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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 6, 2020

Episode 106 Show Notes

Topic of the show: Juliet Sierra asks about coordination.  We talk about why we coordinate, what we coordinate, and how we do it.  If you want to hear a mock radar session where we do some coordination, check out OB045: Sounds From The Radar Room.   Great questions, JS.  Thank you!

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie sent in a link
  2. SGAC PATRON Hotel Mike Bravo answers the question of the week!
  3. PATRON Alpha Tango has a menagerie of questions about ADS-B and some movie facts.
  4. Mike Delta sent in feedback about his expanding aviation skill set.
  5. Delta Romeo Hotel sent in feedback about Class D instructions and reporting points.
  6. PATRON Mike Bravo Sierra sent in information about his STOL kit modified C-182.


  1. PATRON Joe the Airbus Guy has a question about a terrible NOTAM.
  2. Audio from Jordan about marker beacons.

Question of the Week/Month

What is one lesson you wish you learned in flight training that you didn’t learn until it was happening in real life?

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