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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 26, 2020

Episode 126 Show Notes

Topic of the show: AG and RH break down the importance of timing when turning aircraft onto final and illustrate the differences between aircraft with widely different speeds. 

Timely Feedback:

  1. Air Traffic Controllers are an integral part of the aviation safety system!
  2. PATRON Charlie Mike left audio about aircraft equipment knowledge.
  3. Whiskey Echo Bravo left feedback about the Blue Angles comm use.
  4. PATRON Delta Mike Guy Named After a Texas Town left feedback about the foodtruck Fly-In at Race City Flight Operations last week.
  5. SGAC PATRON Papa Lima had a packed house at the Fly-In!
  6. PATRON Alpha Tango chimes in about opening audio.
  7. PATRON Charlie Hotel is going to be a controller. Congratulations!
  8. PATRON Echo Alpha talks about vectors to final.
  9. SGAC PATRON India Mike talks about tight airspace and turns to final.



  1. Juliet Golf sent an update about his Army helicopter training!
  2. PATRON Zulu Sierra talks about the nuances of GPS programming and the autopilot.
  3. Mike Victor Hotel sent an update about his grandson and military flying.

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