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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 20, 2021

Episode 195 Show Notes


Topic of the show:  Low altitude alerts and collision alerts go off all the time.  How do we know when they are genuine safety alerts or nuisance alarms?  AG and RH explain the two safety alerts and how we process the information to keep the pilots safe!  This week, our show topic was inspired by SGAC Patron Mike Mike.  Thank you!


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. SGAC Patron Juliet Sierra sent audio about updated TFR information using ADS-B In.
  2. 2. PATRON Tango Sierra sent feedback about FIS-B.



  1. SGAC Patron Juliet Sierra sent audio about flight following leaving a VFR Class Delta tower.
  2. SGAC Patron Romeo Bravo has a question about IFR clearances near Bravo.
  3. Charlie Hotel wants to know about the most famous helicopter theme song of all time.
  4. Juliet Kilo wants to know why he has to slow down under Class Bravo.
  5. Patron Golf Mike has a question about ELTs.


Mentioned on the Show:


Opposing Bases TTA Fly-In on October 23, 2021.  If you plan on coming, let us know!


Airline Pilot Guy/Opposing Bases meet up in Fargo on 10/9.  (RH and AG are unable to attend this event but please send pictures with your fellow listeners)

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