VFR Radio Podcast

Radar Contact #8 Interview with an Approach Controller

Who is on the other end of the radio when you talk to Approach Control? You are about to find out. Jack Bowers, a recently retired radar controller from the St. Louis TRACON, talks about what to expect when you check in with Approach. Here’s what to expect: How approach controllers take the handoff of …

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Radar Contact #7 Hold Your Horses Parts

Learning a Foreign Language. Hold Your Horses, Part 1–What a controller wants to hear after telling you to hold short. Hold Your Horses, Part 2—What a controller wants to hear you say when you enter a holding pattern. Forumania, Not! Question of the Week: Braking Advisories. . . More like breaking your neck advisories. Answer …

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Radar Contact #5 Mixing it Up with Fighters in the Pattern

Today’s topics: How to Mix it Up with Fighter Jets in the Airport Traffic Pattern New ATC Insider’s Website Coming to a Web Browser Near You New Interviews with Air Traffic Controllers I Will Come Speak to Your Class or Flying Club (Because My Plate isn’t Full Enough.) Details below. New Smaller Units of the …

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Radar Contact #4 How to Violate an Assigned Altitude

Today’s topics: How to Violate an Assigned Altitude: A Handy Guide for Pilots. The Super Secret Key to Copying Taxi Clearances. Hint: It’s better than “Say again.” You Talking to Me? Question of the Week: I need to enter Class C airspace and ATC says, “Standby.” Should I wait outside, or enter? Answer to Question …

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