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Minute 127: You Need Not Acknowledge

January 24, 2017

Guest Host: Chris Henry

Chris Henry has been a lifelong aviation enthusiast. Since the time he started volunteering at the local air museum at the age of 12 airplanes have been part of his life. He went to college for air traffic and worked for US Airways in Pittsburgh before working as a medical helicopter dispatcher. Then went on to become an air traffic controller before going to work in his current role as the Museum Program Rep for the EAA Aviation Museum.

For more information about the Experimental Aircraft Association and their many programs, visit EAA.ORG.

Additional Guest Host: Nancy O’Kane

Nancy O’Kane, better known in Internet circles as “The Captain”, is much more comfortable watching movies than talking about them. Nevertheless, she has succumbed to the charms of her husband and agreed to take part in his podcast. When she’s not talking about George Kennedy and his cigars, she’s a full time student majoring in history and minoring in classics. She’s also busy being a caretaker to Rio, the most neurotic dog on the planet. Rio is afraid of thunder, lawnmowers, and plastic bags.


After being slapped by the priest, Marcus Rathbone has quit complaining.

Frank at the Lincoln Approach radar screen continues to talk down Flight Two.

“Maintain heading two eight five,” says Frank. “Position eight miles from the airport. Final approach turn in one mile. Maintain two thousand feet. You need not acknowledge further transmissions. ”

Engineer Cy Jordan glances at the pilots’ instrument panel.

“Global Two, turn right, heading two niner five,” says Frank. “Approaching glide path in one mile. You are cleared to land Runway Two Niner. Wind three zero zero degrees, gusting three five.”

Visibility out the cockpit windows is zero.

“Now intercepting glide path,” says Frank. “Begin normal rate of descent. On course. If no transmissions are received for five seconds on final, abandon the radar approach and make straight in, ILS approach.”

In this minute

Dean Martin as Vernon Demerest
Barry Nelson as Anson Harris
Gary Collins as Cy Jordan
Larry Delaney as Frank at East Arrivals



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