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Scott Dunham (RDU)
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Re: Squawk What?
      07/11/17 05:17 AM

In a center that just makes the datablock say "RDOF", not a huge deal although mildly annoying. I'm surprised nobody called one of his destination airports after he landed to gently ask what was up, but on the other hand since they weren't actually working him the level of concern would have been reduced.

I once had an IFR aircraft on frequency that was being operated by a couple of clueless meatballs with a stuck mic. After an extended and highly NSFW intercom discussion about how their radios seemed to be all effed up, one of them remembered they were supposed to do something with the transponder - "we'd better squawk 7700!" <insert facepalm here...>

They did, which generated a phone call from the USAF about 30 seconds later asking what the emergency was, followed by multiple calls from other controllers asking the same thing. We eventually got their attention and sorted things out, but you'd have sworn Laurel and Hardy had gotten pilot's licenses...

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* Squawk What? Paul Millner [OAK] 07/10/17 11:14 PM
. * * Re: Squawk What? Scott Dunham (RDU)   07/11/17 05:17 AM
. * * Re: Squawk What? Dave Siciliano (ADS)   07/11/17 08:53 PM
. * * Re: Squawk What? Randy Sohn   07/13/17 01:47 AM
. * * Re: Squawk What? sreyoB yrraL   07/13/17 05:23 PM
. * * Re: Squawk What? Ralph Jones   07/13/17 05:38 PM
. * * Re: Squawk What? Stephanie Belser   07/13/17 08:16 PM
. * * Re: Squawk What? Dave Siciliano (ADS)   07/13/17 08:24 PM
. * * Re: Squawk What? sreyoB yrraL   07/13/17 07:11 PM
. * * Re: Squawk What? Ralph Jones   07/13/17 03:33 AM
. * * Re: Squawk What? Russell Holton   07/13/17 02:57 AM
. * * Re: Squawk What? Stephanie Belser   07/13/17 08:19 PM
. * * Re: Squawk What? Randy Sohn   07/13/17 12:58 PM
. * * Re: Squawk What? Ralph Jones   07/11/17 01:15 PM
. * * Re: Squawk What? Dave Siciliano (ADS)   07/11/17 04:11 PM
. * * Re: Squawk What? Russell Holton   07/11/17 09:14 AM
. * * Re: Squawk What? Scott Dunham (RDU)   07/11/17 06:40 PM
. * * Re: Squawk What? Russell Holton   07/11/17 08:59 PM
. * * Re: Squawk What? Dave Siciliano (ADS)   07/11/17 09:03 PM
. * * Re: Squawk What? Terry Carraway   07/11/17 07:22 AM
. * * Re: Squawk What? Mac Tichenor (DAL)   07/11/17 06:26 PM
. * * Re: Squawk What? Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   07/11/17 02:21 AM
. * * Re: Squawk What? Jeff Hartmann CIC   07/11/17 05:09 AM

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