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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!

Feb 4, 2019

Episode 58 Show Notes

Topic of the show: “The Voice”. AG and RH discuss training and the dreaded “voice” when a trainer (OJTI) over-keys the trainee and starts issuing corrected instructions. Why does this happen? Is it safe? Thank you, KM! Audio sent in by "Joe the Airbus Guy" rounds out the topic.

Timely Feedback: 

*We are still working on feedback from Captain Nick! Stay tuned. Captain Nick produces an awesome podcast called Plane Tales.

*CK sent in information and picture about the Carolina Aviation Museum. Thanks, CK!

*“Golf Tango” sent in audio feedback using our Speak Pipe application from the website.


  1. JMR sent in a question about departure SID wording/meaning. Thank you, JMR.
  2. BH sent in a question about the Academy in Oklahoma City. Thank you, BH!

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