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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!

May 18, 2020

Episode 125 Show Notes

Topic of the show:  RH and AG got the help of a TERPS expert answering a listener question about unpublished hold instructions on a missed approach.  Links referenced in the Terps Elf answer: FAA's Instrument Flight Procedures Information Gateway , FAA Form 8260-2  , CRQ ILS 24


Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON helped us answer a question about the Blue Angels and frequency usage.
  2. Kilo Kilo sent in answers to a few questions of the week.
  3. PATRON Alpha Tango commented on the new show introduction audio and show swag.



  1. Tango Mike the Fire Truck Guy asked about “ATC Zero” phraseology.
  2. PATRON Bravo Sierra sent a great question about “full length” takeoff phraseology.
  3. PATRON Echo Alpha asked why some center controllers won’t vector to final and some will provide the service.
  4. PATRON Alpha Tango asked about ADS-B checks and what the controllers need to do in order to accomplish the task.


Question of the Week/Month When a vector to final looks inadequate, do you adjust without telling the controller?  Is that allowed?  Let us know by clicking here.

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