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From AVweb reader Ron Sands: Overheard on the radio while en route to Oshkosh. (An Albatross is a Grumman-built Amphibian. See photo):

Albatross: “Peoria approach, Albatross N54321.”

Peoria approach: “Albatross N54321, Peoria approach.”

Albatross: “Peoria, request flight following, destination Oshkosh – Oscar Sierra Hotel.”

Peoria approach: “Albatross N54321 flight following approved, squawk 2451.”

Albatross: “Squawk 2451.”

After a brief pause…

Peoria approach: “Albatross N54321, isn’t your plane the one with spare tires on the sides?”

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