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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 13, 2022

Episode 232 Show Notes


Topic of the show: This week we discuss runway crossing clearances, VFR holding patterns, and a casual TCAS RA exchange.  Do you love aviation? Do you have a question about air traffic control or flying?  Are you interested in aviation or working on your ratings to become a pilot?  If you answered yes to any of those questions, this is the show for you! 


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Patron JEC sent clarification audio regarding “track runway heading”.
  2. 2. Patron RM shares a fun fact about the new Top Gun Maverick movie.



  1. Patron EM has a question about crossing runways while taxiing on another runway.
  2. Patron India Hotel is proficient in VFR holding patterns and wants our opinion on how to handle it.
  3. Patron SEM is back in the flying world and has a question about an RA received recently.

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