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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!

Jun 20, 2022

Episode 233 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss procedures like Line Up and Wait (LUAW) and Land and Hold Short (LAHSO) that are not available at all towered airports.  Why aren’t these procedures used everywhere and what type of considerations are made when using them to keep traffic moving efficiently?  We also discuss electronic flight bag routing suggestions, Class Bravo clearances, runway crossing instructions, and more of your awesome aviation comments/feedback. 


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. SGAC Patron SE shares very positive feedback about centers and the “DOVE” operation. Great job, centers!
  2. 2. Patron MIK shared a story about receiving clearance to cross a runway while taxiing on another runway.
  3. 3. Patron EM sent audio about a doozy of a route in the northeast.
  4. 4. MB shares a reroute story even after doing everything right.
  5. 5. JG shares an embarrassing Class Bravo exchange while flying IFR.
  6. Patron MK sent audio about an interaction with a busy Class Bravo controller.



  1. Patron AD flies a little off the beaten path and asks for our thoughts.


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