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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 20, 2020

Episode 147 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Tell us about your first solo!  Were you ready?   Did you instructor adequately prepare you for the unknown?  Did you have fun?  Were you scared?  AG and RH share some listener stories and get to some more great questions and feedback.  Enjoy the show!


Timely Feedback:

  1. Captain Dana and RH met for dinner in the TRIAD.
  2. PATRON Juliet Hotel sent in some information about non-towered airport traffic count.
  3. PATRON Bravo Sierra sent this link about filing NASA and ASRS Reports.
  4. Looking for the most terrifying marriage proposal ever accomplished by a pilot? Check this out:



  1. November Sierra explains and awkward exchange between ATC and the PIC.
  2. OPS 2” shares their opinion on NOTAMs.
  3. PATRON Whiskey Charlie wants to know who crushed the fun ATCer’s soul?
  4. PATRON Juliet Hotel wants to know why Class C controllers sometimes send pattern work packing.
  5. PATRON Delta Zulu has a question related to the disappearing VORs.
  6. PATRON Hotel Bravo has a question about Presidential TFRs, specifically


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