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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!

Sep 4, 2023

Episode 296 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, we discuss controller hiring and location selection. AG and RH share their opinion on the process and offer some perfect world suggestions on how to solve some of our staffing issues.  We also share a recent story of RH going missing, unusual visual approach clearances, and more of your aviation questions and feedback.  This was a really fun episode and you don’t want to miss it!


Timely Feedback:

1. Patron Bravo Alpha Sierra gives a master’s class on NYC SFRA entry and exit. 

2. Patron Kilo Kilo shared a story about old school AM radios and their tremendous range.

3. Juliet Sierra shares some fun facts about TRSAs and Class Delta radar control facilities.

4. Patron Bravo Kilo adds more to the Washington airspace conversation.

5. SGAC Patron Sierra Echo shares some more insight into the Moses Lake consolidation.



1. SGAC Patron Sierra Hotel asks about Angel Flights and Compassion Flight call signs.

2. Alpha Lima Zulu got the “Flight Following Award” from AG.

3. Patron Tango Sierra got an unusual visual approach clearance from a center landing at a Class Delta.

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