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Radar Contact

Por Jeff Kanarish
En Radar Contact

Using ATC to Check the Status of a MOA

Is it safe to fly through a Military Operations Area (MOA)? It depends. A pilot named Drew...

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Taxi Clearance Anxiety

If you have ever felt butterflies in your stomach when faced with contacting Ground Control for...

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Contacting Flight Service; Searching for IFR Traffic in an Uncontrolled Pattern

If you can get all the aviation aviation weather data you need online, do you really need to know...

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Making Mistakes on the Aircraft Radio

In this episode, we’ll talk about why you make mistakes on the radio and what it says about...

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Aircraft Color in Place of Call Sign is a Bad Idea

“Town and Country Traffic, red and white Skyhawk, 4-mile final, Runway One Seven, Town and...

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Common Traffic Advisory Frequencies and ATC as Customer Service

This edition of the Radar Contact Show consolidates the previous 3 articles about using a Common...

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What ATC’s ‘Make Closed Traffic’ Clearance Means

“Cessna 9130 Delta, Pensasoda Tower, make right closed traffic. Runway 11, cleared for...

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We’d Be Thrilled If You Simply Used Your Call Sign!

I’ve spent a lot of time at this website talking to you about how to format your call sign...

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Air Traffic Control Tips, Goodies, and Other Presents

Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, or if you prefer, Seasonally Adjusted Greetings. I come bearing...

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Aviation Headsets < $400: What We Know So Far

The results of the survey about aviation headsets costing less than $400 are in. The survey...

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When to Make Position Reports in an Uncontrolled Airport Traffic Pattern

Radar Contact is back! In the first show after a months-long break, we’ll talk about when...

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NextGen Air Traffic Control and You

In this month’s edition of the Radar Contact Show we are going to look at how the...

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Caution Wake Turbulence for the Departing Boeing 757

“Cessna 9130D, caution wake turbulence for the departing Boeing 757, Runway 25, cleared...

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Shaky Emergencies and Cranky Air Traffic Controllers

Hey Air Traffic Control, I think I might have a big problem but I’m not declaring an...

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Aircraft Position Reports

Or, you could use an airplane. Reporting your position on the radio, while in an uncontrolled...

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How to Work with ATC Around Class B and Other Closed Airspace

If you are a pilot who hates to work with ATC because you feel doing so would restrict your...

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Consequences of Declaring an Emergency with ATC

My airplane has a problem. A big problem. I think I can handle it. No, I’m sure I can...

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Use ATC to Save Your Life

Daher-Socata TBM-850. Source: fr.wikipedia.orgEarlier this month, a single-engine turboprop...

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When to Not Respond to ATC (Really!)

See no ATC. Hear No ATC. Speak no ATC. As pilots we are trained to respond to ATC each and every...

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Timing is Everything in ATC Communication

Two people speaking to each other at the same time does not communication make. It’s true...

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