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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 29, 2019

Episode 70 Show Notes

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Topic of the show: AG and RH will begin discussion about the complex Potomac Approach airspace, including a basic overview of the Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) around Washington, D.C. and the associated Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ). Thank you to our friends at Potomac Approach (PCT) for your help answering listener questions!

*Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk and our guests are providing this information for entertainment purposes only*. This podcast, the website, and the views expressed by the show hosts and guests are not a replacement for applicable laws, rules, and regulations; specifically 14 CFR Part 91, 14 CFR Part 93, 14 CFR Part 61 and all training associated with the Washington, D.C. Special Flight Rules Area. Consult with a professional Certified Flight Instructor or a representative from your local Flight Standards District Office or FAA Safety Team for official guidance on the procedures discussed on this show. This podcast episode does not substitute for the required training outlined in 14 CFR Part 91.161 (Special awareness training required for pilots flying under visual flight rules within a 60-nautical mile radius of the Washington, DC VOR/DME).Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at

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