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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 28, 2022

Episode 256 Show Notes


Topic of the show: This week, AG and RH get into the details of transitioning from an IFR approach and circling maneuver to VMC while joining traffic at a non-towered airport.  When should you cancel IFR?  Should you remain IFR until reaching the ground?  What other considerations should be made...

Nov 21, 2022

Episode 255 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show we discuss double IFR flight plans, handling in flight malfunctions expeditiously but safely, and more of your awesome aviation questions and feedback.  Why was the controller trying to convince an inbound aircraft to a towered airport to cancel IFR? ...

Nov 14, 2022

Episode 254 Show Notes


Topic of the show: How can pilots avoid the pitfalls of expectation bias with regards to NOTAMs?  We offer some easy tips to avoid some taxi instruction traps.  We also discuss tower operational hours and flight following in no man’s land.  RH ends the show with a rant about a rule...

Nov 7, 2022

Episode 253 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, we will discuss some of the intricacies of filing an IFR flight plan to an airport without an instrument approach procedure.  What approach options exist?  Do you need an alternate airport?  And when you depart, what happens on the controller side of...