Air Traffic Controller Discussion With a Global Perspective
By Luka Stevens 1345102
#513230 EBBR_TWR: Cleared to XXX via LNO5J, initial climb FL60, squawk 7126.
Pilot: Roger, taxi to rwy 07C via LNO5J
EBBR_TWR: ...

Keep in mind: EBBR only has rwy 07R and 07L :D
By Andre Almeida 1333905
#518072 I wasn't the controller, but saw this yesterday on a _CTR frequency:

"ATC: ABC123, descend to altitude 4000 ft by QNH 1022
ABC123: Turn left heading 300
ATC: ABC123, Try again...
ABC123: Turn left heading 300"

This entire communication was held on text, so I have no idea how the pilot managed to mess that one up, twice.
By Luka Stevens 1345102
#518144
Andr Almeida 1333905 wrote:I wasn't the controller, but saw this yesterday on a _CTR frequency:

"ATC: ABC123, descend to altitude 4000 ft by QNH 1022
ABC123: Turn left heading 300
ATC: ABC123, Try again...
ABC123: Turn left heading 300"

This entire communication was held on text, so I have no idea how the pilot managed to mess that one up, twice.


Lemme guess, EBBU_CTR :D
By Callum McLoughlin 1063042
#520502 Not controlling, so to speak. To set the scene, the aircraft was observed skimming along at 3000ft, approximately 1,000nm from it's destination.

[10:50:56] CMM_SUP: Hello [...]. My name is Callum. I am one of the VATSIM supervisors. Please reply. To contact me simply type (without the quotes) ".msg CMM_SUP hello" and then press enter.
[10:54:38] [...]: good morning
[10:54:44] [...]: everybody on board is death
[10:54:51] [...]: because FO is unable to wake up captain
[10:54:53] CMM_SUP: it seems that way to me, too :P

I thought it was funny, anyway :lol:
By Nestor Perez 1369273
#520549 'Ello, everyone!

On CTP at LON_S_CTR:
London Control, good evening BAWXXX with you FL4000.

after 15 seconds laughing...
Station calling London, say again.

here comes the pilot, 150% confident of himself...
BAWXXX with you, FL4000.

another 15 seconds laughing...

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Another one: "Line up and wait behind the departing traffic after he arrives."
By Robert Shearman Jr 1155655
#520993 I was flying, not controlling, when I overheard this one tonight during VATUSA's Friday Night Ops "Northeastern Corridor" event; but, I think it counts:
NY_RBR_APP: DAL2526, don't be afraid now; there's traffic at your 11 o'clock, he is six miles turning northeastbound, a heavy Boeing 747 at 6000. He is British; no factor. You can give me a right turn to head (couldn't hear the rest over my own laughter)
By Thimo Koolen 1345135
#521092 Gave the (text) pilot his flightplan clearance. He never responds with the readback. He proceeds to suddenly pushback. He finally stops a minute after I asked him to stop immediately (there was other traffic pushing next to him) and said he didn't even read back his flightplan clearance.

Around 10 minutes later (still in the pushed position, half-blocking the taxiway) he asks for another pushback and then this happened:

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By Miguel Dias 1396217
#521982 Airliner: Lisbon Tower Hello!
Me: Airliner, Lisbon Tower Good Evening.
Airliner: Hello.

(at this point i had no visual of him on the radar)

10 minutes later...

Airliner: Lisbon radio check, airliner
Me: Read you 5
Airliner: Roger , Hello.

No further contact from there foward...

(I've come to find out he wasnt filed for the airport i was in)