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Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk

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Aug 17, 2020

Episode 138 Show Notes


Topic of the show: This week we will discuss our opinions on navigating complex airspace with several different controlling agencies and airspace boundaries.  Who should you call when you are approaching a Class Delta?  How far above the Delta should you fly?  What does the controller see when you are tagged up by another facility? 


Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Echo Hotel got his instrument rating! Congratulations!
  2. PATRON Tango Foxtrot shares his thoughts on the Class B violator.
  3. Delta Golf comments on the Terps Elf’s response to his original feedback 2 years ago!
  4. PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie provides audio feedback regarding OB136.
  5. PATRON Tango Papa shares his thoughts on non standard phraseology during approaches.
  6. PATRON Alpha Whiskey declares a national day of mourning for the loss of several VOR approaches in TRIAD airspace. Link mentioned:




  1. PATRON Alpha Lima asked about wake turbulence restrictions and his low approach behind a departing large aircraft.
  2. PATRON Juliet Hotel wants to talk about Canadian airspace.
  3. PATRON Juliet Delta has a question about getting improved equipment when there are known issues with certain radios.

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