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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!

Mar 4, 2024

Episode 322 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, AG and RH discuss a complicated missed approach procedure in mountainous terrain.  How can a pilot prepare to safely navigate terrain during a missed approach initiated beyond the missed approach point?  Can the pilot fly the obstacle departure procedure?  What happens if they are too low to speak to ATC?  We share our opinion on this complicated procedure and try our best to provide some tips on safely dealing with the scenario in real life. 


Timely Feedback:  

1. Patron DM sends feedback about airspace design. 

2. Patron TC responds to PAO’s crazy taxi situation. (

3. Patron VV discusses a STEM program they started. 

4. Patron DG talks about staying sharp. 

5. Patron GX talks about the frequency differences in Europe. 

6. Patron TS talks about staying sharp. 



1. Patron DDC discusses staying sharp 

2. Patron WCL asks about finding approach frequencies. 

3. Patron SG sends feedback about using aviation lingo in everyday speech. 

4. Patron MK has them on the fish finder. 

5. Patron The Badger Pilot has an audio IFR flight plan question about vectors. 

6. Patron MS has an audio I love atc story. 


Mentioned on the show: Susquehanna STEM to the Skies based at the Penn Valley Airport (KSEG) in south-central Pennsylvania.


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