Air Traffic Controller Discussion With a Global Perspective
By Jonathan Fong 1308253
#522285 From the Ugandan Knuckles event at HUEN...
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Memes were had.

Also, this is old, but...
Nestor Perez 1369273 wrote:...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...

That sounds suspiciously like something that happened on a stream of Matt Davies controlling LON_CTR (not on CTP either). Same dialogue too, to a tee.

You sure that anecdote's yours, Nestor?
By Nestor Perez 1369273
#522287
Jonathan Fong 1308253 wrote:From the Ugandan Knuckles event at HUEN...
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Memes were had.

Also, this is old, but...
Nestor Perez 1369273 wrote:...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...

That sounds suspiciously like something that happened on a stream of Matt Davies controlling LON_CTR (not on CTP either). Same dialogue too, to a tee.

You sure that anecdote's yours, Nestor?


Nope, not mine. But still funny and still heard it :lol:
By Matthew McEwen 1303289
#523334 This made my day!

Me: Direct ATUDU, cleared RNAV approach runway 24.
Pilot: Unable RNAV approach
Me: What approach would you like?
Pilot: As close to a straight line as possible please.
By Andre Almeida 1333905
#523913 Had this conversation a couple weeks ago via text.

Aircraft: Lisboa Approach, good evening, (...), requesting clearance to Porto.
LPPT_APP: Good evening, cleared to Porto (...), squawk 4762.
Aircraft: Cleared to Porto (...), squawk 4760.
LPPT_APP: Squawk 4762.
Aircraft: Squawk 4760
LPPT_APP: Squawk 4762.
Aircraft: Squawk 4662 sorry
LPPT_APP: Almost. 4762.
Aircraft: Squawk 4762.
LPPT_APP: Readback correct.

Not sure what was happening.
By Trenton Martin 1316014
#524134 Today flying:

United asks why he is on a certain heading...

MIA_CTR: UALXXX, you're on the heading because you were way too high and I need to descend you.
MIA_CTR: UALXXX, turn left
MIA_CTR: UALXXX, Turn left heading 270.
UALXXX: Given there is no traffic around me to cause this vectoring. I will continue offline thanks

Well alrighty then.. :lol:
By Lindsey Wiebe 1101951
#524344 Flying in SoCal this weekend, the California Screamn event had just ended, the controllers were tired and apparently so were some of the pilots:

SoCal App: AirlinerXXX say altitude
(with an exasperated voice... we've all been there) AirlinerXXX: ZERO! WE JUST CRASHED, WE DEAD, sorry
By Alessandro Buscaglione 1155449
#524803 Image
Want to see that ILS departure :D

The guy later apologized for any mistakes he made, so had to encourage him to keep learning and not to give up :D
By Josh Jenk 1383451
#525105 So I was controlling Vancouver tower last night and this aircraft ended up flying through my airspace in the path of the active runway (twice). He then tried to line up with the runway and finally contacted me with this:
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Then a minute later I see him doing almost a 180 turn at about 150 feet so I pulled up my simulator which was connected as an observer through Euroscope and see this:
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Then he sends me this message:
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I guess there's always going to be "those pilots" no matter what VATSIM does :lol:

Josh
By Travis Chan 1402756
#526241 Happened yesterday while controlling Toronto Centre, we were running RWY 05 and 06L configs which is the preferred configuration unless cross winds exceed 25 knots in dry conditions.

private chat:
Me: please contact me on my frequency 125.77
Aircraft: Winds are 350 at 10 and you’re running approaches on 05 and 06L... WHY?
Me: because that’s what they are running in real world.
Aircraft: I’m going to disconnect and wait until you’re offline, bye.

:roll: lol.