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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!

Nov 24, 2020

Episode 152 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss the differences between circling maneuvers at a towered airport and a non-towered airport, circling maneuvers for seaplanes, and circling maneuvers designed to keep a safe distance from surrounding airports.  Articles mentioned:

Nov 17, 2020

Episode 151 Show Notes


Topic of the show: What are you required to do in the event of an equipment malfunction?  Can you prepare for this event with the use of electronic flight bags?  RH and AG give their tips on avoiding confusion when your equipment quits and you need ATC to help out.


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Nov 11, 2020

Episode 150 Show Notes


Topic of the show: This week we discuss a technique for getting faster flight following and help from ATC when navigating in the NAS.  We also get to more of your great questions about phraseology, strange requests from pilots, tracks vs. headings, and a short list of things we wish center...

Nov 2, 2020

Episode 149 Show Notes


Topic of the show: This week we spend some time answering your aviation and air traffic questions about airspace, point outs, emergencies, large consolidated tracons, departure procedures, callsign abbreviations, and radar displays.  This episode has a little of everything!