A TEXAS AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL CONVERSATION:

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  1. syscom3

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    Dallas ATC: "Tower to Saudi Air 911--You are cleared to land eastbound on runway 9R."

    Saudi Air: "Thank you Dallas ATC. Acknowledge cleared to land on infidel's runway 9R --Allah be Praised!!"

    Dallas ATC: "Tower to Iran Air 711--You are cleared to land
    westbound on runway 9R."

    Iran Air: "Thank you Dallas ATC. We are cleared to land on infidel's runway 9R.- -Allah is Great!!"

    Pause: Static.............

    Saudi Air: " DALLAS ATC ! DALLAS ATC !

    Dallas ATC: "Go ahead Saudi Air 911?"

    Saudi Air: "YOU HAVE CLEARED BOTH OUR AIRCRAFT FOR THE SAME RUNWAY GOING IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS !!! WE ARE ON A COLLISION COURSE !!!

    INSTRUCTIONS PLEASE!!!

    Dallas ATC: "Well bless your hearts. Y'all be careful now and tell Allah 'hey' for us -- ya hear?
     
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    :D Except landing eastbound would be R/W 9R, the westbound same R/W would be 27L!
     
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    So, wouldn't westbound on 9R just be 27L ?

    Good story!!!:lol:
     
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    what are you guys on about with all this 27 stuff?

    good one though :lol:
     
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    Runways are based off magnetic heading. R/W 9 would be the runway taking off and landing east, or 090. That same runway, westbound, would be called Runway 27 - they wouldn't say land westbound on R/W 9 because that's R/W 27... get it??? :D
     
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    mkloby, think......... this joke is directed at the general public, few if any have an understanding of how runways are labeled.

    If it were correct, only pilots and ATC people would get the joke.
     
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    the sacrifices one must make for infidels ;)
     
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    Surely, but I was answering lanc's question though, since a couple of us commented on "westbound R/w 9" which is kinda funny in and of itself... but sorry for damping your joke anyhow! :D
     
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