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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 15, 2020

Episode 155 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH dig deep into the feedback and discuss straight-in approach phraseology requirements, reroutes, ODP requirements, and much, much more.  This week is packed with information you won’t want to miss.


Timely Feedback:


  1. 1. PATRON Romeo Charlie has a good reason to use “in sequence” phraseology.
  2. 2. PATRON Golf Mike and the six degrees of separation with Antarctica.
  3. 3. PATRON Juliet Hotel went from NJ to NC via West Virginia.
  4. 4. PATRON Juliet Hotel said HAF is getting a new ODP for Runway 30!


  1. 5. Delta Whiskey has a “square your base” story.
  2. PATRON/Controller Echo Golf shares his thoughts on “ready in sequence”.
  3. PATRON Romeo Whiskey Kilo suggests the Flightstream 210 or 510 for IFR clearance input in the GPS.




  1. PATRON November Mike points out a controller mistake with straight-in phraseology. Warning: we all mess this up!
  2. Romeo Romeo/Controller wants to clear the air on “continue” phraseology.
  3. PATRON Charlie Mike sent audio about IFR altitude changes.
  4. PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie sent audio about runway control.
  5. PATRON Bravo Sierra had a strange traffic display.


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