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Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk

Welcome to Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk.  Our aviation podcast is delivered by two experienced pilots that work as air traffic controllers.  We fly in the NAS and we interact with the community through our podcast.  Our show is driven by your feedback and questions.  Enjoy the show and thanks for listening!

Jan 26, 2021

Episode 161 Show Notes


Topic of the show: This week on Opposing Bases, we clear up an error we made on last week’s episode concerning VFR climbs on an IFR flight plan.  We also discuss a myriad of topics and dig deep into the inbox.  You won’t want to miss this week’s episode!


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Jan 18, 2021

Episode 160 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Your two favorite air traffic controllers discuss the difference between departing a non-towered airport VFR in VMC looking to pick up your IFR clearance in the air versus an IFR departure with a clearance issued on the ground.  Do you know the difference...

Jan 15, 2021

Bonus: Obstacle Departure Procedures with Max Trescott


Topic of the show: In the first part of this bonus episode, RH interviews Max Trescott about Obstacle Departure Procedures and 14 CFR Part 91 regulations regarding the application and use of these vital procedures.  In the second part of the episode, we break down...

Jan 11, 2021

Episode 159 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Why do some approaches say “NA at Night”?  The Terps Elf will do his best to answer this question.  We also discuss the use of aircraft types in ATC instructions, minimum vectoring altitudes, flight following in a practice area, and more of your awesome questions...

Jan 4, 2021

Episode 158 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Happy New Year and welcome to 2021.  AG and RH discuss a veritable cornucopia of aviation feedback including canceling flight plans, gaming the system for release times, old school nav aids, leaky towers, and aviation bucket list items.  This week’s episode will be a lot...