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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!

Oct 24, 2023

Episode 303 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On today’s show, AG and RH share some very exciting news!  We also discuss controller contrived missed approach instructions, med-evac call signs, and more of your aviation questions and feedback. 


Timely Feedback:

1. Patron HTB shares the results of their ATSAP report. 

2. Patron JM shares an idea on how the arrival deviation should have sounded.

3. Patron WTF files to a nearby VOR and continues VFR.



1. Patron AW wants to buy a secret transponder decoder ring.

2. Patron BM would like to get our opinion on the use of Med-Evac call signs.

3. Patron PM wants to say thanks but not sound like they’re looking for a good time.


Mentioned on the show: Noble Flight Simulation, CSIP EW

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