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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!

Jul 17, 2023

Episode 289 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, we discuss a listener’s “possible pilot deviation”.  Why did they receive the Brasher warning?  Who is waiting for the phone call?   What information will be requested on the initial phone call?  We share our opinions on the issue and discuss what administrative tasks are being completed, why the controller may have issued the warning, and the possible outcomes.  RH and AG also discuss a no radio landing, routing around Class Bravo airspace, and tons of listener questions.  You don’t want to miss this episode!


Timely Feedback:

1. Patron Tango Charlie shares an aviation backup radio hack.

2. Patron Badger Pilot shares his birthday ATC audio.

3. Patron Charlie Alpha says stamps are like $12 in her country.

4. Patron Mike Romeo successfully completed his multi-engine checkride with Captain Marines!



1. Patron Alpha Foxtrot shares his no radio, nighttime landing at an unsuspecting towered airport.

2. Patron Tango Sierra asks about routing around Class Bravo airspace.

3. Patron Romeo Kilo chuckles about our long runways and intervals.

4. Patron Delta Whiskey Hotel shares some awesome aviation photography.

5. Patron Bravo Golf does the Class Bravo dance!


Question of the Week/Month from Patron Papa Tango: We’ve all heard the term “DEAL”, we know what it means and the possible consequences for having one. What we don’t know is the origin. Is it one of the many thousands of acronyms that aviation seems to spawn every two to three minutes? Is it an acronym at all? Send your answer to

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