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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!

Feb 13, 2023

Episode 267 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Today’s show is jam packed with valuable information every pilot can take with them on their next flight.  We discuss a very complicated departure procedure and how to execute it safely considering how we would fly an ODP, managing flight plans and flight following, and lesson learned from a last second go around in IMC.  You don’t want to miss this episode!


Timely Feedback:

1. Patron ABM sent a cool picture of the Coffee Bravo area showing three airports in one shot!  Thank you!



1. Patron JW sent a question about composite flight plans.  Check out how to file them here:

2. Patron JOD shared a story of a last second go around in IMC after holding for an hour!


Mentioned on the show: TRIAD makes the list of best small airports:


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