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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 19, 2021

Show Notes

AG and RH give their opinions on how to bridge the gap between controllers and pilots on everyday flights.  Don’t be shy.  Tell the controllers what you want or need and you might be surprised at the results.  We discuss incorrect assumptions and the use of plain English with ATC.  We also share some timely advice from a listener about degraded pilot skills with the onset of Spring.  Fly safe and enjoy this week's show! 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON CW explains the LSA IMC rule.
  2. 2. PATRON Bravo Charlie explains his experience with SOFs.
  3. 3. Sierra Delta sent audio about supervisor of flying.
  4. 4. Bravo Delta explains the flights school departure/arrival procedure.
  5. 5. PATRON Bravo Delta is looking for the TRIAD gift shop. #astronauthat



  1. PATRON Papa Mike asks about delay vectors.
  2. Juliet Bravo asks why we can’t just make some Class Bravo’s bigger.
  3. PATRON Romeo Mike asked who is responsible for FICON reports.
  4. PATRON Whisky Charlie shares his use of IDENT.
  5. PATRON Romeo Mike has some timely advice for rusty pilots.

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