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Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk

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Aug 3, 2020

Episode 136 Show Notes


Topic of the show: We get a couple of different perspectives on the Class Bravo violator.  What else could the controller do to make sure the pilot was not medically incapacitated?  Did the pilot need special assistance?  We will share our opinion and get to more of your awesome feedback!


Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Tango Kilo is an instrument pilot! Congratulations!
  2. PATRON Kilo Whiskey sent in the article about flight following requesting handoffs.
  3. Juliet Alpha Lima sent in some fruity corrections. Thank you!
  4. Mike Hotel offers some AIM examples of how to handle frequency changes with the same controller. Thank you!
  5. Horse Country or Potato Country?




  1. PATRON Juliet Hotel asks about a clearance to a big, busy airport and lost communications.
  2. PATRON Alpha Whiskey sent a story about the local fued between TRIAD and Duke approach.
  3. TERPS ELF Romeo Whiskey offers two options for a missed approach.
  4. PATRON Romeo Whiskey Kilo asked for clarification on intro phraseology.


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