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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!

Aug 16, 2021

Episode 190 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Hold for release phraseology is used every single day throughout the NAS at non-towered airports to expedite IFR clearances.  How should a pilot handle it when they run into a brick wall trying to get their IFR on the ground so they can load up the FMS/GPS?  We discuss our ideas and explain what it means when we use this technique. 


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Juliet Mike had an interesting exchange with ATC on his way home from AirVenture.
  2. 2. PATRON Mike November shares his thoughts about the show. Thank you!



  1. SGAC PATRON Charlie Hotel sent in Coffee Class Bravo comments.
  2. PATRON Papa Kilo thought he was hypoxic. What did he tell ATC?
  3. Echo Yankee sent an audio question about flight plan information.
  4. Echo Yankee sent an audio comment about NOTAMS and acronyms.
  5. PATRON Bravo Bravo asked about getting a flight following squawk on the ground at a non-towered airport.
  6. Sierra Golf got an IFR clearance but the information wasn’t passed to the next sector properly. What happened?

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