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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 24, 2023

Episode 290 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, we discuss the importance of altitude selection and routing when you are flying near busy Class Bravo airspace.  Why does clearance delivery issue routing that doesn’t work for your entire route?  What can you do to ensure a smooth, reroute free, flight in the NAS?  What happens in the background during a reroute?  We discuss all of this and break down a recent IFR flight with 4 different reroutes.  We also discuss preferential routing, traffic management units (TMU), and ground metering.  This is an action packed episode.  You don’t want to miss it!  Congratulations to all of the checkride passes recently!  Keep up the great work!



Timely Feedback:

1. Patron Lima Delta shares how their airline handles intersection departure data.

2. Patron Mike Romeo is getting ready for retirement with a new rating!

3. Patron Juliet Bravo shares a checkride story. 



1. SGAC Patron Alpha Mike asks about TMU and Ground Metering.  What do they do?

2. Patron Mike Hotel had a reroute mystery and we think we solved it.

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