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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!

May 14, 2024

Episode 332 Show Notes


Topic of the show: On today’s show, AG and RH discuss the missed approach from both the pilot and controller side.  What can each side learn about the other to maximize efficiency and safety when a missed approach or go around is required?  We also discuss holding phraseology, safely executing missed approaches, and more of your aviation questions and feedback.  This episode is packed with aviation gold and you don’t to miss it!


Timely Feedback:


1.  Patron AM shares more details about the speed record between SFO and LAS.  Great job!

2.  Patron MK shared a diversion story.

3.  Patron CO shared a link to a new feature on ForeFlight:

4.  Patron CO shares his advice for parents and the life skills your children must possess!




1. PayPal supporter EF shared some insight into missed approaches.

2. Patron JH asks about flight following etiquette in busy airspace.

3. Patron RML asks about holding instructions and pilot/controller confusion.

4. Patron AD shared a cool aviation book:

5. Audio from CC about jumpseats.


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