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Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk

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Jul 12, 2021

Episode 185 Show Notes


Topic of the show: RH and AG discuss the importance of controllers having a basic understanding of the GPS/RNAV approach and vectors versus initial fix usage.  We discuss some easy tips for pilots and controllers to avoid confusion when executing RNAV approaches and issuing clearances.


All feedback episode!



  1. *moved to OB186*
  2. PATRON Echo Charlie wants to know why he didn’t get a “hold for release” clearance.
  3. PATRON Romeo Whiskey shares his solo story!
  4. Tango Mike asked about dual tower frequencies at busier airports.
  5. Juliet Bravo shares more fun facts about military solo operations.
  6. PATRON Tango Bravo asks about IFR route filing with fixes inside center airspace.
  7. PATRON Romoe November wants to know who is who and what is what in the TRACON.
  8. PATRON Echo Bravo want to learn about same runway separation.



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