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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!

Apr 1, 2024

Episode 326 Show Notes 


Topic of the show: On this week’s show, AG and RH discuss ways a pilot can file and receive the right T route when flying near or around giant metroplex Class Bravo airspace. Why does it only work half the time? What constraints are the controllers under when issuing routing. And what can the pilot do after they’ve initially been denied their filed routing. We also discuss reporting unidentified objects, approaches with magnetic disparity, and more of your awesome aviation questions and feedback. This is a really fun episode and you don’t want to miss it! 

Timely Feedback:  

1. Patron SCS sends a couple of timely notes on recent episodes. 

2. Patron JG has a manual transmission driving story. 

3. Patron JH has a story about last minute runway change techniques in the cockpit 

4. Patron DZ promotes the qualities of finding a local EAA chapter. 


1. Patron KA has a UFO question.  

2. Patron JS has changed careers and has an international question 

3. Patron SP has a brief but funny question for RH’s sim time. 

4. Patron JC has an NA Story 


Mentioned on the show: Find an EAA chapter: 


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