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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 16, 2019

Episode 103 Show Notes


Topic of the show:   AG and RH discuss a VFR Lost Communication situation on the way home from Oshkosh breaking down the chain of events, the decision making process, and the safe conclusion. 


Timely Feedback:

  1. Charlie Golf says thanks to Opposing Bases!
  2. Bravo Foxtrot has a questions about requisite work experience for becoming a controller.
  3. PATRON Captain Nick has some suggestions for renaming “Compulsory” reporting points.
  4. November Alpha responds to his cloud clearance answers.
  5. PATRON Delta Mike bonded with a fellow dog owner.
  6. Kilo Sierra responds to his VFR-On-Top Clearance discussion.




  1. Golf Lima got an RA and wants to know if it’s his fault.
  2. Romeo Bravo asked about a topic that came up on APG.
  3. Alpha Whiskey asked about turning on course and pop-up IFR clearances.
  4. PATRON Mike Juliet asked about intercept procedures.

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