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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!

Apr 27, 2020

Episode 122 Show Notes

Topic of the show: What is taking that controller so long?  Whiskey Charlie sent in a question on OB120 about a reroute that took a little while in the tower.  On this episode, we will hear from two of the controllers that work at the facility providing the outstanding service.  We find out why the reroute took so long, what obstacles are in the controller’s way, and how the controller tried his best using paper charts!

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Tango Foxtrot sent some more local knowledge about SoCal and intersection issues.
  2. PATRON Sierra Mike sent in autopilot comments and some resource management comments.
  3. PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie collected some audio of someone we know in an awesome ground control session.


  1. PATRON Local Mike Bravo and PATRON Foxtrot Kilo ask about GPS Interference testing.
  2. Juliet Kilo Lima sent in a response to the question of the week about instructors and is looking for some ways to handle communication issues with Non-Native English Speaking pilots.
  3. Echo Bravo asks about the rules of the road for flight following.

Question of the Week/Month When we can finally get back to normal, what’s the first thing you will do with regard to aviation.  Tell us about your daydreams and what you look forward to the most!  Send them here!

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