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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!

Jan 8, 2024

Episode 314 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Reroutes in Troubled Airspace

SGAC Patron JAS provides the show topic this week about getting routing around weather in difficult airspace.  How can pilots prepare for deviations in busy airspace?  We also discuss denied flight following and using flight plans to keep you safe.  This episode is packed, you don’t’ want to miss it!


Timely Feedback:

1. Controller/Patron MK responded to questions about a capitol arrival being restricted.

2. Patron DC sent a follow up to the expanded Charlie airspace question

3. Patron SG sent some taxi audio


1. Patron SW asks about getting flight following that “sticks.”

2. Controller/Pilot/Patron from the North GF asks about cancelling IFR and alert services retention.

3. Patron JP asks about maxing out CPDLC

4. SGAC Patron KH likes the new intro/outro

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