Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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!

Jun 1, 2020

Episode 127 Show Notes


Topic of the show: RH and AG discuss what a pilot can do to get out of a jam when they are left high on an approach. 


Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Tango Hotel sent in a great audio question!
  2. Bravo Foxtrot got selected to take the air traffic test. Congratulations!



  1. Echo Romeo asks about “approved as requested” phraseology.
  2. Charlie Alpha asks for our take on partially reopening a closed runway.
  3. Juliet Lima is training to become a CFI and has some AIM interpretations to share.
  4. November Papa wants to settle the debate over using VMC or VFR to describe the weather situation.

Question of the Week/Month After being issued a traffic call from ATC, are you required to find the target?  If you do see the target, are you required to tell ATC you have it in sight?  And if it’s traffic to follow and you have them in sight, is the pilot required to maintain a standard of separation in terms of mileage?  Tell us here.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at You can support our show using Patreon or visiting our support page on the website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by  Third party audio provided by  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs:

Legal Notice  The hosts of Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk podcast are speaking on behalf of Opposing Bases, LLC.  Opposing Bases, LLC does not represent the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, or the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.  All opinions expressed in the show are for entertainment purposes only.  There is no nexus between Opposing Bases, LLC and the FAA or NATCA.  All episodes are the property of Opposing Bases, LLC and shall not be recorded or transcribed without express written consent.  For official guidance on laws and regulations, refer to your local Flight Standards District Office or Certified Flight Instructor.  Opposing Bases, LLC offers this podcast to entertain an audience, promote aviation safety, and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications.