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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!

Oct 30, 2023

Episode 304 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, AG and RH get into the details of a rare type of approach clearance.  What would we do as pilots if we received this clearance?  How would we issue the clearance as controllers?  And is there a regulation to establish an argument that it’s not only...

Oct 24, 2023

Episode 303 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On today’s show, AG and RH share some very exciting news!  We also discuss controller contrived missed approach instructions, med-evac call signs, and more of your aviation questions and feedback. 


Timely Feedback:

1. Patron HTB shares the results of their ATSAP...

Oct 16, 2023

Episode 302 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, AG and RH discuss a complicated approach in mountainous terrain.  Why is the controller leaving the pilot high?  What routing may help the pilot comply with the approach using normal descent maneuvers?  We share our thoughts and some ideas on what this...

Oct 9, 2023

Episode 301 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, AG and RH discuss a shortcut through a very busy Class Bravo area on an IFR flight.  Why was the original routing assigned?  How is it possible to fly directly over a busy airport?  And what can the pilot to do to plan for this type of routing?  We...

Oct 2, 2023

Episode 300 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Episode 300!!!  On this milestone episode, AG and RH take a stroll down memory lane while answering listener questions about aviation, flying, and air traffic control.  We discuss flight plans, flight following, landing at a busy Class Bravo airport, emergencies, and much,...