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Short Final for 6 October

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From those wonderful folks at Avweb.com....Short FinalI was taking my brother for his first flight in a GA airplane. He was somewhat nervous and a little overwhelmed by what we go through to launch a flight. I picked up the local ATIS on my handheld before engine start and, after we got in the plane and were ready to call for taxi clearance, I briefed him on the kind of radio transmissions he would hear as we taxied out and took off. That education behind us, I called for taxi clearance:Me: Skylane 12345, West hangers, with MIKE, taxi.Before I could get a word in edge-wise, my brother, Mike, (with awe in his voice...) said,

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I vaguely recall that there is an intersection named DRUNK somewhere in the northeastern United States. I could just picture the reaction of a non-aviator upon hearing this conversation on a scanner:United: Boston Approach, United 123 with you, we have Whiskey.Approach: United 123 roger, report DRUNK.

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