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Caution Wake Turbulence – Monthly Safety Meeting at PWK by CEPA

February 28 @ 19:00 - 20:30 CST

Wake turbulence in Small Aircraft Operating at Chicago Executive Airport and Other Airports with Mixed Traffic

Speaker:  Arthur Gunn

We hear the controller advise, “Caution Wake Turbulence” and often give it cursory thought. Sometimes they add, “Boeing heavy” or “Airbus heavy” 5 miles final.

ATC is required to Issue wake turbulence cautionary advisories including the position, altitude if known, and direction of flight to aircraft operating behind an aircraft that requires wake turbulence separation when 1) VFR aircraft not being radar vectored are behind the larger aircraft, 2) IFR aircraft accept a visual approach or visual separation or 3) VFR arriving aircraft that have previously been radar vectored and the vectoring has been discontinued.

We will discuss a fatal crash at Knoxville, TN, in December 2021 involving one of “My Go Flight’s” founders, Charlie Schneider. NTSB issued its final report on the matter this month.

At this meeting, we will discuss this report and the seriousness of wake turbulence. 

Speaker bio: 

Arthur Gunn, past president of CEPA, is a commercially certificated pilot, and an avid learner of all things aviation.


February 28
19:00 - 20:30 CST


Harper College
1375 S Wolf Road
Prospect Heights, IL 60070 United States
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