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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 30, 2019

Episode 92 Show Notes

Topic of the show:  PATRON Golf Tango is a USAF student pilot and he sent in a question about a delay on one of his flights in Texas in the T-1.  We try to explain what could have been happening while his plane guzzled gas!  Thank you for your service, GT!

Timely Feedback: 

1. PATRON Kilo Lima sent in feedback about her ground instructor rating.

2. Juliet Sierra sent in a thank you!

3. PATRON Alpha Tango comments on our reading of his hilarious sarcasm.

4. PATRON Sierra Hotel inspired OB89 with his feedback and sent in follow up.

5. PATRON Charlie Mike asked about local codes.


1. PATRON Mike Echo Hotel sent in feedback about flight following in PCT area and 9/11.

2. PATRON Mike Echo Delta sent in a question about a pattern entry.

3. From Charlie Whiskey: So here are the links for the VOR test logging rule repeal Petition for Rulemaking:

1.  Here's a link to reading the Petition for Rulemaking: 

2.  Comment in support of the Petition: either hit the "comment now" button or follow this link:

3.  Suggested text for Comment: "I am writing to express my support for opening a rulemaking proceeding regarding the potential repeal of the VOR Test logging requirement.  This rule has out lived its usefulness and creates an unnecessary burden upon pilots and aircraft owners and operators."

4. PATRON Romeo Whiskey sent in some practicing tips for November Whiskey in OB 90.  “Download a few snippets of audio from Liveatc (the recordings are kept for 30 days). This is the link for Dayton but can be replaced with any ICAO code at the end: Download the podcast app Overcast (unfortunately this is iOS only) and sign up for a paid subscription (it's only $10 for the year)  Load the ATC files to Overcast (note this has to be done on the website) and you can listen on fast mode plus use smart speed which speeds up the audio when there is silence.”


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