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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 23, 2019

Episode 104 Show Notes


Topic of the show:  AG and RH would like to extend a Merry Christmas to our loyal Opposing Bases listeners.  In this episode, we are going to tackle a ton of timely feedback and get to some more great aviation questions. 


RH and BG from Podcasting on a Plane podcast did an interview a few weeks ago.  Click here to listen to the entire interview.   Thank you, BG!  It was a blast!  Thank you, PATRON Kilo Lima for inspiring the conversation. 


Seasonal music in this episode provided by Heroboard using free, no copyright music in the Youtube library for creators. All Christmas/Seasonal music has been taken from YouTube's Audio Library.



Timely Feedback:

  1. Lots of feedback about ADS-B and internet connectivity from PATRONs CAW, MD, and AT. Thank you for answering the question of the week! Link provided:
  2. Alpha Whiskey sent in a lost communication story.
  3. PATRON MEH sent in intercept feedback.
  4. PATRON Delta Mike sent in IFR pop up feedback.
  5. Audio from Tango Sierra. Great job on your checkride!
  6. Audio from PATRON Irish DOC. Thank you!
  7. PATRON Tango Foxtrot sent in this link about rocket launches:
  8. PATRON RW sent in information about the SFRA violation mentioned a few episodes ago. He mentions Uncontrolled Airspace Podcast and sent this link:



  1. PATRON Golf Echo sent a TFR question.
  2. PATRON Tango Golf asked about experimental call ups.
  3. Juliet Hotel asked how long we’ve gone without a call from ATC.
  4. Lima Bravo asked about strip marking and posting.
  5. PATRON Charlie Mike from Alaska sent in audio about weather.


Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and fly safely! 


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