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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!

Oct 3, 2022

Episode 248 Show Notes (updated audio file)


Topic of the show: You’ve heard us mention automation and handoffs and flight plan updates but, in this episode, we try to explain it in a way that makes sense to everyone.  Why is flight plan routing so critical for interfacility handoffs and what can the pilot do in order to increase efficiency during deviations.  We also discuss ADS-B data feeds, updated aircraft technology, and more of your awesome aviation questions and feedback.  This episode is 100% PATRON FEEDBACK!  Thank you for supporting our show!


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Patron SI asks about radar associates and has some drone experience.
  2. 2. Patron CM sent a very cool audio update about Alaskan Opposing Bases!
  3. 3. We try to sum up the feedback we got about speed restrictions below Class Bravo airspace.
  4. 4. Patron SE shares some interesting information about Canadian ADS-B data feeds.



  1. Patron DZ exercised some PIC decision making skills to stay safe!
  2. Patron MM asked if we distinguish between medical emergencies and equipment malfunction emergencies.
  3. Patron WTF shares thoughts about updated flight deck equipment and training as it relates to accidents.


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