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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 29, 2023

Episode 282 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss ways students and instructors can get the most out of their flight lessons in areas with heavy training activity.  How can training teams prepare for each less and maximize their time in the airplane while fitting in with rest of the customers using ATC services?  We also discuss squeeze plays, strange spacing instructions, and the mighty Skyhawk!  You don’t want to miss this episode!


Timely Feedback:

1. SGAC Patron Foxtrot Hotel shares a story of a communication issue with a trick on how to solve it quickly!

2. PATRON Whiskey Tango Foxtrot asks why RH decided to trade in the radar scope for the orange wands at Sun -n Fun.



1. PATRON Hotel Tango Bravo asks about new spacing interval instructions.

2. PATRON Delta Juliet Sierra shares a suggestion on using a gentle ATC nudge.

3. PATRON Delta Lima shares a recent squeeze play with perfect teamwork and execution.

4. Delta Whiskey Romeo shares a squeeze play story in the mighty Skyhawk.

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