Overheard recently on London Information (monitoring cross-channel traffic)...
Calling: (unintelligible) D-ABCD, position XXN
XXE, altitude 6500ft, requesting flight information
London: Roger D-ABCD, what is your point of departure and destination?
Calling: We left Augsburg, Germany, about 22 hours ago
London: (long pause) uh, and what is your destination?
Calling: Uh, I don't know...
London: (longer pause) uh, when and where will you be crossing the coast?
Calling: Crossing in about 3 hours somewhere between Dover and Worthing (around 70
mile of coastline)
London: (pause) D-ABCD, say again aircraft type
Calling: D-ABCD is a hot air ballon.
I'd heard him say hot-air ballon in the first call - it was a blast listening to
--Stephen Oliver, firstname.lastname@example.org
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