Thread: ctaf procedures
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Old 13th Jul 2008, 23:57
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antzx6r
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Sydney
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Situational awareness

I find this and similar situations happening to me also. As a new pilot (75hr) i'm still developing this situational awareness. My instructor told me to have a pad and pen to write down call signs and positions as I here them. This is ok for navs but not for in and around ctafs. Does anyone have any technics for visualizing traffic positions or is it just a case of practice makes perfect. I'm not saying i blindly fly around the ctaf waiting for something to happen, but when the cct gets busy my mind goes into overdrive trying to keep count of who and what is where. Joining mid xwind with 4 or 5 doing touch and goes is a nightmare. Any advice?
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