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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 11, 2024

Episode 323 Show Notes 

Topic of the show:  On this week’s show, AG and RH share more listener feedback on how to stay at the top of your game in aviation. Pilots have so many different opportunities to stay focused and continue learning and we highlight just a few ways you can enhance safety in your everyday flying. We also discuss pilot deviations, initial callups, and more of your aviation questions. This is a packed episode and you don’t want to miss it! 

Timely Feedback:  

1. SGAC Patron JS shares their methods for staying current and sharp. 

2. Patron EM used some tips shared on this show to save a controller. 

3. Patron SRD shared their continuing eduction plan for both GA and Part 121. 

4. Patron DH reminds us to thank ATC! 


1. Patron DE shares advice on the FAA Wings Program. 

2. Patron TK asks about foreign pilot deviations.  

3. Patron SG shares a local procedure on initial callups. 

4.  Patron SY asks about “words twice” usage. 

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