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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 14, 2020

Episode 142 Show Notes


Topic of the show: What happens when the emergency is over?  Is the pilot detained, questioned, and forced to fill out endless paperwork?  We hear from several pilots about their post-emergency paperwork and we think our listeners will like what they learn.  Also, what does law enforcement dispatch do with a laser report?


Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Echo Golf (and fellow ATCer in the U.S.) shares his comments about a local Class Delta and VFR codes.
  2. PATRON Alpha Bravo Mike gives props to Romeo Hotel for his amazing pronunciation of hard words.
  3. PATRON Delta Mike shares his thoughts on NorCal Class Delta and VFR codes.



  1. PATRON Tango Mike the Fire Truck Guy shares audio about laser events.
  2. PATRON Bravo Charlie Juliet asks about “option radar” phraseology.
  3. Lima Foxtrot asks our advice on what to do when reception is terrible.
  4. PATRON Bravo Whiskey asks about TFRs over empty stadiums.

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