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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!

Feb 17, 2020

Episode 112 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Juliet Echo Charlie left another great audio question about our use of the word “Cleared”.  What does it mean and what coordination is required before we can issue control instructions? 


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Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON RWK answered the Q of W about lessons learned.
  2. PATRON BCJ sent in crosswind feedback for the Q of W.
  3. PATRON CAW responded with regulation references for non pilots using the readio.
  4. PATRON Romeo Whiskey sent in feedback about non pilots on the radio.
  5. PayPal supporter Tango Delta Whiskey sent in this link. Check it out! Great job, @flightchops, pilots, and ATC for another video that will save lives.



  1. PATRON CB sent in some comments about the show.
  2. PATRON KW sent in a solution for AG’s technical problem with GPS.
  3. PATRON El Toro sent his $.02 about ADS-B and a question about emergencies.
  4. PATRON MED sent in a recommendation for an app to help with ATC comms.


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