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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!

Jun 28, 2021

Episode 183 Show Notes


Topic of the show: We are all over the map today.  We discuss through clearances, SIDs, terrain clearance, radio confidence, and non-towered airport pet peeves!  This was a fun show that you won’t want to miss.  Congratulations to everyone that got new ratings, this was a huge week for...

Jun 21, 2021

Episode 182 Show Notes


Topic of the show: What happens when our squeeze play doesn’t work out as we had imagined?  Are we guilty of the occasional snarky response on frequency?  Find out on this week’s episode. 


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  1. 1. Juliet Foxtrot Sierra shares thoughts on top of descent planning.
  2. 2. PATRON...

Jun 14, 2021

Episode 181 Show Notes


Topic of the show:  Required readbacks of instructions can be very confusing for new pilots.  On today’s show, we break down some common exchanges between air traffic control and pilots and discuss what we need to hear and how you can be efficient in your readbacks. 


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Jun 7, 2021

Episode 180 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Can ATC help expedite IFR traffic from non-towered airports?  What tools are available to controllers to help inbounds avoid the dreaded hold or outbounds avoid lengthy departure delays?  Find out on this week’s episode!


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON November Mike sends his...