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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 29, 2021

Episode 205 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH answer a listener question about a poor setup for a visual approach.  What can controllers do in order to set the pilot up for success?  How can pilots get the most out of ATC?  We will also share some awesome listener feedback and get to some more of your aviation questions!


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Delta Charlie sent follow up about the flight following question last week.

2.Mike Delta sent a tip on how to file a delay at an airport in your flight plan.

  1. 3. Charlie Golf has an idea for new phraseology for an emergency pit stop.
  2. 4. Delta Hotel shares a through flight experience.
  3. 5. Bravo Foxtrot explains the autotune issue and our robotic tones. Thank you!



  1. We got a lot of feedback about an ugly go around out West and share our thoughts.
  2. Patron Lima Quebec sent a very cool comparison of landmarks on standard charts vs. Jeppesen.
  3. Patron Romeo Echo asks about the proper way to check in for the 3rd or 4th time.
  4. Patron Romeo Bravo asks a very good question about instructions while under VFR.
  5. Sierra Lima sends a quick thanks.

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