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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 31, 2021

Episode 179 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Special guest co-host Max Trescott joins us today! Pilot in command (PIC) skills development begins with primary training and never ends.  What tips do AG, RH, and Max share to help pilots become better decision makers and safer aviators?  We also discuss runway changes, noise abatement responsibilities, and some ATC phraseology. 


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Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Patron Echo Golf shares solo military examples.
  2. 2. Patron Juliet Tango questions RH’s terrible short-term memory!
  3. 3. Tango Victor shares an audio confession.
  4. 4. Patron Joe the Airbus Guy shares audio about radar contact over the ocean.



  1. Romeo Charlie shares audio about noise abatement.
  2. Patron November Sierra has a question about runway changes.
  3. Patron Romeo Mike asks about pronunciation of “contact” versus what sounds like “conact”.
  4. Patron Papa Victor shares some flip flop flub audio.
  5. Juliet Bravo shares an example of another airport with top secret departure runways.
  6. Echo Yankee highlights the differences between GA and Commercial go arounds in low IFR or icing.

Max’s Books – Order online or call 800-247-6553 to order. Check out his website here. Aviation Newstalk podcast.

Max Trescott’s G3000 and G5000 Glass Cockpit Handbook
Max Trescott’s G1000 & Perspective Glass Cockpit Handbook
Max Trescott’s GPS and WAAS Instrument Flying Handbook

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