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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!

Mar 26, 2024

Episode 325 Show Notes 


Topic of the show: On this week's show, AG and RH discuss practice approaches, controller separation responsibility during the approaches, and how instructors can maximize efficiency while being a good user of the NAS.  We also answer listener questions about late tower handoffs, ADS-B...

Mar 19, 2024

Episode 324 Show Notes 


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, AG and RH discuss the risks associated with departing from a non towered airport without a published instrument approach procedure.  What should every pilot understand about the departure?  How will they maintain terrain and obstruction clearance? ...

Mar 11, 2024

Episode 323 Show Notes 

Topic of the show:  On this week’s show, AG and RH share more listener feedback on how to stay at the top of your game in aviation. Pilots have so many different opportunities to stay focused and continue learning and we highlight just a few ways you can enhance safety in your...

Mar 4, 2024

Episode 322 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, AG and RH discuss a complicated missed approach procedure in mountainous terrain.  How can a pilot prepare to safely navigate terrain during a missed approach initiated beyond the missed approach point?  Can the pilot fly the obstacle departure...