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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 18, 2021

Episode 199 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Wake turbulence is a flight hazard for all aircraft but especially dangerous for small, light airplanes.  Do non-pilot controllers understand the implications of squeeze plays with regard to wake turbulence encounters?  On this week’s show we will break down arrival to departure wake turbulence minimums and how pilots can play a role in risk mitigation. 


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Julie Echo Charlie shares some final thoughts on emergency operations and coordinations.
  2. 2. PATRON Charlie Hotel has a follow up on lost communications.
  3. 3. PATRON Juliet Juliet shares some final thoughts on flight following in near Bravo.



  1. Juliet Foxtrot Sierra has a funny story about reviews/announcements.
  2. PATRON Delta Papa has a question about approach availability near a busy Bravo final.
  3. SGAC PATRON Juliet Sierra has a question about arrival gates.
  4. Sierra Foxtrot Charlie has a question about maneuvers during a visual approach.


200th Episode Live at TTA on October 23, 2021


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