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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!

Dec 1, 2020

Episode 153 Show Notes


Topic of the show:  AG and RH continue the conversation about circling approaches.  We discuss circling for sea planes, large jets into TEB, and airplanes without GPS.  Mentioned in the discussion:  What does this approach look like from the flight deck when flown properly?  Check this video out: 


Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Juliet Mike encountered a busy controller in the SFRA.
  2. PATRON Tango Sierra Charlie clarifies some points about our discussion of circling approaches.
  3. PATRON November Tango and Papa Tango are helping solve our Antarctica issue. Thank you!
  4. PATRON Oscar Charlie sent in some circling feedback.
  5. PATRON Tango Mike sent in an article about establishing new towers.



  1. PATRON Bravo Foxtrot sent a video playback of a pilot that squawked 7700 on takeoff. What would we do?
  2. Charlie Whiskey flies gliders and wants to know how they impact ATC.
  3. PATRON Mike Foxtrot sent a link and wants our opinion on “ready in sequence”.
  4. Bravo Lima asks about “blocking” airspace.

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