The Big Sky Theory?

Yes, it's a big sky. But it gets smaller around non-towered airports, practice areas and other bottlenecks. It's more work, but you have to keep clearing the area.

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Roper 35, traffic in your twelve o’clock, three miles, type and altitude unknown.” This ATC call got our immediate attention. We were blitzing along in a U.S. Air Force T-38 at 300 knots and about 3000 feet msl, southbound over the Sacramento Valley. The controller might just as well have said, “I hope you’re looking […]
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