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Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk

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Dec 7, 2020

Episode 154 Show Notes


Topic of the show: This week, we discuss how pilots can plan ahead for the inevitable routing complexity when operating on the east coast through various Class Bravo airports.  What tools are available in electronic flight bags to help you plan ahead? How can you safely expedite departure and be prepared for enroute changes?


Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Bravo Charlie sent in some information about the amphibian ratings question.
  2. PATRON Mike Echo Delta thanks us for the video explaining the TEB circling maneuver.
  3. PATRON Sierra Echo sends his thoughts on “in sequence”.
  4. PATRON Romeo Whiskey Kilo has an airport layout that makes “in sequence” relevant.
  5. PATRON Alpha Kilo has glider feedback.
  6. PATRON Kilo Whiskey has a amphibian/seaplane story.



  1. PATRON Oscar Charlie had a question for the TERPS Elf and we got an answer! Links mentioned:, and .
  2. Papa Kilo shares some easy to use fatigue advice.
  3. Kilo Kilo shares a his solo story.
  4. Sierra Papa wants an explanation of “square your base”.


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