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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 20, 2019

Episode 73 Show Notes

Topic of the show: Patron Charlie Hotel sent in some feedback about an upcoming stage check! We are going to talk about our experiences on check rides.

Timely Feedback: 

  1. Hotel Golf responds to OB71. Thank you, HG!
  2. Patron JR sent a link to an episode of Podcasting On A Plane. Thank you, JR!


  1. ABM asked if filing IFR bogs down controllers? Thank you, ABM!
  2. HG from University of Dubuque sent in feedback about OB71.
  3. Feedback from aviation student about OB19.
  4. Feedback from aviation student about OB10.
  5. Feedback from aviation student about OB49.
  6. Patron Golf Zulu Romeo sent in a great piece from AvWeb. Thank you!
  7. Delta Tango asks what happens when a plane is too big for an airport? Check out this link to the Boeing 747-8 Airport Compatability.
  8. Hotel Mike Bravo sent in some great audio! Thank you, HMB!

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