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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!

Jun 24, 2019

Episode 78 Show Notes

Topic of the show: What is the best way to accomplish practice approaches?  AG and RH discuss what works in the TRIAD airspace and list 5 tips/tricks on how to accomplish the training mission in your home airspace.

Timely Feedback: 

1.  MSM sent in his favorite twin: The PA23 Apache.  Thanks, MSM from Australia!

2. NW has a question about practice approaches.  Show topic maker!

3. PATRON Mike Delta sent in audio about Canadian callsigns and drone activity.  Be safe and play by the rules.  Check out this site to learn more.  Thank you!


1. BL asks about scratch pad usage on data blocks.

2. JS has a backlog of questions from binge listening.

3. Patron Delta Mike Guy Named After a Texas Town sent in audio about types and levels of facilities.  

4.  Patron Delta Mike asked about VFR vs IFR into a busy Class C and canceling IFR inside Class Bravo airspace.

5. CT asks about a “Clearance Limit” labeled on an arrival into EDHL (Luebeck, Germany) airport.

6. DA has a question about LOAs/SOPs and how we handle intra-facility coordination.  

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