Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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!

Mar 1, 2021

Topic of the show: Class Bravo VFR Operations.  AG and RH break down the responses from two experienced Class Bravo controllers regarding VFR services, air work near the boundaries, and visibility on the ground in underlying non-towered airports.  This is the second episode in our Class Bravo airspace discussion. 


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. SGAC PATRON Bravo Juliet shared a first-hand story of Exercise Valiant Shield. Link below.
  2. 2. Papa Tango shared his ideas on the creative use of flares on the Bonanza.
  3. 3. Alpha Charlie heard RH on radar a couple weeks ago and shared his thoughts.



  1. SGAC Delta Charlie Whiskey has a question about terminating radar services when the controller is busy.
  2. SGAC PATRON Darth Pilot shared a story about VFR services in a busy Class Bravo!
  3. PATRON Charlie Sierra has a question about missed approaches on a visual at a non towered airport.



Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at You can support our show using Patreon or visiting our support page on the website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by  Third party audio provided by  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear:

Legal Notice  The hosts of Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk podcast are speaking on behalf of Opposing Bases, LLC.  Opposing Bases, LLC does not represent the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, or the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.  All opinions expressed in the show are for entertainment purposes only.  There is no nexus between Opposing Bases, LLC and the FAA or NATCA.  All episodes are the property of Opposing Bases, LLC and shall not be recorded or transcribed without express written consent.  For official guidance on laws and regulations, refer to your local Flight Standards District Office or Certified Flight Instructor.  Opposing Bases, LLC offers this podcast to promote aviation safety and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications.