Tag Archives: Air Traffic Control

Airspace, Communications & Other Such Things

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2019 issue It seems that airspace communications with air traffic control (ATC) remain a mystery to some folks. Let’s take a look at what is involved. We’ll take it by airspace … Continue reading

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Listen! Are you using the right words correctly?

Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2019 issue When you fly, do you listen to the aircraft radio when you are approaching or passing over airports? Do you really listen? Or are you busy thinking about the proverbial $100.00 hamburger … Continue reading

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The Pilot / ATC Partnership

by Marc Epner Published in Midwest Flyer – December 2018/January 2019 issue While aviation safety is ultimately the responsibility of the Pilot-In-Command (PIC), most would agree that it is the result of effectively working with available resources to produce the … Continue reading

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Air Traffic Control & You!

by Harold Green Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue Sometimes the role of Air Traffic Control (ATC) seems to be confused on the part of general aviation pilots. Either we give them too many God-like attributes, or pilots … Continue reading

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FREDERICK, MD –The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) issued a call to action today to members and pilots asking them to contact their member of Congress to defeat a last-minute air traffic control grab. In an eleventh-hour backroom deal … Continue reading

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National Trade Groups Say White House’s Air Traffic Control Privatization Budget Bad News For Small & Mid-Size Towns

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 201 Issue WASHINGTON, DC – National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen strongly opposes the Trump Administration’s budget released March 16, 2017, which appears to endorse privatizing the nation’s Air Traffic … Continue reading

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Air Traffic Control Privatization Debated In Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing February 10, 2016 to review the air traffic control reform proposal contained in the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act of 2016. Committee members, who are largely divided … Continue reading

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Hey, Where’s The Tower?

by Jim Bildilli The concept of “remote control” has been around for years. We’ve used it for communications, flying hobby aircraft and for changing our TV channels. More recently, remote control has been used for piloting drones in missions as … Continue reading

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Keeping Up To Date

by Nick Modders Aviation is a dynamic thing. Everything is changing all the time. Keeping track of what’s new can be a major undertaking. Here are some thoughts on easing at least a part of that burden. The Aeronautical Information Manual … Continue reading

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