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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 28, 2020

Episode 144 Show Notes


Topic of the show: This week, we hear from an airline pilot, a general aviation pilot, and a dispatcher that works nights.  Each of them has valuable feedback regarding fatigue.  Thank you for sending us your stories!


Timely Feedback:

Guglielmo Marconi

  1. PATRON Hotel Mike Bravo passed his checkride! Congratulations!
  2. PATRON Mike Kilo sent in feedback about visual approaches. Link to AC 90-66B. 91.126 and 91.127.
  3. Delta Hotel sent in details about a gear incident at a local airport.




  1. PATRON Echo Golf asked the Terps Elf a very good question about wording on an approach plate. Thank you for your help, Mr. Terps Elf!
  2. Juliet Oscar asked about continuous authorization in closed traffic.
  3. PATRON Echo Hotel has taxiway confusion and name recognition.
  4. Mike Sierra has a question about Class Bravo and Class C instructions that aim them right at it.
  5. Whiskey Whiskey sent in a correction to RH’s blunder.
  6. PATRON Tango November has some rapid fire questions and is seeking help or support after running out of episodes.

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