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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!

Nov 2, 2020

Episode 149 Show Notes


Topic of the show: This week we spend some time answering your aviation and air traffic questions about airspace, point outs, emergencies, large consolidated tracons, departure procedures, callsign abbreviations, and radar displays.  This episode has a little of everything! 


Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Hotel Golf sent audio about his first solo!
  2. PATRON Whiskey Charlie tells his scary transponder/first solo story!
  3. PATRON Mike Echo Delta sent in a first solo video and a scary story about a follow up solo.
  4. PATRON November Tango sent in audio feedback about large tracons.



  1. PATRON Juliet Mike sent an audio question about callsign abbreviations.
  2. Juliet Papa Charlie sent a story about a missed line on the SID.
  3. Sierra Bravo has a Delta/Delta transition question.
  4. Mike Sierra sent in feedback about the KC-10 dual launch dream.
  5. PATRON Bravo Foxtrot sent a link to a video about an unconscious crew member and asked about emergency display on our scope.
  6. Juliet Whisky want to get our take on Warrior vs. Cherokee.
  7. PATRON Mike Delta asks about Class Bravo clips on an IFR flight plan.

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