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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!

Dec 12, 2022

Episode 258 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, we will talk about last minute ATC amended instructions, how to handle them, and why they may be happening.  We also discuss ILS Critical Areas, confusing ATC instructions, and more of your awesome aviation questions and feedback! 


Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Patron DR from Ireland shared some more friendly words about our American English.
  2. 2. Patron CKA shared a multiple airport flight story where our advice worked!



  1. Patron AF got a very misleading instruction from ATC.
  2. Patron MS asks about ILS Critical Areas.
  3. Patron CC sent audio about the GPS outages recently.


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