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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!

Dec 9, 2019

Episode 102 Show Notes


Topic of the show:  RH and AG tackle more listener questions and feedback about ATC, Class Charlie, cloud clearances, and VFR on Top clearances. 


Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Charlie Papa sent in some Canadian knowledge! Thank you!
  2. Hotel Hotel got kicked to the couch for listening to the robots!
  3. PATRON CW sent in a picture of his panel and some show ideas.
  4. PATRON HM sent in SoCal Class Charlie feedbacks.
  5. JAM the CFII asked about EMPs and its effects on airplanes.
  6. Bravo Lima shares his tour experience.
  7. PATRON BD shared a story about a recent fly by through TRIAD.
  8. Tango Charlie followed up about his Class D story from OB101.



  1. November Alpha asked about measuring cloud clearances.
  2. PATRON Echo Lima asked about ADS-B input and what to read back.
  3. Sierra Hotel shares some Class Charlie communication feedback.
  4. Kilo Sierra loves a VFR-On-Top clearance!
  5. PATRON ZY asks about King Air patterns.
  6. Tango Hotel sent in audio for us to dissect! #menagerie


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