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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!

Feb 19, 2024

Episode 320 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, AG and RH discuss the danger in scud running as it relates to other traffic.  How can the IFR airplane safely navigate in airspace with other traffic that isn’t in contact with ATC or CTAF?  We also discuss a great way to introduce kids to ATC, traffic advisories, and more of you aviation questions and feedback.  This episode is packed and you don’t want to miss any of it!  Enjoy!


Timely Feedback:

1. Many Patrons sent feedback on closing tower airspace and why it reverts to E or G. Answered!

2. Patron NSC set up a flight sim at the career day at school!



1. Patron TH asks about 75/76 type ratings

2. Patron MCB sent audio feedback about “suggested heading”

3. Patron TW also sent feedback about suggested heading

4. Patron JMW on “looking for traffic” and other such phraseology

5. Patron DB asks about handoffs between approach and tower


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