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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!

Oct 7, 2019

Episode 93 Show Notes

Topic of the show: Listener Hotel Mike Bravo sent in a couple of great questions about readbacks and filing to IAF on IFR flights.  AG and RH will break down their thoughts to help keep you informed, safe, and having fun while flying!

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Timely Feedback: 

1. PATRON Mike Bravo Sierra asked about WADOF (Wrong Altitude For Direction of Flight)

2. Juliet Bravo sent in timely feedback about Flight Aware VFR flight tracking.

3. PATRON Bravo Foxtrot sent in a mishmash of feedback.  #sectionalCharts

4. PATRON Echo Hotel sent in audio about the Star Destroyer and its possibility!

5. PATRON Mike Delta sent in follow up about his pattern entry with the “bothered” controller.

6. PATRON Whiskey Charlie asked about radar coverage when talking to the tower controller.


1. Tango Hotel sent in audio about a scenario involving a small aircraft and an Airbus?  What happened?

Question of the Week/Month

Share your most recent story about ATC.  Did something unusual happen that made you wonder what was going on in the background?  Share it and we may discuss it on the show!


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