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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!

Jul 21, 2020

Episode 134 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH give their opinion on how to handle a potential violation of airspace.  How can we conduct ourselves on the radio to avoid escalating a conflict?  What actions do the professionals take in situations where they may have made a mistake?  Thank you to PATRONs IM, CH, and MD for your awesome answers!


Timely Feedback:

  1. Juliet Oscar wants us to clarify what “low” airspace means.
  2. PATRON Mike Delta wants to know what we think about checking in on a newly assigned frequency with the same controller.
  3. PATRON Alpha Mike Bravo learned the funny way that remarks need to be brief in your flight plan.



  1. PATRON Oscar Charlie asks about flight following in busy airspace.
  2. PATRON Charlie Alpha Whiskey has thoughts about phone numbers and canceling IFR flight plans.
  3. Romeo Kilo asks about traffic counts.

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