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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!

Jul 18, 2022

Episode 238 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH answer a listener’s question about when controllers should stay quiet or minimize instructions due to pilot workload and task saturation.  We also discuss ways a controller can combat workload increases with the help of another set of eyes.  This episode is packed with aviation gold, you don’t want to miss it!


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. JW sent a fun EFB trick where you can add pattern entry to your flight path for situational awareness.
  2. 2. Patron WO shares some safety advice for all pilots: set personal minimums.

     3.Bravo Kilo (a real life Oshkosh AirVenture controller) sent    some tips and comments about flying into the busiest airport in the world.



  1. Patron JY asks about temporary controllers during staffing challenges.
  2. JC wants to know if we can Brasher Warning a cat?

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