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44 thoughts on “Some Funny Air Traffic Control Conversations

  1. So can anyone recommend me a way to actually learn ATC talk? I came to this video trying to see if I could learn it by listening to it, but you know, it’s still kinda difficult to understand…

  2. why does it like if dwayne johnson came on the frequenty on 1:58 XD
    i swear it looks like in the movies of him

  3. Is it me or does anyone else have trouble understanding what these guys are saying if you do not read the video text?

  4. So here I am, minding my own business watching airplane videos and I came across this video… turns out … this JAL6012… my flight… I remember that flight specifically. It’s was Chrystal clear that night, and landing on 4L makes us taxi an additional 2.5 miles… thought I’d ask for 31L… so instead of 2.5 miles, we rollout and exit to parking ramp… 200 yards. Can’t even cool the engines down for required 2 minutes. Excellent and great controller, relaxed night… thank you for that night. If the controller ever hears this, please contact me I’m going to be flying into JFK as I’m going to be flying there more often now with my current airline employer… another Asian carrier but still on B747, This is why pilots and controllers love their job… for brief moments like this.

    Just a few side notes…That flight was over 15 years ago… the chances of me finding and/or hearing that audio are astronomical. And by the way… JAL contracted many western pilots over the decades I got hired in 1992 and they let all expats go in 2009. I am an American, right down to my socks. “Sterile cockpit below” (no unnecessary, non-aviation chit chat) was not being violated, nor any operational policies or dangerous maneuvers… just simply a visual approach was being executed.

    To all of the controllers and pilots out there like depicted in this audio… thank you… 44 years of this and 2.5 years left before I set the parking brake the last time. You might like this video….

    Thank you for the audio!

  5. Lmao imagine the people on the plane that is waiting for that one guy taking a shit in order to take off..

  6. Fantastic! What a gorgeous post you made to an aviation forum!

  7. We were taxiing about on a quiet Sunday morning at JFK, when an American jet came on the ground frequence with a very obvious urgency in his voice. Ground said "Go ahead", and he said he wanted to report a smooth spot in the taxiway . . . . true story.

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