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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!

Oct 11, 2021

Episode 198 Show Notes


Topic of the show: During an emergency, controllers have required information they must get from the pilots.  Sometimes that gets done repeatedly.  On this week’s show, we will discuss why that happens and ways to reduce the redundant communications. 


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Bravo Zulu shares a new take on lost communications.
  2. 2. PATRON Hotel Mike Bravo got his CFI rating!
  3. 3. Whiskey Bravo reminds us we missed the DaVinci reference!
  4. 4. Juliet Zulu says thanks for the tips and tricks for staying current while on the sidelines.



  1. SGAC PATRON Sierra Echo shares some fun information about ForeFlight.
  2. PATRON Bravo Mike passed his MEI checkride!
  3. Juliet Hotel wants to know why a controller asked him to squawk 1200 arriving into a Delta.
  4. PATRON Juliet Juliet wants to know our thoughts on VFR flight following under Bravo in a practice area.
  5. Charlie Foxtrot wants to know how he can get air traffic services if he is without a transponder and ADS-B.


The 200th episode Fly in at TTA is on October 23, 2021!

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