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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!

Jun 4, 2024

Episode 333 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Responding to Emergencies, OB Style On this week's show, AG and RH discuss a pilot's emergency when they lost all electrical power.  The pilot was prepared and took all the right steps to solve the problem safely!  Well done!  We also discuss "proceed on course", waffle house's ninja level ordering system, and more of your awesome aviation feedback and questions.  This was a really fun episode and you don't want to miss it!

Timely Feedback:

1. Patron AJ details his tailwheel training

2. Patron ES suggests changing “proceed on course” phraseology.

3. SGAC Patron AM has a couple of questions about RTR’s at non-towered airports



1. Patron NB announces his career change and ATP rating

2. Patron DG has a hypothetical about a non-existent approach clearance

3. Patron GK shares the incredibly complex Waffle House order system



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