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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!

Oct 31, 2022

Episode 252 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, we discuss a pilot’s decision to go missed on an instrument approach to avoid a midair collision.  What did the pilot do right and what could they have done to help avoid the situation.  We also discuss Class Delta transition clearances, passive...

Oct 24, 2022

Episode 251 Show Notes


Topic of the show: We’ve talked about handoffs and airspace boundaries but today we discuss the finer points involved with transferring radar control to an adjacent sector or facility.  How do we accomplish this task legally and what happens between a handoff and the boundary?  We also...

Oct 17, 2022

250th Episode!  Thanks for being a part of this big milestone!  Please take the time to share the show with a friend and leave us a review and five star rating so everyone hears about the most fun you can have listening to a podcast!  -RH and AG


Topic of the show: On this week’s episode, AG and RH discuss the...

Oct 10, 2022

Episode 249 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, RH and AG discuss ways flight schools can organize and plan their flights to help ATC and reduce unnecessary flying miles and extra back and forth exchanges of information.  What techniques did our flight schools employ to keep everyone safely separated...

Oct 3, 2022

Episode 248 Show Notes (updated audio file)


Topic of the show: You’ve heard us mention automation and handoffs and flight plan updates but, in this episode, we try to explain it in a way that makes sense to everyone.  Why is flight plan routing so critical for interfacility handoffs and what can the pilot do in...