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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!

Mar 22, 2021

Episode 169

Topic of the show:  What types of factors are taken into consideration when a tower controller is deciding the sequence?  What tools are available to keep traffic flowing safely and efficiently?  AG and RH will discuss their methods for organizing aircraft at the TRIAD. 


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Mike Kilo has a question about equipment suffixes for pop up IFR clearances.
  2. 2. PATRON Echo Hotel comments on our Class Bravo flying series.
  3. 3. PATRON Sierra Echo comments on PDC and his use of ForeFlight.
  4. 4. PATRON Alpha Bravo Mike provides a very good example of a contact approach.



  1. PATRON Hotel Golf has a complaint!
  2. Romeo Sierra takes us back to a comment we made a long time ago.
  3. PATRON TSC sent audio feedback about ODPs.
  4. Delta Charlie asked about contract towers and quality control.


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