OB141: The Great Gear Go Around
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Episode 141 Show Notes


Topic of the show: This week we will get the details of a middle of the night incident in TRIAD airspace and discuss the troubleshooting procedures of a solo Pilatus pilot.  We also discuss the differences throughout the NAS regarding the issuance of VFR codes at Class D airports.


Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Mike Kilo sent in fantastic audio feedback about Class D VFR flight following codes.
  2. PATRON Bravo Sierra discusses Class D codes under a busy Bravo on the East Coast.
  3. PATRON Juliet Sierra discusses Class D codes under a busy Bravo on the West Coast.
  4. PATRON Delta Charlie discusses his experience with VFR codes at his busy Class D airport.



  1. PATRON Charlie Hotel asks about the pilot death penalty and offers insights into the best trainers.
  2. PATRON Charlie Hotel loves the P3 Orion!
  3. PATRON Charlie Mike sent in a picture of the APG crew showing off their OB Swag!
  4. PATRON Romeo Whiskey Kilo wants to know what we mean when we say “splat T”.

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