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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!

Aug 10, 2020

Episode 137 Show Notes


Topic of the show: RH and AG are going to talk about separation errors.  What happens to us when we violate a rule?  How does our reporting culture encourage the sharing of data to enhance safety? 


Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Juliet Hotel is back from his long, unplanned cross country.
  2. PATRON Tango November is a private pilot! Congratulations!
  3. PATRON Joe the Airbus Guy sent in audio about approach planning.
  4. Golf Delta sent in information about ALTRVs.



  1. Juliet Charlie has a question about VHF and IAF clearances.
  2. Bravo Lima has a question about a strange application of visual separation.
  3. PATRON Mike Bravo has tips on tracking ADS-B from home.
  4. PATRON Foxtrot Kilo shared this article: “When you gotta deviate” written by Tarrance Kramer. Check it out.
  5. PATRON Echo Alpha asks about round robin flight plans.


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