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Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk

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Jun 28, 2021

Episode 183 Show Notes


Topic of the show: We are all over the map today.  We discuss through clearances, SIDs, terrain clearance, radio confidence, and non-towered airport pet peeves!  This was a fun show that you won’t want to miss.  Congratulations to everyone that got new ratings, this was a huge week for listener announcements!


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Juliet Oscar shares the metrics for a formation flight. Thank you!
  2. 2. PATRON Papa Victor wants some intel on strip scanners.
  3. 3. PATRON Papa Mike asks about “resume own navigation”.
  4. 4. PATRON Sierra India shares the center point of view on Class Delta operations.




  1. PATRON Echo Charlie does his best to get under RLH’s skin with some fancy phraseology.
  2. SGAC PATRON Darth Pilot loves a through clearance!
  3. Bravo Tango shares audio.
  4. PATRON Bravo Yankee asks about low and slow guys getting SIDs in their clearance.
  5. PATRON MZ wants to know some more about Center’s work.



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