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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 22, 2021

Episode 204 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH break down some audio of a medevac helicopter through flight clearance in the middle of the night.  The controller provided outstanding service and learned something new along the way.  We also discuss who to contact when entering busy Class Delta airspace and more of your awesome feedback!


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Apache pilot Delta Romeo sends follow up to last week’s feedback about Lakota training.
  2. 2. PATRON WTF shares the book definition of a contact approach.
  3. 3. PATRON Mike Zulu shares an addition to flight following requests that could help.
  4. 4. Sierra Papa Delta shares a new memory aid for requesting flight following. #TTA
  5. PATRON ZW shares a military flight confession.



  1. PATRON Charlie Kilo shares his experience with a free EFB product and Domestic Notices.
  2. PATRON Charlie Alpha asks about contacting tower or tracon near Delta airspace.
  3. Victor Victor shares another way to stay current when you can’t fly.
  4. PATRON Juliet Golf shares very good advice on lost communication/radio issues.
  5. Alpha Hotel, Sound Guy Extraordinaire, asks about emergency bathroom stops.

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