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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 28, 2022

Episode 221 Show Notes


Topic of the show:  AG and RH often refer to the landlines.  What do we use them for and why are they such an important part of our job?  We also discuss military round robin flights, airport approach path obstructions, and the Boeing 737.  This week is jam packed with valuable aviation information and a special guest co-host: Captain Dana!  Captain Dana flies the Boeing 737 and shares his thoughts about the aircraft and adds some great insight from the professional pilot side of things.  Thank you for joining us today!


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Mike Kilo shared an article relevant to our conversation lately: .
  2. 2. PATRON Sierra India sent audio about vectoring the overflight.
  3. 3. PATRON Delta Kilo sent more fun facts about a local flight school.
  4. 4. PATRON Tango Charlie sent audio about manual, crank down gear.



  1. Tango Foxtrot asks about the order of items for an effective flight following request.
  2. Alpha Charlie sends feedback about obstructions and N/A at night.
  3. Delta Sierra asks about military round robin flights with multiple approaches.
  4. Bravo Charlie Mike wants to know if we open flight plans with flight following requests.


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