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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!

Mar 2, 2020

Episode 114 Show Notes

Topic of the show: We encourage flight following on almost every episode.  But what about short flights or local training flights?  What should you do?  AG and RH share their opinion on the use of flight following in these types of scenarios.  We also get to more of your awesome questions.  Thank you, PATRON Local Mike Bravo!

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Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Delta Papa sent in QofW feedback and a link to the ASI video: “178 Seconds To Live”.
  2. PATRON “Ben From Under the Bravo” shared a video of a Class B violation. We discuss our opinion. 
  3. Supreme Galactic Aviation Commander Hotel Mike Bravo passed his commercial checkride! Congratulations!
  4. Papa Bravo says RH is a robot!
  5. PATRON Golf Down Under sent in plates and NOTAM feedback.


  1. PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie sent in some audio about flying jackets!
  2. Tango Mike the Fire Truck Guy wants to know what we think about UAS.
  3. Sierra Papa in a SR22 was being eaten by a jet shark.
  4. Kilo Jenkin had a question about equipment requirements in a TRSA. Check out this article “ADS-B: It’s 2020, what now?” from AOPA by Mike Collins. Check out this link to a great reference for pilots regarding ADS-B equipment requirements.
  5. Zulu Sierra may be coming to the Fly-In on April 18! Will you be there?

Question of the Week/Month Tell us about your favorite flight instructor. What are the best lessons you learned?  How did they make you a better pilot?

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