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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 26, 2024

Episode 325 Show Notes 


Topic of the show: On this week's show, AG and RH discuss practice approaches, controller separation responsibility during the approaches, and how instructors can maximize efficiency while being a good user of the NAS.  We also answer listener questions about late tower handoffs, ADS-B callsign matching, controller training, and much more!  You don't want to miss this episode!

We revisit some techniques and tips on VFR practice approaches. 

Timely Feedback 

1. Patron RW provides an alternative to Angel Flight for lower time pilots.  

2. Patron DF sent audio feedback about approaches to airports not intended for landing. 

3. Patron KS agrees with the DIY timeline and also sent a link to a video that aired back in the 90s on PBS. 


1. Patron DC has a question about ATC training. 

2. Patron GR has an ATC Anomaly question. 

3. Patron AMM has feedback on stick shift driving. 

4. Patron DC shares how the show has helped him through his career. 

5. Patron MC has a question about being asked to squawk 1200. 

6. Patron GG has a question about not being switched to the tower in a timely manner.  

7. Patron ABM has a question about compassion flights and ADS-B out. 

Mentioned on the show: The Airline Pilot Guy Show-

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