Dallas Air Traffic Control

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  1. okie

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    Dallas ATC: "Tower to Saudi Air 911 - You are
    Cleared to land eastbound on runway 9R."

    Saudi Air: "Thank you Dallas ATC. Acknowledge
    Cleared to land on infidel's runway 9R - Allah be
    Praised!!"

    Dallas ATC: "Tower to Iran Air 711 - You are
    Cleared to land westbound on runway 9R."

    Iran Air: "Thank you Dallas ATC. We are cleared
    To land on infidel's runway 9R. - Allah is Great!!"
    Pause: Static...

    Saudi Air: "DALLAS ATC! DALLAS ATC!!!"

    Dallas ATC: "Go ahead Saudi Air 911?"

    Saudi Air: "YOU HAVE CLEARED BOTH OUR
    AIRCRAFT FOR THE SAME RUNWAY GOING
    IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS!!! WE ARE ON
    A COLLISION COURSE!!! INSTRUCTIONS
    PLEASE!!!

    Dallas ATC: "Well bless your hearts. Y'all be
    Careful now and tell Allah 'hey' for us - ya hear?"
     
  2. 1gewehr

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    For this joke to work, the two aircraft need to land on runway '9R' and '18L'. That would put them landing on the same piece or concrete, approaching from opposite directions.

    The 'R' refers to the right runway when you have more than one that are parallel. The '9' refers to a runway that is oriented at 90 degrees. So, obviously the opposite of '9R' would be '18L'.
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    True, but in order for the layman to understand it it's properly worded.
     
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    Unh.... No. The runway opposite direction of 9R is 27L...
     
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    :shocked: DOH!! Maybe that's why I keep landing on the ramps!
    ;)
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