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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!

Nov 20, 2023

Episode 307 Show Notes

Topic of the show: More Feedback!

1. Patron BY discusses a proposed FAR for OB Listeners

2. Patron MTW talks about glider ops near the Triad


Timely Feedback:

1. Patron SE discusses a great technique using contact approaches.

2. Patron BE gives us the history of descents on airways for approaches.

3. CG finds a CFR about descending on airways for approaches



1. Patron CM on how the 737 descends so beautifully.

2. Patron LR sent audio feedback on TRACON maps.

3. Patron SG asks about switching the localizer around.

4. Patron FC asks about controllers asking about notams.


Mentioned on the show: USA Tracon Map


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