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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 28, 2022

Episode 218 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss a pilot’s denied deviation requests, Class Bravo clearances, and VFR flight following with electrical problems.  We cover a lot in this episode so you won’t want to miss it!


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  1. PATRON Mike Kilo shares his tips on getting what you need...

Feb 21, 2022

Episode 217 Show Notes


Topic of the show: What if the controller denies your request for a weather related course deviation?  How can the pilot stay safe but comply with air traffic instructions?  We will offer our tips on how to negotiate and communicate when you’re flying towards imminent danger!  We also discuss...

Feb 14, 2022

Episode 216 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On last week’s episode, we discussed wake turbulence separation from a controller perspective.  This week we will share some practical advice on what to say to the controller when you’re asked to follow a large or heavy aircraft. 


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  1. 1. PATRON Juliet...

Feb 7, 2022

Episode 215 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss wake turbulence avoidance from a controller’s perspective.  How can you stay away from the dangerous wake of a larger aircraft but still get the safest and most efficient service from air traffic control?   You may be surprised how we feel about...