Karl Geng - in Marco Island Florida
Karl Geng with N30KG
Karls Jabiru SK
A B17 at Karls Airport!
Marco Island Airport
A few weeks ago before I changed registration numbers on my Jabiru the
following funny thing happened at KAPF (Naples/FL airport) ....
I was on the taxiway close to the runup area and number 4 in line for
takeoff. I had just switched from Ground to Tower and heard .. 57TA hold
short of the runway. Mind you my call was N57TA so I replied:
Naples Tower 57TA is number 4 in sequence for takeoff.
TWR: No you are not you are number one.
ME: Can't be there is a twin in front of me and two more planes in front of
TWR: Who is the white Cessna in the number two spot.
Cessna: 57TA ready for take off
TWR: Hang on a minute - everyone quiet until we figure this one out.
The white Cessna in the number 4 spot behind the twin whats your
ME: N57TA and this Cessna is a Jabiru!
TWR: What the heck is a Jabiru?
ME: Its an Australian black necked stork
TWR: Thats not what I meant
ME: Its an Australian composite aircraft.
TWR: OK now whats your full call Australian?
ME: November five seven tango alpha
TWR: Now the real Cessna in the number one Spot whats yours?
Cessna: November seven five seven tango alpha
TWR: OK now I see the confusion - OK for today I give the Cessna the call -
Cessna 57TA cleared for take-off runway 5 maintain runway heading
And you stork I will call Australian today and you better wait until the
Cessna has left the pattern or we will all get confused again.
ME: Roger 57 Tango Alpha correction Australian wilco.
It was one of these days.