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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!

Sep 26, 2022

Episode 247 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s episode, we discuss aircraft speed limits and dig deep into the regulations to answer a listener question.  Can ATC assign a speed greater than 200 knots below a Class Bravo shelf?  We also discuss following a drone, resolution advisories, and more of your...

Sep 19, 2022

Episode 246 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, we run down a list of operational questions and explain who is working during a normal shift, position responsibilities, and the impact of short bursts of traffic on the operation.  We also discuss a radio failure in the tower, termination of radar...

Sep 12, 2022

Episode 245 Show Notes


Topic of the show: New tower at TRIAD is only a few weeks away!  RH and AG talk about the training required to make the move to the new building and our thoughts on the new facility.  This was a really fun episode!  We also discuss VFR weather deviation tolerance and a missed approach without...

Sep 5, 2022

Episode 244 Show Notes


Topic of the show: A student pilot sounds confused and disoriented on a cross country flight so we discuss ways an instructor and student can better prepare for flights to unfamiliar places.  Cross country flights are one of the most important steps to becoming a safe pilot and should serve...