McGuire ATC recently held a webinar briefing on ATC issues within their airspace. It conflicted with our Blue Sky BBQ meeting, so members may have missed it, but you can watch a recording of it now:
The presentation is a little wonky and sometimes downright boring, but there are some nuggets of good information in there:
- Don’t traverse their airspace at hard IFR altitudes – 2000′, 3000′ 4000′
- Be especially vigilant at the two airports under the RWY 6 arrival corridor and RWY 24 departure corridor – South Jersey Regional and Flying W.
- “High” approaches are not uncommon at WRI and NEL. This involves high speeds and high rates of descent (as much as 8000 fpm).
- Mobility Air Command rules do not allow ADS-B out, so you won’t see their aircraft on your Garmin screen.
- MOST IMPORTANT: Talk! Call McGuire approach on 126.47. There is NEVER a bad time to call them. They want to talk to you.
- They are also happy to help with practice approaches.