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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!

Jul 18, 2024

Episode 341 Show Notes

Topic of the show: On this week’s show, we continue our conversation about mental health and offer some practical advice on how to move forward in a peer-to-peer environment while changes are made to the medical qualification process.  We heard from many of you and cannot thank you enough for...


Jul 8, 2024

Episode 340 Show Notes

Topic of the show: Mental Health in Aviation by SGAC CB On this week’s show, AG and RH discuss the giant Penguin in the room: mental health.  We have strong feelings about this topic and want to normalize the conversation to help remove the stigma associated with mental health issues in...


Jul 2, 2024

Episode 339 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: On this week’s show, AG and RH discuss another legal interpretation about lost communications.  We offer our simple to follow advice on how to avoid this situation altogether and protect yourself in the event of an emergency deviation from the regulations.  We...


Jun 25, 2024

Episode 338 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: The End of Flight Following by Controller Charles Delta On this week’s show, AG and RH discuss the differences between flight following and the perceived safety of ADS-B only flying.  We discuss the advantages of flight following and how they outweigh any perceived...


Jun 17, 2024

Episode 337 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: On this week’s episode, AG and RH try to figure out why a tower controller was issuing confusing VOR radial intercepts after takeoff.  What can the pilot do to prepare for this type of clearance?  And how do you practice the buttonology necessary to perform the task...