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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 22, 2024

Episode 316 Show Notes


Topic of the show:  On this week’s show, AG and RH discuss ways for a newly minted private pilot to engage with the aviation community.   We also share our thoughts on safely expanding your skills while maintaining a safety first approach to flying.  This episode is packed with aviation gold and you don’t want to miss it!


Timely Feedback:

1. SGAC JAS asks about controller training timeline.

2. SGAC AM talks about wireless headsets and controller actions during an emergency.

3. NB has a question about IFR cancellation.

4. Patron TF has a new proposed FAR.



1. Patron AD sent audio feedback.

2. SGAC JS sends feedback about Pireps

3. Patron JD sent feedback on maintaining SA

4. SGAC BS sent a terps question.

5. Patron CH sent timely feedback about OB 315 show topic


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