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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 27, 2020

Episode 135 Show Notes


Topic of the show:  This week, we are going to read a story about a missed radio call and subsequent pilot initiated go around.  Situational awareness and prompt pilot action prevented a loss of runway separation.  AG and RH will discuss what we can all learn from this story. 


Timely Feedback:

  1. Juliet Papa is a Private Pilot! Congratualtions!
  2. PATRON Juliet Hotel sent in a Christmas Laser Thingamajig story.
  3. Alpha November has an idea for a new shirt! #bingobangobongo
  4. PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie sent a link to a simulation of a Flight Check. Check it out here!
  5. PATRON Hotel Kilo sent his thoughts on the Class Bravo incident and a link to an article about the Brotherhood in Avaition.




  1. PATRON Kilo Whiskey asked about “Flight following with handoffs”.
  2. PATRON Bravo Bravo Whiskey asks how he can better prepare his student pilots for solo operations at a towered airport.
  3. PATRON Juliet Bravo asks about flight following with handoffs.
  4. PATRON Juliet Whisky Mike is a Commercial Pilot with his instrument rating! Congratulations!
  5. PATRON Echo Lima sent a link to a shout out from the Uncontrolled Airspace Podcast (shout out at 51:48 Episode 1001) Thanks for the shout out, UCAP!
  6. Mike Hotel loves the chit chat about!

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