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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 2, 2023

Episode 300 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Episode 300!!!  On this milestone episode, AG and RH take a stroll down memory lane while answering listener questions about aviation, flying, and air traffic control.  We discuss flight plans, flight following, landing at a busy Class Bravo airport, emergencies, and much, much more.  This is a fun, entertaining, and educational episode you won’t want to miss.  Thank you to all our loyal Patrons, listeners, family, and friends for helping Opposing Bases make it this far in the podcast universe!


Timely Feedback:

1. SGAC Patron Sierra Hotel shares thoughts on the show after completing the full back catalog.

2. Patron Charlie Charlie says FIS-B does include PIREPS



1. SGAC Juliet Alpha Sierra asks about ADS-B and radar identification protocol.

2. Patron Echo Hotel asks about flight following codes at non towered airports.

3. SGAC Patron Bravo Delta has some questions about minimum fuel and emergencies.

4. SGAC Patron Alpha Mike shared a Class Bravo experience and the videos may help you when deciding if you want to land at a big, scary airport: "I Landed at O'Hare" -

"Preparing for landing at O'Hare - Seven steps I took" -

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