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The highly irritated ground controller ...

LaGuardia_twr

While taxiing at LaGuardia the crew of a US Air flight departing for Ft. Lauderdale made a wrong turn and came nose to nose with a United 727.

"Guten Morgen. You vill taxi to your gate."

Frankfurt_twr

The German air controllers at Frankfurt Airport are a short-tempered lot. They not only expect one to know one's gate parking location, but how to get there without any assistance from them. So it was with some amusement that we (a Pan Am 747) listened to the following exchange between Frankfurt ground control and a British Airways 747, call sign "Speedbird 206":

Overheard on the frequency of Barcelona final controller yesterday

BCN_TWR

- Worried pilot with heavy Russian accent: "Why do you vector me so close?" (to that other aircraft on final, Red.)
- Indifferent Barcelona final controler: "it depends on your turn, Sir"
- Irritated pilot with heavy Russian accent: "But I always turn with 25 degrees bankangle!"
- Silent Barcelona final controler: "..."

Just a very tough day at JFK...

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