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Doc Bryant

Short Final for New Year's Eve 2006

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From those wonderful folks who bring you Avweb's twice weekly synopsis of things aviating....Short FinalReturning to Republic Airport in Farmingdale, N.Y., on New Year's Day, I heard the following exchange between the tower controller and the pilot of a Piper Arrow:Arrow: "Republic tower, Arrow Three Four Five, eight miles north, inbound with India."Tower: "Arrow Three Four Five, report right downwind Runway 32."Arrow: "Any chance we can get a straight in?"Tower: "You said you were north didn't you?"Arrow: "Yes, seven miles north."Tower: "Arrow Three Four Five, the only way I can give you a straight in for Runway 32 is if you turn north and continue for about 24,000 miles."Arrow: (momentary silence) "Uh, okay, sorry, Happy New Year..Doc Bryant

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