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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!

Nov 29, 2021

Episode 205 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH answer a listener question about a poor setup for a visual approach.  What can controllers do in order to set the pilot up for success?  How can pilots get the most out of ATC?  We will also share some awesome listener feedback and get to some more of your...

Nov 22, 2021

Episode 204 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH break down some audio of a medevac helicopter through flight clearance in the middle of the night.  The controller provided outstanding service and learned something new along the way.  We also discuss who to contact when entering busy Class Delta airspace and more...

Nov 15, 2021

Episode 203 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s episode, we discuss a pilot’s lengthy flight up and down the west side of the United States where they experienced several different air traffic control facilities’ less than desirable practices like slam dunk visual approaches, poorly setup ILS approach...

Nov 8, 2021

Episode 202 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH are doing their best to catch up with all the questions.  We are all over the map this week: Magnetic vs. True wind direction, student pilot remarks, wake turbulence encounters, and pilot compliance with instructions in a timely manner.  You won’t want to miss...

Nov 1, 2021

Episode 201 Show Notes


Topic of the show: VFR practice approaches and local pop-up IFR clearances are not the same thing and do not afford the pilot the same separation standards or cloud clearance latitude.  RH and AG discuss why a pilot must be clear in their request to ATC and have an understanding of why these...