This recording shows that some professionals do make mistakes. There is some confusion in aircraft type which lead Roanoke tower to clear an Ercoupe to land on Taxiway Delta – thinking it was a helicopter.
The pilot said he requested a runway to double check that… Note how the pilot says “I would prefer to land on a runway”
Have you ever received instructions that you questioned? If so, what did you to to question the accuracy and details of those instructions?