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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 11, 2024

Episode 336 Show Notes


Topic of the show: Brashering Air Force 1: On this week’s show, AG and RH discuss what would happen if Air Force One didn’t follow ATC instructions.  Would we issue a brasher warning?  Why is this different than any other airplane?  We also discuss IFR filing tricks and tips, foreign airspace altimeter settings, and our advice for preparing for intersection departures.  This is a fun episode and you don’t want to miss it!


Timely Feedback:

1. Patron SB sent audio feedback

2. Patron WTF delves into the world of FRC hacks

3. Patron EW flew the Hudson skyline tour!



1. Patron DF sent audio about staying current

2. Patron SG has intersection departure questions

3. Patron WTF drops knowledge on Transition Altitudes and Levels

4. Patron KK shares a story about a recent flight with accompanying question.


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