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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!

Jun 7, 2021

Episode 180 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Can ATC help expedite IFR traffic from non-towered airports?  What tools are available to controllers to help inbounds avoid the dreaded hold or outbounds avoid lengthy departure delays?  Find out on this week’s episode!


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON November Mike sends his flight plans to his Mom, too!
  2. 2. PATRON Juliet Mike asked about headings for traffic avoidance.
  3. 3. PATRON Juliet Echo Foxtrot overflew Delta and said hello. Now what?
  4. 4. SGAC PATRON Sierra Echo shares a noise abatement story.



  1. PATRON November Mike asked about canceling with a tower that just closed.
  2. Mike Lima asked about parallel pattern traffic spacing.
  3. Romeo Whiskey has a great question about descent planning.
  4. Juliet Mike is an instrument pilot! Congratulations!
  5. Foxtrot Alpha Mike asks about reroutes and fuel considerations.
  6. PATRON Papa Tango asks about a target falling off the scope.

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