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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!

Sep 2, 2019

Episode 88 Show Notes

Topic of the show: PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie from Atlanta sent in a question about separation services.  AG and RH explain what we do and how tower controllers keep airplanes apart.  Thank you to another great air trafficker for his/her help answering some questions about Chicago Tower ground operations, standard taxi instructions, and training!

Timely Feedback: 

1. PATRON Alpha Tango sent in questions with his Chicago messages.  Thank you!

2. PATRON Joe the Airbus Guy sent in a great question about late night staffing.

3. PATRON Joe the Airbus Guy gives his take on the ORD 5 Departure.

4. PATRON Charlie Mike asked about new airports with a seemingly new ATC language.


1. Romeo Bravo sent in a story about a well performing KC-135!

2. PATRON Alpha Tango asked about precipitation levels.

3. PATRON Joe the Airbus Guy sent in a story about a near divert to a busy airport.

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