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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 28, 2020

Episode 157 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Echo Hotel wants our thoughts and opinions on handling a pilot that forgets to cancel his/her IFR flight plan at a non-towered airport.  Is a Brasher Warning and possible pilot deviation/violation necessary?  What do we suggest to avoid this issue and prevent the discussion from even happening?  A special thanks to PATRON Max Trescott, host of Aviation News Talk podcast for producing such an amazing show.  If you’d like to hear the episode in question, check it out here! Thank you, PATRON Echo Charlie for the show title idea!


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON RWK offers his input on departing IFR/VFR from a Class D when it’s busy or they are delayed.
  2. 2. PATRON Mike Kilo offers some context to the “cleared straight-in” phraseology.
  3. 3. PATRON Sierra Bravo answer the Question of the Week about ODPs. Please refer to FAR 14 CFR 91.123 Compliance with ATC clearances and instructions. We will follow up on items in this feedback in a future show.  Stay tuned.
  4. 4. November Hotel offers an alternate plan to get around the busy NE corridor. Use caution, results may vary. #WestVirginiaReroute


  1. PATRON Charlie Mike sent an audio question about SPECI weather.
  2. PATRON Golf Tango sends kind words from really far away!
  3. PATRON Lobster Charlie Hotel asks about punishment clearances to places that sound terrible.
  4. Delta November wants us to decipher some phraseology. What is “app req”?
  5. Kilo Sierra wants to share kind words with Vietnam approach. Thank you!



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