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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 15, 2019

Episode 68 Show Notes

Topic of the show: AG and RH read some feedback from Foxtrot Foxtrot from “Frozen Tundra Center” and discuss some of the differences between ARTCC and TRACON traffic, equipment, and controllers!

Patron Feedback: Charlie Mike from Alaska left some feedback about instructing in Alaska!

Timely Feedback: 

  1. "Foxtrot Foxtrot” from Frozen Tundra Center responds to Episode 67. Thank you, FF! Outstanding answers.
  2. Patron “Joe the Airbus Guy” responds to episode 67. Thank you, Joe!
  3. Captain Nick sent in audio about ARTCC (centers) vs TRACONS (terminal radar approach controls. AG and RH break down their thoughts. Thank you, Captain Nick! Captain Nick is a co-host of the Airline Pilot Guy show (a show Patron).


  1. “Tango Mike the Fire Truck Guy” sent in audio. Thank you, TM!
  2. “Delta Mike the Guy named after a Texas Town” sent in audio. Thank you, DM!
  3. Juliet Victor sent in a question about approaches near borders with other countries. Thank you, JV!
  4. Juliet Bravo from Canada flew through TRIAD airspace and we discuss! Thank you, JB!

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