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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!

Nov 4, 2019

Episode 97 Show Notes


Topic of the show:  RH and AG get to 12 more listener questions and comments.  This is an all feedback episode.  We’d like to say thank you to everyone for their patience and a special thank you to all our show PATRONS!  We are having a blast with this show and the questions keep getting better each week!


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Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Echo Hotel sent in audio about flight following.
  2. PATRON DG sent audio about the GA go around.
  3. PATRON AT sent in follow up to practice approaches with emergency happening.
  4. PATRON RWK follows up about straight-in approaches.
  5. Tango Sierra sent in feedback about pop-up IFR. Great video showing how fast and easy it is to File ifr in the air.
  6. PATRON DZ sent in Class Delta coordination feedback.
  7. PATRON MT sent in audio about a Bay Area IFR hack! Thank you, MT! If you haven’t heard his awesome podcast, check it out!



  1. ABM asks “What’s with the vectors?”
  2. PATRON JR asked how high/far we can see with our radar and sent in some useful notes about the Citation Latitude.
  3. Charlie Whiskey sent in audio and a checkride story.
  4. PATRON AS sent in some information about the mistake of trying to pick up IFR airborne sometimes.
  5. PATRON RB sent in more feedback about the IFR departure that was delayed. You can hear the audio here:

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