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Episode 269 Show Notes   Topic of the show: When you are a newly certified pilot, air traffic controllers can be intimidating and the system can make new private pilots apprehensive about using the services available to them.  In this week’s episode, we dive deep into a pilot’s first real interaction with ATC after getting a rating; what went wrong and how can they improve or better understand what’s happening in the background to make their next experience better?  We give our opinions on the interaction and explain all the details that may have led to the exchange.  This episode is packed with aviation gold and you don’t want to miss it!   Timely Feedback: 1.  Patron AC shares more insight into the complex informal, formal departure procedure under Sourdough Bravo. 2. PayPal contributor EF shares some background on the procedure we spoke about last week.   Feedback 1. Patron JDG flies a triple seven and loves the show.  Thanks! 2. Patron JC shared some real life stories of using our advice in the NAS! 3. Patron JD got slam dunked.  Why?  4. Patron MIK was magically made into a VFR departure without knowing it! 5. Patron MR shares some funny Air Force One stories from way back in the day, thank you! Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com 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 audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.com/. 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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