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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!

Apr 16, 2024

Episode 328 Show Notes 

Topic of the show: This week AG and RH discuss etiquette for checking in on a new frequency, how long to wait, what things to listen for and what info ATC is looking for. Brought to you by Patron JF.  We also discuss some solar eclipse flying, ADSB mismatch rules, and more of your awesome aviation questions and feedback! Enjoy! 

Timely Feedback:  

1. Patron DWH sent the link to his Instagram: 

2. Patron GNR sent feedback about tower tours. 

3. PS sent audio about runway number changes. 

4. Patron and controller BL sent feedback about Lake Hood and certifying controllers. 


2. Patron MIK sent eclipse flying audio feedback and wanted to thank center controllers. 

3. Patron JEC sent audio about pilots requesting their own missed approaches. 

4. Patron SG sent audio about listening but not talking to ATC 

5. Patron and controller AW sent feedback about listening to OB while flying. 


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