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4 Responses to About

  1. Dustin Melton says:

    Hey Bruce,

    I am trying to find all the information that you’ve written on the Garmin GTN 750. How would I go about locating that information?

    I found the Flying an Approach with the Garmin GTN 750 tutorial that you had written very helpful.


    Dustin Melton

    • bruceair says:

      You can find all of the blog posts that mention the GTN 750 by searching for “GTN 750” (or just “GTN”) in the search box at the top of any page of my blog.

  2. Rod Richeson says:


    I fly in the Columbia River Basin, and today leaving Pullman, WA, we got availed by a Horizon flight, of the ATITAPA, 3 times on a visual straight in. Why do “Commercial Pilots”, supposedly professionals, continually use this phrase? It drives me crazy. I would get a shoulder bump from CFI if I even thought about using this phrase. My local airport frequency is shared with about 6 airports in the area, and almost without fail a regional airline makes this call into Wenatchee airport. We have started to put together a drinking game in the hangar just waiting for the “Any traffic in the area…”

    • bruceair says:

      I’m sure that pilots who use the phrase think they’re being helpful and vigilant. But as the blog post explains, making that call doesn’t help.

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