Episode 053: Lost Letters to Airmen


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Episode 53 Show Notes

Happy New Year! Thank you for your support and feedback in 2018!

Topic of the show: Pilot Deviation at Van Nuys 04:39

RH and AG break down a resolved pilot deviation. What went right? What went wrong? What lessons can be learned? For privacy purposes, the identity of the pilot has been intentionally withheld but he has shared details with us that he hopes will prevent this type of error from happening again. Thank you, “Unnamed pilot”!

FAA Safety Team Letter to Airmen

Canoga 2 Deparute VNY (1)

Canoga 2 Departure VNY (2)


Feedback 40:57:

1. TW sent in feedback used in the previous episode. On this segment, RH explains what TW meant by “sitting reserve”. Thank you, TW!

2. TM “The Fire Truck Guy” summarizes his unplayed audio feedback about munitions. He also sent a picture of an ARFF truck he is restoring. Thank you, TM!

3. BL sent in some follow up questions regarding coordination within TRIAD ATCT. He sent a link to his virtual air traffic network; VATUSA. Thank you, BL.

4. DEW sent in questions about FSS relaying cancellation of IFR flight plans and a suggestion on how to activate a VFR flight plan before departure. Thank you, DEW! RH mentioned hearing more details about opening and closing VFR/IFR flight plans using tips learned from Max Trescott at Aviation News Talk podcast, Episode 091. Thanks, Max!

Question of the Week/Month 57:39

We have feedback in the hopper related to air traffic controller training, specifically at a busy tower when the controller working was in training and the training controller had to step in and over key the trainee. Do any of you have a story where you could tell someone was training? What happened?

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