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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 27, 2023

Episode 308 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Tricky Go-Arounds by Patron Oscar Golf: A completely made up, fictitious event having no connection to any real events that ever happened before. . . .AG and RH discuss a squeeze play that went terribly wrong resulting in a double go around and at least one pilot responding to a TCAS Resolution Advisory.  Find out what the pilot could have done to prepare for a possible go around and increase their situational awareness in a tricky environment.  We also discuss VFR on top, experimental remarks, and more of your aviation questions.  This was a fun episode and you don’t want to miss it!


Timely Feedback:

1. Patron HTV asks about using VFR on top as a way to depart and make it easier on controllers.

2. Patron DF discusses techniques for getting clearances from non towered airports in tricky airspace.

3. MLR flies gliders in Canada and was excited to hear that someone else flies gliders, just maybe not to 18000 feet!

4. Patron HS exposes a SignaTurd secret on FAA pilots licenses.


1. Patron PBF sacrificed an animal, sent a Tina Turner song, and had an emergency into Triad.

2. Patron DS has a question about experimental in remarks and other items.

3. Moved to OB309 show topic.  Stay Tuned.

4. Patron WL sent a link to a video about short approaches and power off 180s.


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