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Features September 2014 Issue

Close, but not Too Close

Towers (terminals) have different separation standards than centers.

Close, but not Too Close

Controllers work under very strict separation standards that can be a mystery to pilots. Understanding those requirements, though, helps you work with the system.

Nutjob. That’s what we all called him. He was one of my trainers at my first tower. Extreme skydiving and off-the-grid adventure travel earned him the title. His not-safe-for-work “There I was…” stories were legendary throughout our ATC community.

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