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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!

Jun 26, 2023

Episode 286 Show Notes


Topic of the show: If we had $1 for every time someone asked if our job was stressful, we’d be billionaires.   On this week’s show, we will discuss the elements of this profession that can lead to stress and medical issues along with the impact the schedule has on our personal lives...

Jun 19, 2023

Episode 285 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, we discuss a recent double go around and share our opinions on what caused the issue, how it could have been handled, and the red carpet rollout for go arounds in the TRIAD.  We also discuss unusual and temporary phraseology, altimeter...

Jun 12, 2023

Episode 284 Show Notes


Topic of the show:  Air traffic controllers rely on coordination between facilities to keep planes moving safely and expeditiously throughout the NAS.  On this week’s show, we break down a communication misstep and illustrate what happened, why it happened, and how the pilots...

Jun 5, 2023

Episode 283 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, we clarify some points made about our lost comms episode a few weeks ago and respond to some negative feedback.  What if the scenario was flip flopped?  Why didn’t we address the minutia related to 91.185?  What about SIDS and ODPs?  Find out...