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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!

Apr 24, 2023

Episode 277 Show Notes


Topic of the show: RH and AG discuss the assignment of VFR flight following codes in busy Class Bravo airspace and how the services can be streamlined going in and out of an underlying Class Delta airport.  Why do some controllers issue codes and some do not?  Why is it so hard to get...

Apr 17, 2023

Episode 276 Show Notes (revised)


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, RH and AG describe ways pilots can utilize the tools in their airplane to set up and fly a visual approach.  Can you follow the ILS glideslope or RNAV glideslope while you fly the visual approach?  Where is the fix ATC just cleared me to and...

Apr 10, 2023

Episode 275 Show Notes


Topic of the show: When you’re being vectored on the downwind over cold and unwelcoming waters, why can’t the controller turn you in closer to the final approach fix?  When is it legal to give you a shortcut to keep you closer to the shore?  On this week’s episode, we discuss the...

Apr 4, 2023

Episode 274 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Sun ‘n Fun 2023: RH’s rookie year!  What an awesome week working arrivals, departures, and wanding with gusto!  RH breaks down each ATC spot with a little sample audio on each talking position.  If you’ve ever wondered how the air traffic side of things work at Sun...