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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 25, 2023

Episode 312 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Santa's Glider Goes Missed On this year’s Christmas show, we dig deep into Santa’s bag of feedback and discuss gliders, weight and balance, flight following, missed approaches and much much more.  Merry Christmas!


Holiday/Christmas audio used during this special episode: Music: Deck the Halls – Jingle Punks (No Copyright Music)


Timely Feedback:

1. Patron Juliet Golf sent a note about weight and balance.

2. SGAC Patron Bravo Sierra sent an announcement and feedback about his commercial check ride.

3. Patron Delta Delta has follow up feedback on ADSB out and TISB

4. Patron Mike Golf, a glider instructor, sent feedback about glider ops above 18000 feet, a recent trend on OB shows.

Links for the show notes:


1. Controller and pilot AW comments on Center/Tracon relationships and flying as a controller.

2. Dispatcher and Patron AMB passed his dispatcher competency and sent feedback and a question about part 121/91 routing.



1. Controller NP sent feedback from OB 305 about flight following and other things.

2. Patron Tango Echo Yankee publicly admits his addiction to OB and discusses treatment.

3. Patron TEY sent feedback about alternate missed instructions on practice instrument approaches.


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