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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 24, 2023

Episode 277 Show Notes


Topic of the show: RH and AG discuss the assignment of VFR flight following codes in busy Class Bravo airspace and how the services can be streamlined going in and out of an underlying Class Delta airport.  Why do some controllers issue codes and some do not?  Why is it so hard to get flight following when leaving certain Class Delta airports?  We answer these questions and many more on another fun and entertaining episode.  Thank you to all our new supporters!


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