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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!

Feb 26, 2021

Extra Episode Show Notes


AG and RH spend an entire episode on listener questions.  We are all over the map on this special episode.  Enjoy!


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Feb 23, 2021

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Feb 22, 2021

Episode 165 Show Notes


Topic of the show: This week, we will share our thoughts on maximizing the use of air traffic control while flying in and around Class Bravo airspace.  We also discuss using airports at night without runway lights and our tips on how to be a successful air traffic trainee.  Thanks to Patrons DCW...

Feb 15, 2021

Episode 164 Show Notes


Topic of the show: What happens when the radar controller gives you an expected instruction and the tower controller issues you a different instruction?  Which instruction should the pilot follow?  AG and RH will offer their opinion on how to handle this situation as a pilot and offer some...

Feb 9, 2021

Episode 163 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Why are we still advertising ILS approaches when it’s VFR weather?  What types of elements are included in the decision to switch to visual approaches?  We discuss what factors are in play including forecasted weather, sequencing, tower visibility, and pilot’s ability to...