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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 30, 2019

Episode 105 Show Notes


Topic of the show:  We discuss training and how we determine when we have to step in as trainers.  More feedback and more of your awesome questions!  Thank you for the great audio, PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie!  Audio provided by a listener from


Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Bravo Sierra want to meet at BQ1 for a live show.
  2. Juliet Hotel also wants to meet for a live show.
  3. Lima Lima discusses his nav/audio setup and wifi.
  4. Audio from DBC about callsigns and company identification.
  5. PATRON Mike Juliet passed his checkride! Congratulations!
  6. PATRON Hotel Mike sent in a congratulations for 104 weekly episodes. An aviation poem.


Juliet Bravo and Charlie Papas trip to the TRIAD video.  Click here.



  1. Juliet Hotel relays a story about flying too far out over the ocean when a controller was busy.
  2. PATRON Echo Mike asked about squawk codes and emergency TFRs for fires.
  3. PATRON Romeo Whiskey Kilo asked about the infamous emergency phone call at TRIAD.


Question of the Week/Month

Tell us about a time when you were training and your instructor had to take over.  Can you relate it to ATC training at all?

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