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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 27, 2021

Episode 209 Show Notes


Topic of the show: RH and AG discuss a pilot’s options when they encounter IMC at night and the approach they want to shoot says “N/A at night”.  We also go deep into the inbox with more of your awesome aviation related questions and feedback. 


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Patron WTF shares some PIC advice for frustrated students.
  2. 2. Tango Juliet Hotel followed the map and figured out the real TRIAD.
  3. 3. Patron Juliet Golf shares a lunar story. #dusty



  1. Patron Mike Charlie Mike shares a funny reminder of glitter hazards:
  2. Patron India Hotel has a question about squawk codes.
  3. Juliet Whiskey has comments about high approaches and contact approaches.
  4. Alpha Sierra offers some international feedback from Germany.
  5. Tango Charlie Mike shares a story about “resume own navigation”.
  6. Patron Golf Mike wants to learn more about landing judges and the perfect touch down.


Mentioned on the show: We referred EH to this article in IFR magazine “NA at night” by Mark Kolber: (subscription required for full article)

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