You have permission to cross the runway if…

Posted on Businessballs.com from R Brown:

I worked at an international airport in the Middle East a few years ago. A local hero there and an all round good egg, Tom, in the tower one day received a call from the electrical guys on their way to do their daily checks:

"Tower, Electric One. Request clearance to cross the runway at Yankee."

"Electric One, Tower. Hold."

A few seconds later, Tom receives another call: "Tower, Electric One. Request clearance to cross the runway at Yankee."

Tom replies: "Electric One, Tower. Hold."

A few seconds later, the same call again: "Tower, Electric One. Request clearance to cross the runway at Yankee."

Tom replies: "Electric One – If you look to your right you will see a Garuda 747 about to land. If you’ve got the balls you’ve got the permission."

After a couple of seconds: "Electric One – Holding."

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