After yesterday's joke, Todd Bohon sent me an ATC conversation he overheard on one of his trips:
A couple of years ago, a United A319 was going into SFO when the approach controller said to the Airbus as it was handed off from the previous controller, "United 325 are you with me? Can you give me balls to the wall all the way to the (outer) marker?" After a two second pause, a female voice says, "Ah, we're unable that - how 'bout we give you lickety split?" The controller, barely able to control his laughter said, "Okay United, that will work!"
And tomorrow, the rest of the story . . . .