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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 29, 2021

Episode Notes


Topic of the show: What drives us crazy from the pilot side and the controller side?  AG and RH discuss their pet peeves, flame throwing airplanes, noise abatement headings, and much more. 


Timely Feedback:

  1. SGAC PATRON BS shares his thoughts about tower sequencing plans.
  2. SGAC PATRON DE enjoyed the contact approach episode.
  3. PATRON CW showed a Stinson SR-5A from the 1930s with a flare launching control panel.
  4. PATRON Joe the Airbus Guy has solved the equipment suffix issue.
  5. Papa Tango enjoyed OB169 and “ATC 101”
  6. PATRON CA is showcasing our Opposing Bases merchandise on her world tour.



  1. PATRON DM asks about noise abatement versus assigned headings.
  2. PATRON MG shares audio about the last show and his ability to understand some aviation lingo after hearing our banter.
  3. PATRON PM wonders if we have ever heard of this type of departure procedure.
  4. PATRON JM got a terrible clearance and wants to know if he is missing anything.
  5. JC asks about equipment suffix changes and routing changes as a result.


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