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Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk

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Aug 9, 2021

Episode 189 Show Notes


Topic of the show: When pilots and controllers get into an argument on frequency, nobody wins.  It’s a waste of time and can most likely be solved on the ground using a phone.  AG and RH explain what they consider before engaging in an argument or heated discussion on frequency. 


Timely Feedback:


  1. 1. PATRON Mike Bravo sent a video of his departure from AirVenture on Saturday.
  2. 2. Mike Kilo lives in the middle finger of the mitten state and has a comment.
  3. 3. PATRON Romeo Mike talked with the controller with atrocious settings.




  1. PATRON Whiskey Bravo has a question about Bravo transitions and transponder ID flashes.
  2. PATRON Papa Victor has a question about transmitters.


Mentioned on the show: OB188 Live From AirVenture, EAA AirVenture NOTAM

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