OB152: Circling Frozen Turkeys
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Episode 152 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss the differences between circling maneuvers at a towered airport and a non-towered airport, circling maneuvers for seaplanes, and circling maneuvers designed to keep a safe distance from surrounding airports.  Articles mentioned: http://code7700.com/pdfs/bca/bca_non-circle_circling_2017-09.pdf, https://code7700.com/kteb_circling_conundrum.htm, https://code7700.com/rot_vdp.htm



Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Bravo Charlie and former resident of Latvia tells us a little about aviation in that country.
  2. PATRON Mike Romeo has something to add to proper radio frequency change etiquette.



  1. Sierra Bravo offers insight into the difficulty finding airports at night.
  2. PATRON Charlie Mike from the Frozen North asks about “N/A at Night” on local approach plates. Check out these articles from AOPA: https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2016/june/20/not-authorized-at-night and

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2016/june/27/ifr-fix   written by Dan Namowitz at AOPA.

  1. November Quebec wants to know how busy a non-towered airport has to be in order to get a new tower.
  2. PATRON Alpha Lima laments about being denied practice approaches at TRIAD due to a frequency issue.


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