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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!

May 29, 2023

Episode 282 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss ways students and instructors can get the most out of their flight lessons in areas with heavy training activity.  How can training teams prepare for each less and maximize their time in the airplane while fitting in with rest of the customers using...

May 22, 2023

Episode 281 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Why can’t everyone fly over or through Class Bravo airspace?  What is the difference between VFR and IFR flights going to the same point in space?  On this week’s episode, we break down some important differences between VFR and IFR as they relate to Class Bravo airspace...

May 15, 2023

Episode 280 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, RH and AG discuss the difference between foreign and domestic separation responsibilities as they relate to uncontrolled airspace.  How do we do our job when aircraft may be passing into an area that is uncontrolled?  What responsibilities do we have...

May 8, 2023

Episode 279 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Lost Communications follow up!  We will discuss some of the mountain of feedback we received about our lost communication episode (OB278).  Have you done a systems deep dive in your aircraft to determine how you would determine what to do in the event of lost comms?  What...

May 1, 2023

Episode 278 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, AG and RH share their opinion on a recent lost communication scenario in the NAS.  What type of questions should a pilot expect to get after getting the airplane back on the ground safely?  What considerations should be made during flight planning to...