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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 30, 2021

Episode 192 Show Notes


Topic of the show:  RH and AG heard from the listeners about techniques they use to resolve the RNAV vector to final issue with ATC.  We also discuss local flight following, emergency airspace, and clearances to unknown fixes. 


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Mike Kilo sent audio about unmonitored navaids.
  2. 2. Dr. Kilo Bravo shares a medical opinion on the hypoxia case we spoke about.
  3. 3. PATRON Joe the Airbus Guy sent some awesome audio.



  1. Long lost PATRON Captain Nick shares some audio about emergency airspace.
  2. PATRON Charlie Hotel shared audio about his painful push to talk button.
  3. PATRON Whiskey Oscar shared some audio about a local flight.
  4. PATRON Juliet Bravo has a question about a local pop up IFR.
  5. PATRON November Hotel asks about local flight following to and from same airport.
  6. PATRON Juliet Golf sheds light on a confusing clearance.


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