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Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk

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Mar 15, 2021

Topic of the show: AG and RH are in catch-up mode again.  We are all over the map this week with PDCs, VFR MVA warnings, Procedure Turns, ODPs, and feedback from the Terps Elf!


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. SGAC PATRON Juliet Oscar was doing “Mach 135” on the way to TRIAD.
  2. 2. SGAC PATRON Papa Charlie has caught up on episodes but still has some questions.
  3. 3. SGAC PATRON Sierra Echo has a question about PDCs.
  4. 4. SGAC Local Mike Bravo got a strange MVA warning on his VFR flight around the TRIAD.
  5. SGAC Charlie Mike has a question about losing comms before terminating radar service.



  1. Sierra Bravo asks about tower assigned headings versus ODPs.
  2. PATRON Mike Mike From Under the Clam Chowder Bravo asks the Terps Elf for some help understanding a note on a procedure.
  3. Romeo Lima has an IFR clearance story on floats.


Mentioned: MVA Maps to ForeFlight:


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