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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 22, 2020

Episode 143 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Fatigue is an insidious danger in aviation.  AG and RH discuss fatigue as it relates to some listener stories.  Are you monitoring your level of fitness for flight?  Are you taking a much-needed break when your brain is telling you to stop?  Plus more of the listener’s awesome feedback! 


Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Bravo Charlie Juliet flew with the Terps Elf!
  2. 2. Charlie Mike Sierra sent a story about a gas stop on a highway followed by a police escorted departure.
  3. Mike Victor Romeo shares his story about the water equivalent of landing at a military bases unannounced. Also, this great video about RH  like robots:




  1. PATRON Alpha Whiskey asked about maneuvering during a visual approach.
  2. PATRON Delta Mike sent a story about a Delta tower getting some new radar capabilities thanks to ADS-B.
  3. Alpha Hotel asks about speeding on the taxiway.
  4. Delta Papa is staring his career in ATC. #bear #TRIAD

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