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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!

Jun 6, 2022

Episode 231 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s installment of Opposing Bases, AG and RH discuss what triggers a mandatory report, why we file them, and what happens with the data that's collected.  We also discuss being taken out to sea too far, flight following items to include in your callup to ATC, and much more.  You don’t want to miss this episode!


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. SGAC Patron SE sent a pro tip about TEC routes used out West. Thank you!
  2. 2. Patron PWK shared his experience with TEC routes.
  3. 3. OC thinks there is room to improve EFB recommended routes.



  1. GB has learned a thing about wake turbulence landing behind big heavies!
  2. Patron AV wants to know our thoughts on a recent go around at a busy airport which led to an RA.
  3. Patron JR doesn’t want to hope for the best while flying in a single engine aircraft over water. Help!
  4. Patron OS wants to know which technique is best when calling ATC.

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