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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!

Sep 12, 2022

Episode 245 Show Notes


Topic of the show: New tower at TRIAD is only a few weeks away!  RH and AG talk about the training required to make the move to the new building and our thoughts on the new facility.  This was a really fun episode!  We also discuss VFR weather deviation tolerance and a missed approach without communication with the tower. 


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Patron EH asked us to clarify on the “WHO” blinking on our radar scope.
  2. 2. Patron AT has a question about VFR weather deviations . . . when do we start to care?
  3. 3. Patron JS figured out how to upset the simulator instructor and cause multiple system failures.



  1. Patron GB shares a story about a missed approach with the wrong frequency keyed up.
  2. Charlie Sierra from the mitten state shares some stories about yesteryear.
  3. Patron JKT shares thoughts about the show and a story about planning a mission with ATC.

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