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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!

Apr 17, 2023

Episode 276 Show Notes (revised)


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, RH and AG describe ways pilots can utilize the tools in their airplane to set up and fly a visual approach.  Can you follow the ILS glideslope or RNAV glideslope while you fly the visual approach?  Where is the fix ATC just cleared me to and why are they using it?  Find out some more tricks of the trade to be the best pilot you can!  We also discuss the use of “over” in ATC communication, takeoff clearance checklist items, and much, much more!  You don’t want to miss this episode!


Timely Feedback:

1. PATRON Charlie Mike almost made the show schedule at SnF and uses tactical dehydration techniques now!

2. PATRON Papa Sierra shares the Australian background of CAVOK.

3. PATRON Charlie Victor shares some Navy insight into use of call signs.



1. PATRON Juliet Whiskey shares a story of being in the ATC doghouse.

2. PATRON Bravo Yankee wants to know if we use a flow or checklist before clearing an aircraft for takeoff.

3. PATRON Juliet Whiskey sent audio about the use of “over”.


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