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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!

Feb 27, 2023

Episode 269 Show Notes


Topic of the show: When you are a newly certified pilot, air traffic controllers can be intimidating and the system can make new private pilots apprehensive about using the services available to them.  In this week’s episode, we dive deep into a pilot’s first real interaction with ATC...

Feb 20, 2023

Episode 268 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On Today’s show we break down more details about visual approaches, dissect the soup sandwich departure near the Oracle Database Airport, and hear from a very aware student pilot on their first solo!  We are working with a new audio setup so our voices may sound a...

Feb 13, 2023

Episode 267 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Today’s show is jam packed with valuable information every pilot can take with them on their next flight.  We discuss a very complicated departure procedure and how to execute it safely considering how we would fly an ODP, managing flight plans and flight following,...

Feb 6, 2023

Episode 266 Show Notes


Topic of the show: When approach issues a visual approach clearance to a Class Delta airport, what are the expectations when entering the flow of traffic at the towered airport?  What if the pilot thinks the assigned entry is unsafe?  On this week’s show, we will hear from a pilot that used...