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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!

Nov 8, 2021

Episode 202 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH are doing their best to catch up with all the questions.  We are all over the map this week: Magnetic vs. True wind direction, student pilot remarks, wake turbulence encounters, and pilot compliance with instructions in a timely manner.  You won’t want to miss this fun episode.  Enjoy!


Timely Feedback:

  1. Foxtrot Romeo provided last week’s show topic and responds to our discussion.
  2. 1. Bravo Papa has an idea for the next live show. #BQ1
  3. 2. Patron Romeo Mike heard a possible misstep in our explanation of magnetic variation.
  4. 3. Patron DRH shares a snippet about TAFs and wind direction.
  5. 4. Romeo Mike asked about deviation compared to boat headings.
  6. 5. Patron Juliet Charlie provides a pretty good summary of magnetic vs. true. Thank you!
  7. Patron Tango Delta Whiskey shares some audio congratulations and a question or two.
  8. Patron Bravo Charlie Juliet shares some kind words to keep us going for another 200 episodes.



  1. Mike Mike asks about lost procedures and student remarks.
  2. Juliet Sierra shares some kind words about the show. Thank you!
  3. SGAC Patron Sierra Echo shares a wake turbulence encounter on a speed restricted RNAV SID.
  4. Patron Charlie Foxtrot has a question about compliance speed. How long until we are asking questions?

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