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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!

Jul 26, 2021

Episode 187 Show Notes


Topic of the show: When a pilot has the airport in sight, sometimes a visual approach clearance is delayed.  But when the controllers point out the airport and the pilot can’t find the field, it can create problems for ATC.  Find out when super vision helps and when it hurts.  We also discuss...

Jul 19, 2021

Bonus Episode: 2021 EAA AirVenture NOTAM


On this week’s episode, we will review some highlights of the 2021 EAA AirVenture NOTAM.  Print the NOTAM and follow along as Romeo Hotel and Mike from the Flying and Life podcast review important changes to this year’s arrival procedures.  As always, fly safely and see you...

Jul 19, 2021

Episode 186 Show Notes


Topic of the show: A recent video on the internet sparked a conversation about Class Delta air traffic services, a pilot’s responsibility to see and avoid other traffic, and the primary job of air traffic controllers.  In this week’s episode, we will add our thoughts to the conversation.  A...

Jul 12, 2021

Episode 185 Show Notes


Topic of the show: RH and AG discuss the importance of controllers having a basic understanding of the GPS/RNAV approach and vectors versus initial fix usage.  We discuss some easy tips for pilots and controllers to avoid confusion when executing RNAV approaches and issuing clearances.



Jul 5, 2021

Episode 184 Show Notes


Topic of the show: A pilot explains his decision-making process while experiencing an inflight emergency.  We learn how he dealt with air traffic control, flying the plane, and briefing his passengers.  Great job, Mike Bravo!  We also get an update on the “Mayday Mayday Mayday” episode from...