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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!

Aug 29, 2022

Episode 243 Show Notes


Topic of the show:  We regularly endorse the use of flight following to increase safety in the NAS and on this week’s show, we review the services provided by air traffic control when you are being watched by the ATC Gods. Why should you get flight following?  Find out today!  



Aug 22, 2022

Episode 242 Show Notes


Topic of the show: A Cirrus Vision Jet pilot found a really creative, funny, and informative way to help controllers understand the SF50’s performance capabilities.  On this week’s show, we will discuss some common misconceptions about jets versus turbo prop aircraft, performance...

Aug 15, 2022

Episode 241 Show Notes


Topic of the show: After a pilot receives their PDC, how do the tower and radar controllers know where they are going?  On this week’s show, we revisit basic ATC procedures and the discuss the methods we use to track airplanes within our airspace.  We also discuss a Class Bravo airspace bust,...

Aug 8, 2022

Episode 240 Show Notes


Topic of the show:  On today’s show, we are digging deep into the inbox.  We discuss some more feedback on missed approach cockpit chaos, tricks on avoiding talking to centers altogether, and proper use of airports as part of a clearance route.  This episode is packed with aviation information...

Aug 1, 2022

Special live episode from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022

RH and AG would like to thank AOPA for hosting our 3rd live show at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 next to the AOPA Pavilion at the 39 Lounge. AOPA's mission is to ensure that the sky remains within reach of everyone who dreams of becoming a pilot.  And our mission on...