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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 31, 2022

Episode 252 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, we discuss a pilot’s decision to go missed on an instrument approach to avoid a midair collision.  What did the pilot do right and what could they have done to help avoid the situation.  We also discuss Class Delta transition clearances, passive flight following, and more of your aviation questions and feedback.  This show is 100% Patron supported and this episode is composed entirely of Patron feedback.  Thank you for supporting the show!


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. SGAC Patron KNG sent some kind words about the show. Thank you!
  2. 2. Patron JRP would like to file an official complaint. #horns
  3. 3. Patron MK shares some first hand experience with pilots struggling to enter controlled traffic patterns.



  1. Patron SW asked about the best way to get flight following with an odd route and Class D clearances.
  2. Patron CC is listening and helping ATC but not really getting true flight following.
  3. Patron TG sent audio and asked about MSAW processing for aerobatic flights.

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