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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 1, 2023

Episode 278 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, AG and RH share their opinion on a recent lost communication scenario in the NAS.  What type of questions should a pilot expect to get after getting the airplane back on the ground safely?  What considerations should be made during flight planning to account for the possibility of an emergency enroute?  And what would ATC do in the case of lost communications with solid IMC in the surrounding area.  Find out on this week’s show! 


Timely Feedback:

1. Patron Golf Kilo shares some insider information on VHF radios in the F-16.

2. Patron Tango Sierra shared a poem with a question about “ident”.



1. SGAC Patron Alpha Mike put her excited penguins to use and helped make a triple layered squeeze play work!  Good job!

2. Patron Alpha Whiskey asks why there was confusion at a triple parallel airport.

3. Patron Tango Sierra asks about ATC in the future.

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