Vineyard airport, Conn. flight station didn't quite connect
Following is a transcript of a telephone exchange between Martha's Vineyard Airport and the Bridgeport Automated Flight Service Station (ATCS) Friday at 10:05 p.m.
ATCS: Good evening, Bridgeport Flight Service.
Caller: Hi, I was wondering if you could track an airplane for me. Would you know about Teterboro or Westchester. There's two tail numbers.
ATCS: Okay, now, what's this about now. Who are you?
Caller: This is, that's to go en route from Martha's Vineyard Airport.
ATCS: Well, who are you?
Caller: I'm with airport operations.
ATCS: From where?
Caller: Martha's Vineyard Airport.
Caller: Actually, Kennedy Junior's on board. He's, uh, they wanna know where he is.
ATCS: Well, is he on an IFR flight plan [instrument flight rules] or a VFR flight plan [visual flight rules] or what?
Caller: They don't know.
ATCS: You got an aircraft number?
Caller: Yeah, there's two of them. It's either 529JK or 9253N.
ATCS: OK, and who's this, who are you calling from?
Caller: This is from Martha's Vineyard Airport, and that's where they're headed.
ATCS: Your name?
ATCS: Adam what?
ATCS: Okay, well are you with operations there?
Caller: Yeah. If it's too much trouble.
ATCS: Well, we don't give this information out to people over the phone.
Caller: OK, well, if it's too much trouble, it's ...
Caller: I'll just have 'em wait.
Caller: All right, it's not a big deal.
ATCS: All right.
Caller: Take it easy.