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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!

May 28, 2024

Episode 334 Show Notes

Topic of the show: The Sky Police

Patron DG sponsors this weeks show topic about ATC policing the skies. RH and AG discuss what ATC actually does and cares about in maintaining order in the wild blue yonder.


Timely Feedback:

1. Patron AM asks about checking in with a controller working multiple frequencies

2. Patron JR responds to our feedback on his feedback from 333 and Antarctic Missions

3. Patron AR has additional insight into Fairbanks flying



1. Patron AMB has additional feedback on their instrument ride

2. Patron NC has a Terps Elf question that gets answered

3. Patron DG shares a screen shot of a timely pause on Penguin Airlines recently

4. Patron RR shares about starting again in aviation.


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