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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!

Aug 31, 2020

Episode 140 Show Notes


Topic of the show: What’s going on in the radar room when a pilot declares and emergency and can’t make it back to an airport?  AG and RH will offer their opinions on what you don’t’ hear on frequency.  Links to the story: link to kathryn's report 

Aug 24, 2020

Episode 139 Show Notes


Topic of the show: This week on Opposing Bases, we discuss a listener’s story when he busted Bravo accidentally.  Why did it happen? What did they do to solve the issue with ATC?  What can we learn from his story?  This and more feedback and questions from the listeners. 



Aug 17, 2020

Episode 138 Show Notes


Topic of the show: This week we will discuss our opinions on navigating complex airspace with several different controlling agencies and airspace boundaries.  Who should you call when you are approaching a Class Delta?  How far above the Delta should you fly?  What does the controller see...

Aug 10, 2020

Episode 137 Show Notes


Topic of the show: RH and AG are going to talk about separation errors.  What happens to us when we violate a rule?  How does our reporting culture encourage the sharing of data to enhance safety? 


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Aug 3, 2020

Episode 136 Show Notes


Topic of the show: We get a couple of different perspectives on the Class Bravo violator.  What else could the controller do to make sure the pilot was not medically incapacitated?  Did the pilot need special assistance?  We will share our opinion and get to more of your...