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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 31, 2022

Episode 214 Show Notes


Topic of the show: We are going to discuss what happens when a pilot terminates an IFR flight plan before being handed off on an approach to a Class Delta tower.  What happened to “cookies for cancellations”?  This and much more on another fun episode you won’t want to miss!



Jan 24, 2022

Episode 213 Show Notes


Topic of the show: RH vectored the overflight and shares his story to save another controller from issuing the most embarrassing control instructions ever given.  We also discuss an interpretation regarding flight following instructions and answer more of your aviation questions.  Enjoy...

Jan 17, 2022

Episode 212 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s episode, AG and RH discuss how they determine when they’ve reached their maximum capacity.  How do we deal sudden task saturation?  What tools do we have available to safely work our way out of a busy session?  This episode was a lot of fun to record and you...

Jan 10, 2022

Episode 211 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss what could cause a controller to deny a pilot’s request to cancel VFR flight following.  Oftentimes pilot’s think since they are clear of Class B, C, or D airspace, they are safe to fly wherever they want.  On this week’s show, we will discuss why that...

Jan 3, 2022

Episode 210 Show Notes


Topic of the show: The Terps Elf is back!  Another week of awesome feedback and aviation questions covering unlit towers, early descents from fuel savings land, fire fighting heroes, and non-RVSM airplanes above flight level 290.  You don’t want to miss this episode!


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