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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!

Dec 28, 2020

Episode 157 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Echo Hotel wants our thoughts and opinions on handling a pilot that forgets to cancel his/her IFR flight plan at a non-towered airport.  Is a Brasher Warning and possible pilot deviation/violation necessary?  What do we suggest to avoid this issue and prevent the discussion...

Dec 22, 2020

Episode 156 Show Notes


Topic of the show: This week, we discuss the technique of picking up an IFR clearance in the air.  What are the pitfalls?  Why doesn’t this always work?  What can pilots do to increase efficiency and remain safe under IFR?


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Mike Romeo/controller explains...

Dec 15, 2020

Episode 155 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH dig deep into the feedback and discuss straight-in approach phraseology requirements, reroutes, ODP requirements, and much, much more.  This week is packed with information you won’t want to miss.


Timely Feedback:


  1. 1. PATRON Romeo Charlie has a good reason...

Dec 7, 2020

Episode 154 Show Notes


Topic of the show: This week, we discuss how pilots can plan ahead for the inevitable routing complexity when operating on the east coast through various Class Bravo airports.  What tools are available in electronic flight bags to help you plan ahead? How can you safely expedite departure and be...

Dec 1, 2020

Episode 153 Show Notes


Topic of the show:  AG and RH continue the conversation about circling approaches.  We discuss circling for sea planes, large jets into TEB, and airplanes without GPS.  Mentioned in the discussion: