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“Gloucester approach, Golf Charlie Echo Kilo Echo is a DR400 inbound from Wellesbourne, currently overhead Northleach at 2,000ft on a QNH of 1015, request joining instructions.” It’s English, but not as you know it. While English is, ostensibly, the international language of aviation, the way pilots communicate with air traffic control is a language all […]more
One thing that rock bands are known for are their creative names. There’s the legendary name of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, named for Florida high school gym teacher Leonard Skinner who taught several of the band’s members, and who was remembered for enforcing the high school’s rule about no long hair on men. There’s […]more