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Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk

Welcome to Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk.  Our aviation podcast is delivered by two experienced pilots that work as air traffic controllers.  We fly in the NAS and we interact with the community through our podcast.  Our show is driven by your feedback and questions.  Enjoy the show and thanks for listening!

Dec 17, 2018

Episode 51 Show Notes

Opening Chit Chat about snowpocolypse in the TRIAD area.  Thank you, @avgeekandrew for the great picture.

 Topic of the show 5:42

“ER” asked about Special VFR:  “There is one thing that is still a mystery: SVFR. When\How do you grant this magical clearance? What kind of magic do you possess to let me skim clouds in reduced visibility situations without the risk of hitting other things? How does ATC treat a SVFR aircraft?”

AG and RH use the JO 7110.65X and the AIM to break down the topic and answer his questions.  Check out this great article on SVFR from boldmethod.

For the pilots out there, tell us who your aviation role model was before you made the leap and got your training?  Was it a family member, movie star, or the pilot that flew your first commercial flight?  

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