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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 21, 2022

Episode 217 Show Notes


Topic of the show: What if the controller denies your request for a weather related course deviation?  How can the pilot stay safe but comply with air traffic instructions?  We will offer our tips on how to negotiate and communicate when you’re flying towards imminent danger!  We also discuss snow and ice, preparation for a shift, and super low LPV minimums.  You don’t want to miss this episode!


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Juliet Mike sent in awesome audio about wake turbulence avoidance.
  2. 2. The Terps Elf shares a site to help instructors find creative ways to teach their students:
  3. 3. PATRON Charlie Hotel shared a fun fact about temporary towers. Check out the links:



  1. PATRON Bravo Yankee was denied a deviation for weather. What should he do?
  2. The Terps Elf breaks down the minutia with LPV and ILS minimums.
  3. Juliet Sierra shares some hilarious audio. #Cougar
  4. PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie has a TRIAD snow/ice question.
  5. PATRON Fox Echo’s pooch is IFR certified and has WIKI equipped feet!
  6. PATRON Oscar Sierra wants to know how we prepare for a shift.

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