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Features June 2013 Issue

No Tower, No Problem

What keeps IFR planes flowing in and out of nontowered airports? Good teamwork, specialized phraseology, and reasonable expectations.

You got a visual approach on your arrival this morning. You even canceled IFR ten miles out, and enjoyed a pleasant VFR ride to the runway. Now the AWOS is reporting low ceilings and two miles of visibility, requiring an IFR departure clearance. You’re a damp mess as you preflight, thanks to the drizzle drifting out of the saturated low ceiling. …

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