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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!

Jul 7, 2022

PilotEdge-SimVenture Oshkosh 2022


Topic of the show:  AG and RH sit down with Kevin from PilotEdge to discuss SimVenture Oshkosh 2022.  Do you want to practice the EAA AirVenture NOTICE before you fly to Oshkosh?  Why not master the procedures in the comfort of your own home on a flight simulator while talking to real, live Oshkosh air traffic controllers?


What is SimVenture?


Check out the 2022 PilotEdge SimVenture 2022 video:


When is SimVenture 2022?  PilotEdge will operate SimVenture Oshkosh 2022 during the following times:

  • Thursday July 14: 3pm-6pm Pacific Time (2200-0100 Zulu)
  • Friday July 15: 2pm-5pm Pacific Time (2100-0000 Zulu)
  • Saturday July 16: 8am-11am Pacific Time (1500-1800 Zulu)
  • Sunday July 17: 10am-2pm Pacific Time (1700-2100 Zulu)


What do you need to Participate in SimVenture?

  1. A working computer flight simulator (X-Plane 11 or Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020)
    Need help getting set up with a flight simulator? Click here
  2. An active PilotEdge membership (free trials work, too!)
  3. A computer headset, or a way to use an aviation headset with your computer
  4. 4. An internet connection for your flight simulator’s computer


Actual Air Traffic Controllers Provided by NATCA


You may notice the air traffic controllers for PilotEdge’s SimVenture Oshkosh event sound very much like those who actually work the real AirVenture. That is because they are the actual controllers! PilotEdge is working closely with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association for this event. By having the actual air traffic controllers volunteer for PilotEdge’s SimVenture event, pilots are certain to have a true-to-life experience as they will hear the same fast paced ATC that has become so unique to Oshkosh.


Disclaimer PilotEdge’s SimVenture event, the PilotEdge SimVenture Notice and any other material provided by PilotEdge regarding SimVenture is for flight simulator purposes only. None of the material or guidance shall be used for real world flight or navigation. Refer to EAA’s official Notice when actually flying to AirVenture.

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