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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!

May 14, 2024

Episode 332 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On today’s show, AG and RH discuss the missed approach from both the pilot and controller side.  What can each side learn about the other to maximize efficiency and safety when a missed approach or go around is required?  We also discuss holding phraseology, safely...

May 7, 2024

Episode 331 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Weather

RH and AG discuss weather as it relates to ATC. Patron EG sent feedback about a resource she has created for increasing pilot safety! Bravo!


Timely Feedback:

1.  Patron AW tells us tales of center superiority and flight data...

Apr 30, 2024

Episode 330 Show Notes 

Topic of the show: This week AG and RH discuss IFR departures off of non towered airports near airspace boundaries.  Does it make sense to call the adjacent facility airborne instead of the facility overlying the departure airport?  What is happening on the controller side of the equation...

Apr 23, 2024

Episode 329 Show Notes 

Topic of the show: This week AG and RH discuss Single Engine Escape maneuvers and making your own missed approaches. This show topic brought to us by Patron JEC.  

Timely Feedback:  

1. SGAC Patron SE discusses frequency changes to the same controller. 

2. Patron TC talks about other...

Apr 16, 2024

Episode 328 Show Notes 

Topic of the show: This week AG and RH discuss etiquette for checking in on a new frequency, how long to wait, what things to listen for and what info ATC is looking for. Brought to you by Patron JF.  We also discuss some solar eclipse flying, ADSB mismatch rules, and more of your awesome...