It's common practice at small airports, especially those with busy flight schools, to have aircraft that are practicing landings to report 'abeam the numbers.' The tower is supposed to know where each aircraft is at all times, but the report grabs the controlers' attention to your immediate position and helps them plan traffic flow.
'Abeam the numbers' refers to a position parallel to the runway, flying opposite the the direction of landing, with the painted numbers of the landing runway directly to the left or right of the reporting airplane. See Chucky's view of the airport out his window in panel 5.
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26 Aug 2018 01:24 CEST
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