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Features December 2012 Issue

Oops, but Not Busted

Deviations happen, even to the best pilots. Some also may come with a heart stopping “call this number on the ground.” Knowing how to handle the call can improve your odds of keeping it from becoming a violation.

Even pros flying hundreds of hours a year slip up once in awhile. Those of us who fly fewer hours, however, clearly have increased odds of doing so. Nevertheless, when you do goof, a request to call ATC doesn’t have to become a license altering event if you follow some time-tested advice.

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