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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 8, 2024

Episode 327 Show Notes 

Topic of the show: This week AG and RH discuss visiting your local facility, the things to look for, the questions to ask, who to call, and the overall benefits of why you should bring donuts. Or pizza.  We also discuss timed out flight plans, TERPS and charting delays, true north, and many more of your aviation questions.  

Timely Feedback:  

1. RW The Terps Elf sends feedback about the runway numbering discussion in 326 

2. SGAC CM from the frozen north has a question on how clearances get amended. 

3. Patron DC sent a link to an initiative to convert all of Aviation to true north: 

4. Patron MS sent audio feedback about practice approach phraseology. 


1. Patron JM sent audio feedback about flight plans disappearing. 

2. Patron SW sent some great stats on airport density in the US. 

3. BS from Midlife Pilot Podcast sent feedback about multiple day flight plans.  

4. Patron DWH sent a note on a facility tour, donuts, and taking amazing photos from the tower.

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