The pilot of a small freight/mail plane was
getting a little complacent in his phraseology, probably because of the rather
dull routine of his late-night run.
Every weekday at 02:15 he would stop at a small airport and check in with:
"Good morning Jones field, guess who?"
The lone controller was bored too, but insisted on proper terminology and would lecture the pilot on proper radio technique every morning. The lessons fell on deaf ears and the pilot continued his daily "guess who?" call ups. That is, until the morning the radio crackled:
"Jones Field, guess who?"
The controller, well prepared, turned off all the lights on the airport and responded:
"Jones Field, guess where!" establishing proper communications from then on.
Last updated: 20 August, 2004 13:42