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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!

Dec 13, 2021

Episode 207 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss restricted low approaches, go-arounds, and denied IFR airborne pickups.  We also answer more of your aviation questions, discuss the ancient technology known as a VCR, and celebrate many new listener pilot ratings.  This was a really fun episode so hit play now!


Timely Feedback:

  1. JW2 answers the question of the week about the snowflake on approach plates.
  2. PATRON Sierra Hotel encourages pilots to send in chart suggestions to the FAA.
  3. PATRON Charlie Hotel shares thoughts on NOTAMS depicted on the Garmin Pilot EFB.
  4. PATRON JG shares a ForeFlight tip for accessing and viewing chart legends.



  1. PATRON Mike Tango wants to know if we have any cool ADS-B information on our old scopes.
  2. PATRON Echo Alpha wants to know if controllers know aircraft speed capabilities/limitations.
  3. PATRON Echo Alpha has a question about a go around.
  4. PATRON Juliet Delta wants our take on restricted low approaches.
  5. PATRON Juliet Hotel was denied a pop-up IFR. Why?


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