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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!

May 4, 2020

Episode 123 Show Notes

Topic of the show: AG and RH break down the details of an arrival with “descend via” instructions with the help of PATRON Joe the Airbus Guy.  We also find out what our listeners want to do in aviation when we get back to the new normal.

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Echo Golf sent in audio feedback about the show.
  2. PATRON Whiskey Charlie sent a confession.
  3. PATRON Sierra Hotel sent a link about a local company helping the fight against the pandemic.


  1. PATRON Echo Hotel is going to get his checkride done! Good luck!
  2. PATRON Delta Whiskey Tango is going to resume flight training and get his medical taken care of ASAP!
  3. PATRON Charlie Mike is going to witness the beauty of flying in Alaska.
  4. PATRON Tango Juliet Mike is going to get back to Angel Flights.
  5. PATRON Mike Delta is looking forward to the Fly in at BQ1.
  6. PATRON Echo Alpha is going to get back to instructing.

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