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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 29, 2020

Episode 131 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH continue the discussion on traffic; specifically calling traffic in sight and the pilot’s responsibilities after the call is made.  What happens if you lose the traffic?  What are the controller’s responsibilities after the pilot says they lost the traffic?  All of that and more of your awesome feedback!


Timely Feedback:

  1. Supreme Galactic Aviation Commander PATRON India Mike got a slam dunk clearance!
  2. PATRON Charlie Papa sent in audio about looking for traffic.
  3. PATRON Romeo Whiskey hit a bird but he is close to his first solo!
  4. Supreme Galactic Aviation Commander PATRON Papa Lime from Race City Flight Operations asked about implications of ADS-B on minimum vectoring altitudes.




  1. PATRON Alpha Tango is involved in “opposing bases” to the same runway?
  2. Juliet Sierra wants to know if joining the localizer if a controller forgets the turn is appropriate.
  3. PATRON Alpha Whiskey has a question about entering a hold.

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