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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!

Jul 31, 2023

Episode 291 Show Notes

Topic of the show: Live from EAA AirVenture 2023 #OSH23!  AG and RH are joined by AirVenture ATC expert Bravo Kilo (his views and opinions are his own and he does not officially represent the FAA) and a live audience!  Penguin cookies, fly bys, and live feedback from our audience!  This was a...

Jul 26, 2023

Live show recording with a live audience on Saturday, July 29, 2023 at AirVenture 2023.  Come out and ask a live question and meet RH and AG! 

See you on Saturday!  10am, July 29, AOPA 39 Lounge across from the brown arch at AirVenture!

Jul 24, 2023

Episode 290 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, we discuss the importance of altitude selection and routing when you are flying near busy Class Bravo airspace.  Why does clearance delivery issue routing that doesn’t work for your entire route?  What can you do to ensure a smooth, reroute free,...

Jul 17, 2023

Episode 289 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, we discuss a listener’s “possible pilot deviation”.  Why did they receive the Brasher warning?  Who is waiting for the phone call?   What information will be requested on the initial phone call?  We share our opinions on the issue and discuss...

Jul 10, 2023

Episode 288 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, we discuss general aviation operations at busy Class Bravo airports.  Flying to a big airport can be intimidating so we offer some tips for the general aviation pilot.  How can you safely taxi behind a heavy jet and keep ATC happy?  What should you be...