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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 26, 2020

Episode 148 Show Notes


Topic of the show: This week we revisit the Washington, D.C. Special Flight Rules Area, some more solo stories, and more of our listener’s awesome feedback and questions. 


Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Echo Bravo has a question about transponders and ADS-B.
  2. PATRON Local Mike Bravo sent audio proof of his amazing call to ATC.
  3. PATRON November Romeo has some pre-solo questions.
  4. Whiskey Bravo presents another tale about shirt tails.
  5. Romeo Hotel Mike wants to know why they call it a Brasher Warning? Check out this article.



  1. PATRON Hotel Golf sent audio about the DC SFRA and we got answers from the experts that work that airspace. Thank you, PCT! We really appreciate your answers and your help educating the pilots that listen to our show!
  2. Alpha Hotel asks about overnight cargo operations and staffing.
  3. PATRON Romeo Juliet Mick asks about readback of VFR departure instructions.

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