Short Final: ATC Diplomacy

Air Traffic Controllers can be very diplomatic in nudging us toward use of proper phraseology. I overheard this recently transiting NorCal airspace: Controller: “Coast Guard 123, traffic 11 o’clock, westbound, altitude indicates 3500 feet.”...

Short Final: ATC Diplomacy

Air Traffic Controllers can be very diplomatic in nudging us toward use of proper phraseology. I overheard this recently transiting NorCal airspace: Controller: “Coast Guard 123, traffic 11 o’clock, westbound, altitude indicates 3500 feet.” Coast Guard 123: “NorCal, Coast Guard 123, we have eyeballs on traffic.” (Pause) Controller: “Sorry, Coast Guard 123, I missed that. […]

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