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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!

Sep 8, 2020

Episode 141 Show Notes


Topic of the show: This week we will get the details of a middle of the night incident in TRIAD airspace and discuss the troubleshooting procedures of a solo Pilatus pilot.  We also discuss the differences throughout the NAS regarding the issuance of VFR codes at Class D airports.


Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Mike Kilo sent in fantastic audio feedback about Class D VFR flight following codes.
  2. PATRON Bravo Sierra discusses Class D codes under a busy Bravo on the East Coast.
  3. PATRON Juliet Sierra discusses Class D codes under a busy Bravo on the West Coast.
  4. PATRON Delta Charlie discusses his experience with VFR codes at his busy Class D airport.



  1. PATRON Charlie Hotel asks about the pilot death penalty and offers insights into the best trainers.
  2. PATRON Charlie Hotel loves the P3 Orion!
  3. PATRON Charlie Mike sent in a picture of the APG crew showing off their OB Swag!
  4. PATRON Romeo Whiskey Kilo wants to know what we mean when we say “splat T”.

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