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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!

Jun 27, 2022

Episode 234 Show Notes


Topic of the show: When a squeeze play looks like it can only get worse, a controller has to do something to stop it.  On this week’s episode, we will break down an intersecting runway arrival/departure squeeze play that resulted in a canceled takeoff clearance instead of a go around.  Why...

Jun 20, 2022

Episode 233 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss procedures like Line Up and Wait (LUAW) and Land and Hold Short (LAHSO) that are not available at all towered airports.  Why aren’t these procedures used everywhere and what type of considerations are made when using them to keep traffic moving...

Jun 13, 2022

Episode 232 Show Notes


Topic of the show: This week we discuss runway crossing clearances, VFR holding patterns, and a casual TCAS RA exchange.  Do you love aviation? Do you have a question about air traffic control or flying?  Are you interested in aviation or working on your ratings to become a pilot?  If you...

Jun 6, 2022

Episode 231 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s installment of Opposing Bases, AG and RH discuss what triggers a mandatory report, why we file them, and what happens with the data that's collected.  We also discuss being taken out to sea too far, flight following items to include in your callup to ATC, and...