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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!

Jun 15, 2020

Episode 129 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss ATC traffic calls. When do we issue them?  What are the pilot responsibilities for reporting traffic in sight?  What can controllers do knowing pilots have other aircraft in sight.  We answer all these questions and much more. 


Timely Feedback:

  1. Delta Alpha from Big Apple asks about staffing and training.
  2. PATRON Alpha Whiskey asks about a strange approach clearance.
  3. Delta Bravo Charlie calls for an end to PTAC drool!
  4. Bravo Whiskey offers a spelling lesson on Whiskey vs. Whisky
  5. PATRON Hotel Bravo offers clarity on the statement about ADS-B.




  1. PATRON Juliet Hotel cannot believe it isn’t easier to contact pilots after landing and forgetting to close IFR flight plans.
  2. PATRON Bravo Whiskey tells a story of how he helped a controller in a jam.

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