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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 17, 2020

Episode 151 Show Notes


Topic of the show: What are you required to do in the event of an equipment malfunction?  Can you prepare for this event with the use of electronic flight bags?  RH and AG give their tips on avoiding confusion when your equipment quits and you need ATC to help out.


Timely Feedback:

  1. Sierra Hotel sent in audio of RH on the mid.
  2. PATRON Echo Hotel wants filing advice for the Big Apple Iron Triangle flight plan.
  3. Juliet Alpha Lima has a question about our intro phraseology.
  4. PATRON Juliet Mike sent in audio about his bucket list.
  5. PATRON Alpha Whiskey sent in real life, actual circling to land examples.
  6. PATRON Mike Kilo sent in audio with a reference for correct pilot callsign phraseology.




  1. PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie sent in audio about an unusual pilot request.
  2. Bravo Romeo asks about weather deviations.
  3. PATRON Oscar Charlie sent an audio exchange regarding survey work with radar services.
  4. PATRON Charlie Alpha shares a fatigue story for the record books. #greencat

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