A "good ol' boy" Texas-sounding Air Force C-130 pilot was approaching
for landing at Rhein-Main. The conversation went something like this:
Cont: "AF1733, You are on an eight mile final for 27R. You have a UH-1 three
miles ahead of you on final; reduce speed to 130 knots."
Pilot: "Rogo', Frankfurt. We're bringing this big bird back to one-hundred
and thirty knots fur ya."
Cont (a few moments later): "AF33, helicopter traffic at 90 knots now 1 1/2
miles ahead of you; reduce speed further to 110 knots."
Pilot: "AF thirty-three reining this here bird back further to 110 knots"
Cont: "AF33, you are three miles to touchdown, helicopter traffic now 1 mile
ahead of you;
reduce speed to 90 knots"
Pilot (a little miffed): "Sir, do you know what the stall speed of this here
Cont: "No, but if you ask your co-pilot, he can probably tell you."
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6 - Pilot Responsibilities
This page written 3 July 2003 by Robyn Stewart.