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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 17, 2024

Episode 337 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: On this week’s episode, AG and RH try to figure out why a tower controller was issuing confusing VOR radial intercepts after takeoff.  What can the pilot do to prepare for this type of clearance?  And how do you practice the buttonology necessary to perform the task...


Jun 11, 2024

Episode 336 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: Brashering Air Force 1: On this week’s show, AG and RH discuss what would happen if Air Force One didn’t follow ATC instructions.  Would we issue a brasher warning?  Why is this different than any other airplane?  We also discuss IFR filing tricks and tips, foreign...


Jun 4, 2024

Episode 333 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: Responding to Emergencies, OB Style On this week's show, AG and RH discuss a pilot's emergency when they lost all electrical power.  The pilot was prepared and took all the right steps to solve the problem safely!  Well done!  We also discuss "proceed on course", waffle...


May 28, 2024

Episode 334 Show Notes

Topic of the show: The Sky Police

Patron DG sponsors this weeks show topic about ATC policing the skies. RH and AG discuss what ATC actually does and cares about in maintaining order in the wild blue yonder.

 

Timely Feedback:

1. Patron AM asks about checking in with a controller...


May 21, 2024

Episode 333 Show Notes

Topic of the show: Frequency Tips and Tricks

On this week's show, RH and AG discuss feedback from Center Controller NP about tips and tricks for pilots on using ATC frequencies.  Pilots of all experience levels can benefit from these lessons.  We also discuss forced IFR cancelation, clearance...