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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!

Sep 6, 2021

Episode 193 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH go back to ATC basics and discuss a few of our local letters of agreement with surrounding facilities, how that changes your flight path, and how those reroutes relate to airspace.  We also discuss merging target procedures with a duplicate target, flight following, and more of your aviation questions. 


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Alpha Charlie shares an audio example of “hold for release”.
  2. 2. PATRON Delta Tango gives us an update on private pilot training.
  3. 3. PATRON RWK shares some clarifications on vector to final chat.
  4. 4. PATRON Mike Kilo shares his thoughts on the GPS/Vector to final discussion.



  1. SGAC Patron Juliet Sierra sent audio feedback about graphical TFRs.
  2. PATRON Golf Mike sent questions about re establishing comms.
  3. PATRON India Hotel got flip flopped so many times it made him dizzy.
  4. PATRON Alpha Alpha Charlie has a question about internation overflights.
  5. PATRON Juliet Bravo sent audio about a traffic alert (of himself).


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