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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!

Aug 30, 2021

Episode 192 Show Notes


Topic of the show:  RH and AG heard from the listeners about techniques they use to resolve the RNAV vector to final issue with ATC.  We also discuss local flight following, emergency airspace, and clearances to unknown fixes. 


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Aug 23, 2021

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Episode 191 Show Notes


Topic of the show: How much room below glideslope does a pilot have until they are too close to obstacles?  We hear from the Terps Elf about obstacle clearance on the ILS and the importance of maintaining your vertical path on the glideslope to avoid hitting the ground...

Aug 16, 2021

Episode 190 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Hold for release phraseology is used every single day throughout the NAS at non-towered airports to expedite IFR clearances.  How should a pilot handle it when they run into a brick wall trying to get their IFR on the ground so they can load up the FMS/GPS?  We discuss our...

Aug 9, 2021

Episode 189 Show Notes


Topic of the show: When pilots and controllers get into an argument on frequency, nobody wins.  It’s a waste of time and can most likely be solved on the ground using a phone.  AG and RH explain what they consider before engaging in an argument or heated discussion on frequency. 



Aug 2, 2021

AG and RH are live at EAA AirVenture 2021! We discuss the origins of Opposing Bases, answer live questions from the audience, and hear feedback from our most valuable show supporters. The sounds of EAA AirVenture in the background will make you feel like you were at the live show! Thank you for attending and see...