Things you never want to hear on your frequency if you're an air traffic controller.
Some of this may be lost in translation.
- •"Blocked"Said by pilots who THINK the last transmission was "stepped on" by another pilot.
- •"Folks, this is Captain Steve, from the flight deck. We'll be cruising at 35,000 feet today. The weather in Phillly is a sunny 70 degrees.....ad nauseam."The in flight passenger briefing can go on FOREVER. This usually occurs during the busiest time of he day.
- •Pilot: "Center, this is N34F." Me: "N34F, go ahead." Pilot: "Center, this is N34F." Me: "N34F, GO AHEAD."Again, this happens during the busiest time of the day. Normally after Captain Steve keys up the wrong microphone.
- •Me: "USA344, VFR traffic, twelve o'clock and five miles. Altitude indicates one one thousand five hundred. Amend your altitude, maintain one one thousand." USAir: "Center we're leaving one one thousand." Me: "Roger. Fly heading one five zero." USAir: silence.I guess this job is really stressful.