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Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk

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Sep 9, 2019

Episode 89 Show Notes

Topic of the show: PATRON Sierra Hotel sent in some questions about how TRIAD controllers handled an emergency/bird strike back in 2015.  AG and RH discuss the incident and talk about reacting quickly during an emergency.  Thank you, SH for sharing your son’s story and we are happy it ended with a safe landing at a published airport. 

Timely Feedback: 

1. PATRON Lima Delta Golf sent in ORD feedback.

2. Charlie November from ORD answered our questions about the multiple towers.  Thank you, CN!

3. SB sent in a link to a chart supplement in Alaska.  Thank you! ( )

4. Question of the Week answer from Romeo Hotel!  Great work!

5. Charlie Delta from the Flying Weatherman sent in audio!  Thank you!


1. Charlie Whiskey Sierra sent in Special VFR comments.  LOL.  Thank you.

2. PATRON Charlie Mike sent in great audio!  Thank you!

3. Juliet Sierra sent in a ton of questions.  We tackle the first half!

4. Charlie Alpha Whiskey want to know if RH is a robot?

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