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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 27, 2020

Episode 135 Show Notes


Topic of the show:  This week, we are going to read a story about a missed radio call and subsequent pilot initiated go around.  Situational awareness and prompt pilot action prevented a loss of runway separation.  AG and RH will discuss what we can all learn from this story. 



Jul 21, 2020

Episode 134 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH give their opinion on how to handle a potential violation of airspace.  How can we conduct ourselves on the radio to avoid escalating a conflict?  What actions do the professionals take in situations where they may have made a mistake?  Thank you to PATRONs IM, CH,...

Jul 13, 2020

Episode 133 Show Notes


Topic of the show:  What happens when we file an IFR flight plan in the air but the controller has already cleared us to our destination before we call Flight Service?  Why would the pilot have to call FSS if they had a clearance already? We will cover this and more of your...

Jul 6, 2020

Episode 132 Show Notes


Topic of the show:  This week, RH and AG discuss the differences between approach types in terms of pilot and controller workload and difficulty.   What is our favorite type of approach and why?  And of course, more of your awesome questions!


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