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These Airplane Pilot Conversations Are Amazing

A collection of amazing conversations between airplane pilots and their control tower went viral for good reason.

The collection of conversations, which was shared by ViralSlot, highlights the fun pilots have with the people working at the control tower. You won't believe the things they talk about that keep them amused throughout their flights.

From an unknown aircraft waiting in a long takeoff queue: “I’m bored!”

Ground Traffic Control: “Last aircraft transmitting, identify yourself immediately!”

Unknown aircraft: “I said I was bored, not stupid!”

O’Hare Approach Control to a 747: “United 329 heavy, your traffic is a Fokker, one o’clock, three miles, Eastbound.”

United 329: “Approach, I’ve always wanted to say this… I’ve got the little Fokker in sight.”

Tower: “TWA 2341, for noise reduction turn right 45 Degrees.”

TWA 2341: “Center, we are at 35,000 feet. How much noise can we make up here?”

Tower: “Sir, have you ever heard the noise a 747 makes when it hits a 727."

A DC-10 had come in a little hot and thus had an exceedingly long rollout after touching down.

San Jose Tower noted: “American 751, make a hard right turn at the end of the runway, if you are able. If you are not able, take the Guadelupe exit off Highway 101, make a right at the lights and return to the airport.”

A Pan Am 727 flight, waiting for start clearance in Munich, overheard the following:

Lufthansa (in German): “Ground, what is our start clearance time?”

Ground (in English): “If you want an answer you must speak in English.”

Lufthansa (in English): “I am a German, flying a German airplane, in Germany. Why must I speak English?”

Unknown voice from another plane (in a beautiful British accent): “Because you lost the bloody war!”

In one particularly amusing conversation, a female ground controller screamed at a crew after a departing flight made a wrong turn and almost collided with another plane:

U.S. Air 2771, where the heck are you going? I told you to turn right onto Charlie taxiway! You turned right on Delta! Stop right there. I know it’s difficult for you to tell the difference between C and D, but get it right!

God! Now you’ve screwed everything up! It’ll take forever to sort this out! You stay right there and don’t move till I tell you to! You can expect progressive taxi instructions in about half an hour, and I want you to go exactly where I tell you, when I tell you, and how I tell you! You got that, US Air 2771?

The crew responded, confirming that they understood the controller's directions. Just when things calmed down and there was a moment of silence, a pilot broke into the feed and spoke up.

"Wasn't I married to you once?" he asked.

The hilarious conversations quickly went viral, with many readers expressing their amusement.

"These are hilarious," one reader commented on Shared's Facebook page. "Glad I don't fly."

"Amusing.. I bet some pilots have more stories," another added.

Sources: ViralSlot, Shared/Facebook / Photo credit: Kuster & Wildhaber Photography/Flickr

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