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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!

Jan 14, 2019

Episode 55 Show Notes

Topic of the show: Thank you for the kind words of support during the shutdown!  Today, we discuss: Transponders, SVFR, Drones, and more!

 Errors/Timely feedback

  1. We clear up the error made in Episode 54 regarding transponder usage before takeoff. 
  2. RK, Thank you for clearing it up and we appreciate your help!
  3. We address one more question from HM about Special VFR from Episode 51. Thank you, HM!
  4. SF sent in a link to Letters to Airmen.   


  1. LPE sent in audio about drones. Thank you LPE! Here is a link to the story he wanted us to read about drones in London. 
  2. LF! Thank you! We found a great article at about VFR flight following, specific to LF’s question.
  3. MD asked if we ever envision America adopting a metric system.

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