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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!

Oct 12, 2020

Episode 146 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH catch up on a variety of questions from listeners: HIWAS, Radio Checks, Student Pilot Solos, Fatigue, and many more. 


Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Kilo Kilo sent the rest of the open door story! #Latch
  2. SGAC PATRON Bravo Sierra  sent in his solo story. 
  3. PATRON Mike Kilo sent audio from TRIAD airspace.
  4. PATRON Tango Papa sends his thoughts about the lessons learned from the stuck mic.
  5. PATRONs Juliet Echo Charlie and Bravo Sierra sent in audio from their flying meet-up!



  1. Romeo Juliet Whisky has a question about facility identifiers.
  2. PATRON Delta Tango Whiskey sent a link to Fly Girl Kelly’s emergency landing story.
  3. 3. Romeo Bravo Bravo, local pilot from TCAS Harbor, sends his thoughts.
  4. 3.5. PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie sent in an audio questions about wind readouts on takeoff.
  1. 4. TERPS Elf RW has a comment and question about HIWAS.
  2. 5. Hotel Bravo shares a general aviation fatigue story.
  3. 6. PATRON Charlie Alpha Whiskey shares a link to an inflight marriage proposal:  Congratulations!
  4. Sierra Yankee shares his advice for his students on radio testing before takeoff.


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