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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 28, 2022

Episode 218 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss a pilot’s denied deviation requests, Class Bravo clearances, and VFR flight following with electrical problems.  We cover a lot in this episode so you won’t want to miss it!


Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Mike Kilo shares his tips on getting what you need from ATC and shared this great article about Brasher Warnings:
  2. 2. Charlie Golf shares the regulation on night landings.
  3. 3. Tango Charlie Mike shares some night landing currency information.
  4. 4. Delta November has been very busy getting all his ratings.
  5. 5. SGAC Patron Darth Pilot shares the AIM requirement for a pilot to report vacating an altitude.



  1. Patron CWS is a CFI! Congratulations!
  2. Patron Golf Kilo wants to set the record straight on pronunciations.
  3. Patron Bravo Sierra wants to know if the Bravo clearance is gone when he goes to a Delta.
  4. Patron Papa Sierra asks about traffic calls and maintaining visual separation.
  5. Patron Mike Bravo shares a flight following story with electrical system issues.
  6. November Charlie asks if we use RECAT at TRIAD with our mix of traffic.



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