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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!

Mar 14, 2022

Episode 220 Show Notes


Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss what it means when we block airspace near an adjacent sector or facility.  How do we keep up with all our control instructions and what memory aids are available to keep things straight?  We answer a ton of aviation questions this week so you don’t want to miss this episode!


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Papa Victor shares another fun car feature from the 80’s.
  2. 2. PATRON Sierra Charlie reminds us how awesome a Yugo was to drive!
  3. 3. PATRON Kilo Alpha shares some insight into the center shout line questions from last week.
  4. 4. PATRON Golf Mike shares some important details about TAAs and complex aircraft.
  5. 5. PATRON Mike Alpha Charlie shares a nice note about the show. Thank you!



  1. Alpha November asks “Why is Duke always trying to catch up with TRIAD?”
  2. PATRON Sierra Charlie asks about the timing of IFR and search and rescue.
  3. PATRON Golf Kilo reminds us how pilots on different frequencies can be confusing.
  4. Sierra Lima shares awesome audio about overflights above Class Bravo airspace.


Mentioned this week on the show: Wings of Carolina Flying Club

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