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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!

May 17, 2021

Episode 177 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Graduate level tips and tricks that will help pilots and instructors get the most out of ATC services.  We discuss land and hold short chaos, pop up IFR clearances, VFR altitude changes, and practice approaches to closed runways.  This episode is jam packed and you don’t want to miss it!


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Patron Charlie Alpha has an idea for a new Opposing Bases T Shirt.
  2. 2. New Patron Juliet Golf shares his thoughts on the IFR reroute comments in OB176.
  3. 3. Patron Bravo Whiskey shares more insight into E-AB planes and IMC.



  1. Mike Echo from Australia shares a scary (but hilarious) LAHSO story.
  2. Patron Alpha Bravo Mike want to know our thoughts on pop up IFR clearances.
  3. Patron Juliet Victor shares a tip for RH and his bucket list.
  4. Patron and fellow controller SI shares some regulations about canceling IFR.
  5. Juliet Foxtrot want to know if he has to get permission to change VFR altitudes.
  6. Patron Delta Papa Papa has a question about practice approaches to a runway construction area.

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