003, where only the controllers on the ground speak and pilots respond by rocking their wings.

Controller: Bell Helicopter, Fisk Approach. If you read, rock your wings.


Controller: Right... OK, I guess you really don't have any wings. Bell Helicopter, if you read, transmit.

Helicopter: I read you, Fisk.

Controller: Roger, enter left traffic for runway 36, welcome to Oshkosh. You've earned your wings today.

Posted by jackhodgson at March 13, 2005 02:50 PM