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Features October 2014 Issue

Big Sky Theory

When you're flying IFR and sharing the sky with VFR aircraft, keep your eyes open. VFR traffic may get closer than you would expect.

A beautiful VFR day in south Florida was coming to a close. The shadows of beach-front hotels were stretching across the sand 3500 feet below. For my first cross country after getting my private, my wife and I flew VFR from Miami’s Opa Locka airport up to Stuart for some Mexican food—a $100 burrito run, so to speak. We were headed home along the coast.

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