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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 25, 2023

Episode 312 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Santa's Glider Goes Missed On this year’s Christmas show, we dig deep into Santa’s bag of feedback and discuss gliders, weight and balance, flight following, missed approaches and much much more.  Merry Christmas!


Holiday/Christmas audio used during this special...

Dec 18, 2023

Episode 311 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, AG and RH answer a question about filed and expected altitudes while flying an ODP.  What is the safest way to navigate a lost comms scenario while executing the ODP?  How can you plan ahead to be a safer and more prepared pilot?  We also discuss shift...

Dec 11, 2023

Episode 310 Show Notes


Bears Need Not Apply


Patron Romeo Sierra returns to the airlines after a long absence.  RH answers some questions on how he landed at Penguin Airlines, what stars aligned to make the move possible, and advice for up-and-coming aviators that want to be an airline pilot.  We also discuss...

Dec 4, 2023

Episode 309 Show Notes

Topic of the show: ODP altitude selection by Patron NS
NS asks about the best altitude to file on an ODP with the knowledge that ATC may stop you below that anyway.
Timely Feedback: 
1. Patron JB sent an advisory circular that defines short approaches.
2. Patron TS tells us that once again we put...