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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!

Jun 22, 2020

Episode 130 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH explain several different types of traffic calls and situations.  Do we need the pilots to see one another?  What happens if you have them in sight?  What happens if you don’t see them? 


Timely Feedback:

  1. India Lima walks us down his memory lane and his amazing career in air traffic.
  2. PATRON Bravo Sierra has a great story about traffic in sight!
  3. Romeo Mike got some terrible vectors from RH last week.
  4. Alpha Uniform has some advice for applicants taking the air traffic admission test.



  1. PATRON Bravo Whiskey discusses traffic to closely spaced parallel runways.
  2. PATRON Alpha Whiskey wants to know if we can use just ADS-B to identify a target.
  3. PATRON Sierra Mike has a question about a tricky approach.

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