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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 24, 2020

Episode 139 Show Notes


Topic of the show: This week on Opposing Bases, we discuss a listener’s story when he busted Bravo accidentally.  Why did it happen? What did they do to solve the issue with ATC?  What can we learn from his story?  This and more feedback and questions from the listeners. 


Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Mike Kilo shares his thoughts on the show and the names of his cats.
  2. PATRON Charlie Alpha is sad AG didn’t sing the ATC Sak jingle.
  3. PATRON Tango Whiskey’s brush with fame in the TRIAD airspace.




  1. PATRON Charlie Alpha asks about conflicting departures and missed approaches.
  2. PATRON Foxtrot Kilo shared some information about fatigue and degrading performance.
  3. PATRON Mike Kilo shares his thoughts on TAA RNAV clearances.
  4. Tango Sierra shares an update on his airport and final B747 flights. Check it out:
  5. Tango Mike asks about RNAV vs GNSS equipped planes.
  6. PATRON Local Mike Bravo shares a story about flight following.
  7. Charlie Bravo asks about transponder codes.


Question of the Week/Month Do you have a story you’d like to share regarding fatigue?  It could be with work, driving, flying, anything.  Did your decision making skills suffer from a lack of sleep?  Would you repeat the incident knowing what you know now?  Tell us by clicking this link.

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