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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!

Dec 29, 2022

Episode 260 Show Notes


Topic of the show: RH and AG celebrate the last episode of 2022 and the completion of five full years of weekly episodes!  On this week’s show, we discuss visual approaches into busy Class D airports, the importance of alternate airport planning, approach request etiquette, approach plate...

Dec 26, 2022

A fun collection of sound bites from 2022. Enjoy!

Dec 19, 2022

Episode 259 Show Notes


Topic of the show: We endorse flight following!  But what should you do if you can’t break the controller away long enough to initiate flight following?  We will discuss busy airspace, conflicting traffic, and tools to ensure you get flight following services as early as possible.  We also...

Dec 12, 2022

Episode 258 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, we will talk about last minute ATC amended instructions, how to handle them, and why they may be happening.  We also discuss ILS Critical Areas, confusing ATC instructions, and more of your awesome aviation questions and feedback! 


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Dec 5, 2022

Episode 257 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, we discuss the filing of a flight plan to practice approaches at multiple airports in actual IMC weather.  How does a pilot let ATC know what they want to do in the filed flight plan?  What can the pilots do to maximize efficiency on a practice flight? ...