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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!

Apr 12, 2021

Show Notes


Topic of the show: This week we will address some of the pilot pet peeves.  What drives you crazy?  How can ATC limit the number of things that drive you crazy?  We also discuss ICAO codes, busy frequencies, and more of your awesome questions and feedback.   


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Mike Kilo shares audio on equipment suffixes.
  2. 2. PATRON Juliet Kilo sent some audio about litigation in aviation.
  3. 3. PATRON Delta Sierra comments on last week’s episode.
  4. 4. PATRON Tango Papa shares some audio about military towers.
  5. 5. PATRON Echo Golf shares his military tower experience.
  6. SGAC Patron VAB shares his thoughts on the show. Thank you!



  1. Audio feedback from an anonymous listener. Thanks!
  2. Mike Whiskey wants to know if we can detect audio signatures.
  3. PATRON Bravo Bravo wants to know what to do at the IAF if the controller didn’t issue an approach clearance.



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