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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 15, 2021

Episode 203 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s episode, we discuss a pilot’s lengthy flight up and down the west side of the United States where they experienced several different air traffic control facilities’ less than desirable practices like slam dunk visual approaches, poorly setup ILS approach clearances, and center reroutes.  AG and RH will add their perspective and share some insights that may help you the next time you travel outside your normal local area. 


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Delta Romeo shares his Army flight training experience.
  2. 2. PATRON Golf Kilo shared an inspiring story:
  3. 3. Whiskey Oscar sent a brief summary of the Cirrus de-icing system.



  1. PATRON Whiskey Oscar sent audio about contact approaches.
  2. Echo Yankee sent in audio feedback about this video: (25:30 into the video for the audio described).
  3. PayPal contributor Delta Charlie asks about VFR round robin flights and informing ATC.
  4. Romeo Tango asks about filing multiple flight plans OR round robin flight plans.
  5. Alpha Sierra asks if we watch VFR tags for flying ability prior to providing flight following.


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