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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!

Mar 29, 2021

Episode Notes


Topic of the show: What drives us crazy from the pilot side and the controller side?  AG and RH discuss their pet peeves, flame throwing airplanes, noise abatement headings, and much more. 


Timely Feedback:

  1. SGAC PATRON BS shares his thoughts about tower sequencing plans.
  2. SGAC PATRON DE enjoyed the...

Mar 22, 2021

Episode 169

Topic of the show:  What types of factors are taken into consideration when a tower controller is deciding the sequence?  What tools are available to keep traffic flowing safely and efficiently?  AG and RH will discuss their methods for organizing aircraft at the TRIAD. 


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Mike...

Mar 15, 2021

Topic of the show: AG and RH are in catch-up mode again.  We are all over the map this week with PDCs, VFR MVA warnings, Procedure Turns, ODPs, and feedback from the Terps Elf!


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. SGAC PATRON Juliet Oscar was doing “Mach 135” on the way to TRIAD.
  2. 2. SGAC PATRON Papa Charlie has caught up...

Mar 8, 2021

Topic of the show: What are contact approaches?  Why don’t we use them more often?  AG and RH discuss this rarely used approach and discuss some examples where they may come in handy for the pilot and ATC. 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Juliet Bravo offers some thoughts on helicopter altitudes.
  2. 2. PATRON Papa Victor heard some...

Mar 1, 2021

Topic of the show: Class Bravo VFR Operations.  AG and RH break down the responses from two experienced Class Bravo controllers regarding VFR services, air work near the boundaries, and visibility on the ground in underlying non-towered airports.  This is the second episode in our Class Bravo airspace...