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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 28, 2023

Episode 295 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, we discuss the rarely used “through clearance” and run a thorough cost benefit analysis of using this technique.  What about search and rescue?  What other options exist to mitigate the risks of losing communication with ATC on the ground?  We also...

Aug 21, 2023

Episode 294 Show Notes


Topic of the show: When a general aviation propeller driven aircraft is assigned an arrival (STAR) into a giant Class Bravo airport, what should the pilot know ahead of time to prepare for the procedure?  Why does ATC assign them only to take an aircraft off of them later?  What is helpful for...

Aug 14, 2023

Episode 293 Show Notes


Topic of the show: RH took a solo trip in the mighty Skyhawk from TRIAD to NYC to fly the Hudson Skyline route with Newark and LaGuardia Tower controllers!  Special thanks to N90, EWR, LGA, and all the radar controllers along the way.  Are you considering a trip to NYC to fly up the Hudson? ...

Aug 7, 2023

Episode 292 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, we try to dispel some myths about Class Charlie airspace.  How can pilots position themselves to remain safely separated from airplanes operating in and out of busier Class C airports?  Why is flight following so important in these areas?  We also...