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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!

May 9, 2022

Episode 227 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH talk about life before GPS, stray visual approach paths, and forced IFR cancellation.  We also hear from a couple pilots that overflew Bravo and didn’t realize they were in the worst spot possible.  This episode is packed with aviation gold, you don’t want to miss it!


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. SGAC Patron Sierra Bravo want to know if “cookies for cancellations” is a real thing or just a myth?
  2. 2. The Terps Elf heard our call for a change to “N/A at Night” RNAV approaches!
  3. 3. Mike Kilo has a message for all pilots in the interest of aviation safety!
  4. 4. Patron Golf Kilo heard a proposal while getting flight following.



  1. Patron Juliet Mike sent an audio question about busy CTAF frequencies. See link below!
  2. Patron Golf Kilo sent a question about overflying a towered airport on a visual approach.
  3. Mike Kilo has a question about a local IFR cancellation policy.


Mentioned on the show: Aeronautical Charting Meeting - Instrument Procedures Group


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