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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!

Dec 11, 2023

Episode 310 Show Notes


Bears Need Not Apply


Patron Romeo Sierra returns to the airlines after a long absence.  RH answers some questions on how he landed at Penguin Airlines, what stars aligned to make the move possible, and advice for up-and-coming aviators that want to be an airline pilot.  We also discuss airport wildlife stories, Alaska flight service, and more of your awesome aviation feedback.  This was a really fun episode, you don’t want to miss it!


Timely Feedback:


1. Patron Romeo Delta shares the exact wording that NorCal Tracon uses to have aircraft join final on visual approaches.

2. Patron DD has a question about airline weight and balance.

3. Patron DZ talks about ADSB beaconator buttons and radar identification.




1. Patron MRM sent audio feedback about groundhogs on the airport

2. Patron JP sent feedback about flying the Hudson River VFR cooridor

3. SGAC Patron SE sent a link about how transponder codes are allocated.

4. Bravo Alpha sent feedback about the wild west block party thats happening in the 49th state. Also, Jim’s Cabin.

5. Patron Sierra Golf sent audio feedback about how long it takes a filed flight plan to reach the printer.

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