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April 12, 2006

Overheard on the Mud

Seen while hanging out on one of the various muds I spend time on:

My Son is listening to the exchange between me and the controller and wants to chime in on the conversion. I said to my son, "Just hang on; I will give you a chance". I never should have said that because now he is all excited to talk on the radio. As I start to turn inbound on the turn, the Approach control said "Contact tower when established on the localizer". So I told my young Padawan Learner "OK, when this needle gets here on the dial, push the radio button and tell the tower that 93 Romeo is inbound on the localizer".

Now imagine this, I am giving basic instrument instruction to a 9 year old. Before I can give him something simpler to say he keys the mike and says "REBEL BASE, THIS IS RED 5. WE ARE STARTING OUR ATTACK RUN ON THE DEATH STAR".

Now this was post 9/11, and before I can key my mike and say anything, the tower jumps on and says "RED 5, YOUR CLEARED FOR THE APPROACH TO THE DEATH STAR. REPORT HITS AWAY"

I'm still curious the source of this, so if anyone has seen it elsewhere let me know.

EDIT: Original story can be found here I recommend checking it out.

Posted by snooze at April 12, 2006 06:07 PM

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Looks to have originated with Jeff Bryant, here:


Posted by: jfb [LiveJournal user info] at April 12, 2006 07:24 PM

That is without a doubt the coolest story I've read in a long time.

Posted by: Derek [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 12, 2006 08:45 PM

BWAHAHAHA! That's the best laugh I've had in a few days.

That is one lucky kid. I couldn't imagine almost 30 years ago bein' in his seat.

Hell, that'd be fun now :)

Posted by: Mad William Flint [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 13, 2006 10:04 AM

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