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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 24, 2020

Episode 113 Show Notes

Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss how our system gets updated approach information for airports with magnetic course changes.  Can we clear the aircraft for an approach with the old runway numbers still on the approach plate? Thank you, Mike.  Check out Flying and Life Podcast!

Timely Feedback:

  1. Tango Sierra sent in a solution to the EFB dilemma. Check it out here.
  2. PATRON Tango Foxtrot sent in a story about rockets!
  3. PATRON Romeo Whiskey Kilo sent in some benefits of ADS-B.
  4. PATRON Joe the Airbus Guy told ATC about fuel on board during emergency.
  5. PATRON Mike Sierra asked why we say “approach” during our clearance.
  6. CWS passed his checkride and like “OB Unplugged” last week.
  7. Opposing Bases Fly-In April 18, 2020 BQ1 Airport. Planes. Pig. Podcast. Come on out!  Families welcome!
  8. PATRON Romeo Lima Hotel sent in some videos going into BQ1 airport where we are going to be in April. Check them out and fly safely! Here are a few videos from my channel if people want a preview: Videos 1, 2, 3, 4.


  1. PATRON Juliet Charlie Delta sent in ADS-B and ATC feedback.
  2. PATRON Bravo Sierra got an equipment waiver.
  3. PATRON Delta Mike asked about “ATC Clears” phraseology.
  4. PATRON Delta Oscar Charlie sent in audio.
  5. Plane Talking UK Podcast co-host Armando sent in some audio about lurking on frequency. Check out their show, it’s great!

Click Here to learn more about the Opposing Bases BQ1 Fly-In April 18, 2020.  Families, including children, are welcome! 

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