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Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk

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Jan 15, 2021

Bonus: Obstacle Departure Procedures with Max Trescott


Topic of the show: In the first part of this bonus episode, RH interviews Max Trescott about Obstacle Departure Procedures and 14 CFR Part 91 regulations regarding the application and use of these vital procedures.  In the second part of the episode, we break down the comments made by a listener regarding Obstacle Departure Procedures, Part 91 compliance, and personal departures off of airports with no instrument approaches or ODPs.  We also discuss the importance of preflight planning to determine aircraft performance as it relates to surrounding terrain.  The audio only version will be available in all podcast players.  PATRONS have access to a video version with a visual narrative of the discussion. If you'd like to follow along and support the show, click here.


Mentioned on the show:

"Aviation News Talk" podcast hosted by our guest Max Trescott

Not Enough Departures” by Mark Kolber

Departing IFR Without Guidance” by Jeff Van West

What Are Standard Takeoff Minimums” by Sarah Fritts

FAA Instrument Procedures Handbook

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