Visual Approach Cavalcade
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Episode 263 Show Notes   Topic of the show: Visual approaches can be one of the most poorly understood procedures for a newly certified instrument pilot.  On this week’s show, AG and RH review some basic assumptions behind visual approaches, the timing of calling the field in sight, and understanding your position in relation to traffic off the airport.      Timely Feedback: 1. Patron RM shares a story about floppy disks. 2. SGAC Patron JAS shares some more details about the “no IFR departures” story from last week.   Feedback Patron JP asks how to check in with a Delta tower that knows he’s coming. Patron SN asks what AF1 squawks. Patron JR asks which is better: practice approaches VFR of filing an IFR flight plan. SGAC Patron JJ shares a story of nearly catching a jet on final. Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at You can support our show using Patreon or visiting our support page on the website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to [email protected]. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by  Third party audio provided by  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: Legal Notice  The hosts of Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk podcast are speaking on behalf of Opposing Bases, LLC.  Opposing Bases, LLC does not represent the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, or the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.  All opinions expressed in the show are for entertainment purposes only.  There is no nexus between Opposing Bases, LLC and the FAA or NATCA.  All episodes are the property of Opposing Bases, LLC and shall not be recorded or transcribed without express written consent.  For official guidance on laws and regulations, refer to your local Flight Standards District Office or Certified Flight Instructor.  Opposing Bases, LLC offers this podcast to promote aviation safety and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications.
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