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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!

Feb 7, 2022

Episode 215 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss wake turbulence avoidance from a controller’s perspective.  How can you stay away from the dangerous wake of a larger aircraft but still get the safest and most efficient service from air traffic control?   You may be surprised how we feel about wake turbulence so don’t miss this episode!


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. The Terps Elf shares some data about approaches in the NAS!
  2. 2. PATRON Juliet Hotel would like to leave a 1 star review for a facility.
  3. 3. PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie shares his thoughts on the bonus audio from last week.
  4. 4. PATRON WTF shares the “the Goodish LOI” (Page 1Page 2).




  1. PATRON Echo Charlie asks about controller check rides.
  2. PATRON Juliet Golf shares a story from the TRIAD from 100 years ago.
  3. PATRON Bravo Sierra shares some insight into a recent Angel Flight into a Presidential TFR.
  4. PATRON Delta Golf shared some history on the term “deadhead”.


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