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.

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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