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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!

Sep 25, 2023

Episode 299 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, we discuss “descend via” clearances and the confusion caused by taking an aircraft off vertical guidance early in the procedure.  What could the pilots do differently to avoid any confusion?  How can the controller mitigate the risks involved in...

Sep 18, 2023

Episode 298 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss a recent TRIAD emergency inbound flight.  What happened?  What advice to we have for the pilots and ATC?  How did prompt pilot decision making lead to a safe outcome?  We also discuss phraseology, clearances, and aircraft identification.  This is a packed...

Sep 11, 2023

Episode 297 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, AG and RH discuss the striking similarities between our jobs as air traffic controllers and real life police officers directing traffic.  Squeeze plays, confused drivers, violators, and those that simply don’t pay attention make for an interesting...

Sep 4, 2023

Episode 296 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, we discuss controller hiring and location selection. AG and RH share their opinion on the process and offer some perfect world suggestions on how to solve some of our staffing issues.  We also share a recent story of RH going missing, unusual visual...