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Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk

RH and AG are two experienced air traffic controllers and pilots that host a weekly show answering listener questions, breaking down complex aviation topics, and relating their experiences to everyday occurrences in the national airspace system. The hosts and guests do not represent the FAA or NATCA and express their own views and opinions.

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OB004: "Cleared to Land" and Solving The Mystery of "Opposing Bases"

AG and RH answer Captain Nick's question about landing clearances in the US vs. Europe, discuss the show title, and share their tips for pilots in the NAS. Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can now support our show using Patreon or visiting our support page on the website. Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases. Legal Notice The hosts of Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk podcast are speaking on behalf of Opposing Bases, LLC.  Opposing Bases, LLC does not represent the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, or the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.  All opinions expressed in the show are for entertainment purposes only.  There is no nexus between Opposing Bases, LLC and the FAA or NATCA.  All episodes are the property of Opposing Bases, LLC and shall not be recorded or transcribed without express written consent.  For official guidance on laws and regulations, refer to your local Flight Standards District Office or Certified Flight Instructor.  Opposing Bases, LLC offers this podcast to promote aviation safety and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications. Support the show

51mins

23 Jan 2018

Rank #1

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OB017: Southwest Airlines Flight 1380

Two controller's thoughts on SWA1380. Riordan’s family has set up a memorial trust in her name to support “causes that Jennifer held dearest.” https://www.caringcent.com/sparklejennifer/ Audio: https://youtu.be/FkVTdvcghHc SWA CEO, Gary Kelly response: https://youtu.be/fz2rC1deJd0 News and facts provided by Aviation Herald. Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can now support our show using Patreon or visiting our support page on the website. Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com. Legal Notice The hosts of Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk podcast are speaking on behalf of Opposing Bases, LLC.  Opposing Bases, LLC does not represent the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, or the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.  All opinions expressed in the show are for entertainment purposes only.  There is no nexus between Opposing Bases, LLC and the FAA or NATCA.  All episodes are the property of Opposing Bases, LLC and shall not be recorded or transcribed without express written consent.  For official guidance on laws and regulations, refer to your local Flight Standards District Office or Certified Flight Instructor.  Opposing Bases, LLC offers this podcast to promote aviation safety and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications. Support the show

1hr 7mins

23 Apr 2018

Rank #2

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OB96: Pop Up IFR and Straight-In Approaches

Episode 96 Show Notes Topic of the show:  AG and RH catch up on a mountain of your questions and feedback! Timely Feedback:  1. PATRON Bravo Charlie Juliet sent in feedback about short hops. 2. Kilo Mike the MedEvac helicopter driver sent in details about is operation. 3. PATRON Alpha Tango sent in some audio about emergency operation priority. 4. PATRON Delta Romeo Golf thinks we resemble the Sesame Street characters? Feedback 1.  Echo Bravo asked about 9/11 and the changes afterwards for ATC. 2. Juliet Alpha Mike the CFII sent in some Duke questions. 3. Charlie Sierra asked about straight in ILS approach clearances. 4. PATRON India Mike asked about weather information available to pilots. 5. PATRON November Golf sent in feedback about remote towers.  Link. 6. Alpha Lima Zulu asked about a strange string of events on a VFR flight plan. 7. PATRON Romeo November asked about radar coverage and in air IFR filing. Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com or find us on Twitter @Opposing_Bases.  Send Feedback or Questions directly to our inbox using Feedback@opposingbases.com Legal Notice: The hosts of Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk podcast are speaking on behalf of Opposing Bases, LLC.  Opposing Bases, LLC does not represent the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, or the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.  All opinions expressed in the show are for entertainment purposes only.  There is no nexus between Opposing Bases, LLC and the FAA or NATCA.  All episodes are the property of Opposing Bases, LLC and shall not be recorded or transcribed without express written consent.  For official guidance on laws and regulations, refer to your local Flight Standards District Office or Certified Flight Instructor.  Opposing Bases, LLC offers this podcast to promote aviation safety and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications. Support the show

1hr 22mins

28 Oct 2019

Rank #3

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OB64: Atlanta TRACON (A80), Part 1

Episode 64 Show Notes Topic of the show: JEC sent in audio several weeks ago regarding Precision Runway Monitor (PRM) approaches at Atlanta Tracon. On today’s show, we play part 1 of our interview with “OU” from Atlanta Tracon (A80). We discuss the radar room at A80, standard procedures, personnel, arrival rates, and set up for instrument approaches. A special thank you to “OU” for an awesome interview. The professional air traffic controllers at A80 work traffic in and out of one of the busiest airports in the world and they make it look easy! Mentions: Pinewood Derby Car Timely Feedback:  CK sent in feedback about altitude assignments and glideslope intercept. Thank you, CK! RK sent in feedback about obstacle clearance and approach procedures. Thank you, RK! HM sent in a FAR/AIM PCG definition of “Final Approach Fix”. Thank you, HM! CS pointed out a mistake we made in Episode 62. We clarify. Thank you, CS! Mode C Veil SP sent in a response about the “white board” of transponder codes. FAA Order 7110.66.  Feedback Delta Papa sent in audio feedback about practice approaches using our SpeakPipe button. Thank you, DP!  Yes, get ATC services whenever possible! Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can now support our show using Patreon or visiting our support page on the website. Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com. Legal Notice The hosts of Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk podcast are speaking on behalf of Opposing Bases, LLC.  Opposing Bases, LLC does not represent the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, or the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.  All opinions expressed in the show are for entertainment purposes only.  There is no nexus between Opposing Bases, LLC and the FAA or NATCA.  All episodes are the property of Opposing Bases, LLC and shall not be recorded or transcribed without express written consent.  For official guidance on laws and regulations, refer to your local Flight Standards District Office or Certified Flight Instructor.  Opposing Bases, LLC offers this podcast to promote aviation safety and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications. Support the show

1hr 10mins

18 Mar 2019

Rank #4

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OB78: Practice Approaches: Tips and Tricks

Episode 78 Show Notes Topic of the show: What is the best way to accomplish practice approaches?  AG and RH discuss what works in the TRIAD airspace and list 5 tips/tricks on how to accomplish the training mission in your home airspace. Timely Feedback:  1.  MSM sent in his favorite twin: The PA23 Apache.  Thanks, MSM from Australia! 2. NW has a question about practice approaches.  Show topic maker! 3. PATRON Mike Delta sent in audio about Canadian callsigns and drone activity.  Be safe and play by the rules.  Check out this site to learn more.  Thank you! Feedback 1. BL asks about scratch pad usage on data blocks. 2. JS has a backlog of questions from binge listening. 3. Patron Delta Mike Guy Named After a Texas Town sent in audio about types and levels of facilities.   4.  Patron Delta Mike asked about VFR vs IFR into a busy Class C and canceling IFR inside Class Bravo airspace. 5. CT asks about a “Clearance Limit” labeled on an arrival into EDHL (Luebeck, Germany) airport. 6. DA has a question about LOAs/SOPs and how we handle intra-facility coordination.   Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can now support our show using Patreon or visiting our support page on the website. Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com. Legal Notice The hosts of Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk podcast are speaking on behalf of Opposing Bases, LLC.  Opposing Bases, LLC does not represent the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, or the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.  All opinions expressed in the show are for entertainment purposes only.  There is no nexus between Opposing Bases, LLC and the FAA or NATCA.  All episodes are the property of Opposing Bases, LLC and shall not be recorded or transcribed without express written consent.  For official guidance on laws and regulations, refer to your local Flight Standards District Office or Certified Flight Instructor.  Opposing Bases, LLC offers this podcast to promote aviation safety and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications. Support the show

1hr 12mins

24 Jun 2019

Rank #5

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OB031: Non-Towered Airports

AG and RH discuss departures from non-towered airports and listener feedback. Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can now support our show using Patreon or visiting our support page on the website. Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com. Legal Notice The hosts of Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk podcast are speaking on behalf of Opposing Bases, LLC.  Opposing Bases, LLC does not represent the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, or the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.  All opinions expressed in the show are for entertainment purposes only.  There is no nexus between Opposing Bases, LLC and the FAA or NATCA.  All episodes are the property of Opposing Bases, LLC and shall not be recorded or transcribed without express written consent.  For official guidance on laws and regulations, refer to your local Flight Standards District Office or Certified Flight Instructor.  Opposing Bases, LLC offers this podcast to promote aviation safety and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications. Support the show

1hr 10mins

30 Jul 2018

Rank #6

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OB041: Reroute Assignment

Where in the world do Letters of Agreement come from and how can pilots plan ahead?  AG and RH discuss LOAs, their intent, and the ways we use them to cut down on coordination with surrounding air traffic facilities.  We also play feedback from Captain Nick about his reroute during Hurricane Florence. Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can now support our show using Patreon or visiting our support page on the website. Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com. Legal Notice The hosts of Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk podcast are speaking on behalf of Opposing Bases, LLC.  Opposing Bases, LLC does not represent the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, or the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.  All opinions expressed in the show are for entertainment purposes only.  There is no nexus between Opposing Bases, LLC and the FAA or NATCA.  All episodes are the property of Opposing Bases, LLC and shall not be recorded or transcribed without express written consent.  For official guidance on laws and regulations, refer to your local Flight Standards District Office or Certified Flight Instructor.  Opposing Bases, LLC offers this podcast to promote aviation safety and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications. Support the show

1hr 2mins

8 Oct 2018

Rank #7

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OB75: Class Delta Communication and Coordination

Episode 75 Show Notes Did you miss our first T shirt buy opportunity?  Check out your new choices and buy your Opposing Bases merchandise today!  Window closes on June 10.  Two design choices, each with two colors available.   Click here to buy your shirt today! Topic of the show: PATRON Juliet Romeo asked a great question about coordination between ATC facilities regarding sequence to Class Delta airports. We also revisit a discussion we had on OB55 about VFR pilots contacting the underlying Class Delta controller if they are already talking to ATC. Article from Bold Method we discussed on OB55. Timely Feedback:  AT sent in some overdue feedback! Thank you, AT! India India sent in a feedback for AG! Feedback  MJL sent in an Article and NTSB report. Not all off field recoveries end well.  Please be safe!  PATRON JEC sent in audio about training. Thank you, JEC!  PATRON CM sent in audio about memory aids. Thank you, CM! “Dakota Lima Lima” sent in a question about requesting flight following at a Delta airport. Thank you, LL! Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can now support our show using Patreon or visiting our support page on the website. Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com. Legal Notice The hosts of Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk podcast are speaking on behalf of Opposing Bases, LLC.  Opposing Bases, LLC does not represent the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, or the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.  All opinions expressed in the show are for entertainment purposes only.  There is no nexus between Opposing Bases, LLC and the FAA or NATCA.  All episodes are the property of Opposing Bases, LLC and shall not be recorded or transcribed without express written consent.  For official guidance on laws and regulations, refer to your local Flight Standards District Office or Certified Flight Instructor.  Opposing Bases, LLC offers this podcast to promote aviation safety and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications. Support the show

1hr 9mins

3 Jun 2019

Rank #8

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OB043: Transmission Timing and Standby Etiquette

What does it mean when a controller says "Standby"?  Why is it taking him/her so long to respond to the pilot?  AG and RH break down the meaning of the word and offer some tips on proper etiquette when ATC instructs a pilot to standby. Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can now support our show using Patreon or visiting our support page on the website. Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com. Legal Notice The hosts of Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk podcast are speaking on behalf of Opposing Bases, LLC.  Opposing Bases, LLC does not represent the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, or the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.  All opinions expressed in the show are for entertainment purposes only.  There is no nexus between Opposing Bases, LLC and the FAA or NATCA.  All episodes are the property of Opposing Bases, LLC and shall not be recorded or transcribed without express written consent.  For official guidance on laws and regulations, refer to your local Flight Standards District Office or Certified Flight Instructor.  Opposing Bases, LLC offers this podcast to promote aviation safety and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications. Support the show

1hr

22 Oct 2018

Rank #9

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OB68: ARTCCs vs TRACONs

Episode 68 Show Notes Topic of the show: AG and RH read some feedback from Foxtrot Foxtrot from “Frozen Tundra Center” and discuss some of the differences between ARTCC and TRACON traffic, equipment, and controllers! Patron Feedback: Charlie Mike from Alaska left some feedback about instructing in Alaska! Timely Feedback:  "Foxtrot Foxtrot” from Frozen Tundra Center responds to Episode 67. Thank you, FF! Outstanding answers. Patron “Joe the Airbus Guy” responds to episode 67. Thank you, Joe! Captain Nick sent in audio about ARTCC (centers) vs TRACONS (terminal radar approach controls. AG and RH break down their thoughts. Thank you, Captain Nick! Captain Nick is a co-host of the Airline Pilot Guy show (a show Patron). Feedback “Tango Mike the Fire Truck Guy” sent in audio. Thank you, TM! “Delta Mike the Guy named after a Texas Town” sent in audio. Thank you, DM! Juliet Victor sent in a question about approaches near borders with other countries. Thank you, JV! Juliet Bravo from Canada flew through TRIAD airspace and we discuss! Thank you, JB! Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can now support our show using Patreon or visiting our support page on the website. Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com. Legal Notice The hosts of Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk podcast are speaking on behalf of Opposing Bases, LLC.  Opposing Bases, LLC does not represent the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, or the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.  All opinions expressed in the show are for entertainment purposes only.  There is no nexus between Opposing Bases, LLC and the FAA or NATCA.  All episodes are the property of Opposing Bases, LLC and shall not be recorded or transcribed without express written consent.  For official guidance on laws and regulations, refer to your local Flight Standards District Office or Certified Flight Instructor.  Opposing Bases, LLC offers this podcast to promote aviation safety and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications. Support the show

1hr 5mins

15 Apr 2019

Rank #10

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OB061: Family Flight Night

Episode 61 Show Notes Topic of the show:  Delta Whiskey sent in some questions regarding a recent show on the Aviation News Talk podcast, hosted by Max Trescott.  Special thank you to Max Trescott for allowing us to use some of his audio for our show. Check out his podcast: Aviation News Talk. It’s a must listen for anyone that loves aviation! Feedback RH2 sent in questions for the show. Thank you, RH2! What flight was she talking about? Delta Hotel sent in comments about the hosts and their values. Thanks, DH! Captain Nick sent in an audio question about drones. Don’t miss his 3 part series on “Speedbird 38” on his show: Plane Tales. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. Well done, sir!  If you haven't heard this amazing production, check it out now! Mentions Recently ranked in Cutting Dynamics top aviation blogs: "Tales From The Terminal" blog!  Great work @Jen_Niffer! Flying and Life podcast! Check it out! ForeFlight electronic flight bag; an amazing product! Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can now support our show using Patreon or visiting our support page on the website. Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com. Legal Notice The hosts of Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk podcast are speaking on behalf of Opposing Bases, LLC.  Opposing Bases, LLC does not represent the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, or the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.  All opinions expressed in the show are for entertainment purposes only.  There is no nexus between Opposing Bases, LLC and the FAA or NATCA.  All episodes are the property of Opposing Bases, LLC and shall not be recorded or transcribed without express written consent.  For official guidance on laws and regulations, refer to your local Flight Standards District Office or Certified Flight Instructor.  Opposing Bases, LLC offers this podcast to promote aviation safety and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications. Support the show

1hr 13mins

25 Feb 2019

Rank #11

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OB056: Miracle on the Hudson

Episode 56 Show Notes Topic of the show:  Aviation Heroes! Miracle on the Hudson 10th Anniversary Celebration. Visit Sully’s website to find his books or click here to purchase. Want a copy of the movie?.   Learn more about Sully here. Read the story of one of the passengers: Vallie Collins. Visit the Carolina Aviation Museum to see the A320 from the “Miracle on the Hudson”. Music from this segment: Be Inspired by Keys of Moon https://soundcloud.com/keysofmoon Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ RH and Sully RH and Skiles Errors/Timely feedback Captain Al left some audio about the shutdown. Thank you, Captain Al. You can listen to Al on Plane Safety Podcast. Hotel Golf sent in feedback from the aviation department at the University of Dubuque. We are required listening! Thank you, HG!  Feedback: Charlie Kilo sent in feedback about shortcuts! Thank you, CK! Juliet Sierra sent in a great set of questions about “bothering” us for practice approaches. Thank you, JS! Delta Lima asks about radio etiquette. Thanks, DL! MVR asked a question about staffing at the TRIAD. Thank you, MVR! Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can now support our show using Patreon or visiting our support page on the website. Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com. Legal Notice The hosts of Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk podcast are speaking on behalf of Opposing Bases, LLC.  Opposing Bases, LLC does not represent the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, or the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.  All opinions expressed in the show are for entertainment purposes only.  There is no nexus between Opposing Bases, LLC and the FAA or NATCA.  All episodes are the property of Opposing Bases, LLC and shall not be recorded or transcribed without express written consent.  For official guidance on laws and regulations, refer to your local Flight Standards District Office or Certified Flight Instructor.  Opposing Bases, LLC offers this podcast to promote aviation safety and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications. Support the show

1hr 6mins

21 Jan 2019

Rank #12

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OB69: Category III Approaches and Autoland

Episode 69 Show Notes Topic of the show: Autoland in advanced aircraft! Lima Bravo sent in some great questions about “Auto Land” and our friend Captain Nick was happy to help us out! Thank you LB for sending in those great questions! Thank you, Captain Nick for your awesome audio feedback! Triad Cat III, click here for a picture of the minimums. If anyone would like to hear Captain Nick’s weekly segment on the Airline Pilot Guy show, you can subscribe to Airline Pilot Guy podcast and/or Captain Nick’s “Plane Tales” available on your pod catcher apps, iTunes, etc. His weekly stories are about 20 minutes and the production quality and content is outstanding! Timely Feedback:  Tango Hotel sent in a great audio question about runway separation. Thank you, TH!Link to the video discussed. November Whiskey, aka “Controller with Atrocious Settings” wrote in a response to our question about “turning the boat around”. Thank you, NW! Juliet Bravo passed through TRIAD and summarizes his experience. Thank you, Canadian JB! Feedback Bravo Hotel asked what happens now? See the article here. Thank you, BH! Patron KMH sent in some feedback. POAP and OB33. Thank you, KMH! Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can now support our show using Patreon or visiting our support page on the website. Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com. Legal Notice The hosts of Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk podcast are speaking on behalf of Opposing Bases, LLC.  Opposing Bases, LLC does not represent the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, or the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.  All opinions expressed in the show are for entertainment purposes only.  There is no nexus between Opposing Bases, LLC and the FAA or NATCA.  All episodes are the property of Opposing Bases, LLC and shall not be recorded or transcribed without express written consent.  For official guidance on laws and regulations, refer to your local Flight Standards District Office or Certified Flight Instructor.  Opposing Bases, LLC offers this podcast to promote aviation safety and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications. Support the show

1hr 8mins

22 Apr 2019

Rank #13

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OB042: Victory Vector, Come On Over to My Sector

What information do controllers use to vector and clear aircraft for instrument approaches?  Position, Turn, Altitude, Clearance . . . how do they know the script to read for all 18 airports in TRIAD airspace?  AG and RH discuss the logistics of ILS approaches, visual approaches, and non-precision RNAV approaches.  Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can now support our show using Patreon or visiting our support page on the website. Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com. Legal Notice The hosts of Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk podcast are speaking on behalf of Opposing Bases, LLC.  Opposing Bases, LLC does not represent the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, or the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.  All opinions expressed in the show are for entertainment purposes only.  There is no nexus between Opposing Bases, LLC and the FAA or NATCA.  All episodes are the property of Opposing Bases, LLC and shall not be recorded or transcribed without express written consent.  For official guidance on laws and regulations, refer to your local Flight Standards District Office or Certified Flight Instructor.  Opposing Bases, LLC offers this podcast to promote aviation safety and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications. Support the show

1hr 1min

15 Oct 2018

Rank #14

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OB039: Map Overload

What do we depict on our radar scopes? What can we see? What maps do we use to get aircraft from point A to B? What is helpful and what is a distraction? AG and RH discuss our displays and how we use them to run traffic at TRIAD. Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can now support our show using Patreon or visiting our support page on the website. Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com. Legal Notice The hosts of Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk podcast are speaking on behalf of Opposing Bases, LLC.  Opposing Bases, LLC does not represent the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, or the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.  All opinions expressed in the show are for entertainment purposes only.  There is no nexus between Opposing Bases, LLC and the FAA or NATCA.  All episodes are the property of Opposing Bases, LLC and shall not be recorded or transcribed without express written consent.  For official guidance on laws and regulations, refer to your local Flight Standards District Office or Certified Flight Instructor.  Opposing Bases, LLC offers this podcast to promote aviation safety and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications. Support the show

1hr 2mins

24 Sep 2018

Rank #15

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OB033: The Great East West ATC Throwdown

We follow up on some questions regarding ODPs from last week and briefly discuss the recent accident near Seattle. RH interviews "Bravo Golf", host of Podcasting On a Plane (podcastingonaplane.com). RH and AG will play the first half of the interview on this episode. BG will play the second half on his show. Check out BG's Vlog. We discuss how our operations are vastly different, our backgrounds, and answer some listener feedback. Thank you, Joe the Airbus Guy for sending this article about the safety measures and changes resulting from the Havoc 58 crash in 1996. Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can now support our show using Patreon or visiting our support page on the website. Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com. Legal Notice The hosts of Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk podcast are speaking on behalf of Opposing Bases, LLC.  Opposing Bases, LLC does not represent the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, or the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.  All opinions expressed in the show are for entertainment purposes only.  There is no nexus between Opposing Bases, LLC and the FAA or NATCA.  All episodes are the property of Opposing Bases, LLC and shall not be recorded or transcribed without express written consent.  For official guidance on laws and regulations, refer to your local Flight Standards District Office or Certified Flight Instructor.  Opposing Bases, LLC offers this podcast to promote aviation safety and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications. Support the show

1hr 10mins

13 Aug 2018

Rank #16

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OB77: Everyone Is Cleared to Land

Episode 77 Show Notes Topic of the show: Controller responsibilities for clearing IFR aircraft in an out of non-towered airports. Episode topic inspired by Patron Delta Echo Whiskey’s questions. Thank you, DEW! Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can now support our show using Patreon or visiting our support page on the website. Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com. Legal Notice The hosts of Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk podcast are speaking on behalf of Opposing Bases, LLC.  Opposing Bases, LLC does not represent the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, or the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.  All opinions expressed in the show are for entertainment purposes only.  There is no nexus between Opposing Bases, LLC and the FAA or NATCA.  All episodes are the property of Opposing Bases, LLC and shall not be recorded or transcribed without express written consent.  For official guidance on laws and regulations, refer to your local Flight Standards District Office or Certified Flight Instructor.  Opposing Bases, LLC offers this podcast to promote aviation safety and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications. Support the show

1hr 12mins

17 Jun 2019

Rank #17

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OB102: Aviation Geek-Speak

Episode 102 Show Notes Topic of the show:  RH and AG tackle more listener questions and feedback about ATC, Class Charlie, cloud clearances, and VFR on Top clearances.  Timely Feedback: PATRON Charlie Papa sent in some Canadian knowledge! Thank you! Hotel Hotel got kicked to the couch for listening to the robots! PATRON CW sent in a picture of his panel and some show ideas. PATRON HM sent in SoCal Class Charlie feedbacks. JAM the CFII asked about EMPs and its effects on airplanes. Bravo Lima shares his tour experience. PATRON BD shared a story about a recent fly by through TRIAD. Tango Charlie followed up about his Class D story from OB101. Feedback November Alpha asked about measuring cloud clearances. PATRON Echo Lima asked about ADS-B input and what to read back. Sierra Hotel shares some Class Charlie communication feedback. Kilo Sierra loves a VFR-On-Top clearance! PATRON ZY asks about King Air patterns. Tango Hotel sent in audio for us to dissect! #menagerie Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can now support our show using Patreon or visiting our support page on the website. Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com. Legal Notice The hosts of Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk podcast are speaking on behalf of Opposing Bases, LLC.  Opposing Bases, LLC does not represent the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, or the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.  All opinions expressed in the show are for entertainment purposes only.  There is no nexus between Opposing Bases, LLC and the FAA or NATCA.  All episodes are the property of Opposing Bases, LLC and shall not be recorded or transcribed without express written consent.  For official guidance on laws and regulations, refer to your local Flight Standards District Office or Certified Flight Instructor.  Opposing Bases, LLC offers this podcast to promote aviation safety and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications.

1hr 25mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #18

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OB098: IFR Potpourri

OB98 Topic of the show: PATRON Bravo Delta inspired this week’s discussion about the differences between “resume own navigation”, “proceed direct”, and “proceed on course”.  Where does the controller expect you to go after a course deviation for traffic or weather? Last week to get a new, amazing, blue Opposing Bases T Shirt!  #TeamAG.  Click here to purchase now! Timely Feedback: PATRONs JB and CP sent in fantastic audio!  Thank you! PATRON Alpha Charlie corrects RH. It’s ASS TERR ISK! PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie sent in audio about runway changes. PATRON Golf Tango sent in audio about the Star Destroyer. Feedback Tango Sierra sent in feedback about an older episode. PATRON DZ’s speed round. Lima Delta sent a quick shout out. PATRON Alpha Sierra asked about Class C clearances. PATRON Alpha Sierra send in audio about recurrent training. PATRON RK asked about staffing and training. AH asked about landing at your own risk. Question of the Week/Month Send us your favorite episode, favorite topic, favorite quote, favorite whatever and we will go down memory lane with our listeners on OB100!  #100episodes Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can now support our show using Patreon or visiting our support page on the website. Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com. Legal Notice The hosts of Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk podcast are speaking on behalf of Opposing Bases, LLC.  Opposing Bases, LLC does not represent the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, or the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.  All opinions expressed in the show are for entertainment purposes only.  There is no nexus between Opposing Bases, LLC and the FAA or NATCA.  All episodes are the property of Opposing Bases, LLC and shall not be recorded or transcribed without express written consent.  For official guidance on laws and regulations, refer to your local Flight Standards District Office or Certified Flight Instructor.  Opposing Bases, LLC offers this podcast to promote aviation safety and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications.

1hr 24mins

11 Nov 2019

Rank #19

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OB100: A Cornucopia Of Cacophonies

Episode 100 Show Notes Topic of the show: AG and RH would like to extend a giant thank you to our listeners, our supporters, and our families for helping us reach this major milestone.  We’ve had a blast making 100 episodes and look forward to many, many more!  Thank you for listening and enjoy the show! Special OB100 shout outs.  Some of you sent in a quick note about the show and the latest milestone.  Thank you for such kind words! Feedback PATRON Whiskey Charlie asks about ATC misconceptions. PATRON Mike Bravo asked for tips on planning for complex airspace. PATRON Charlie Kilo asked about conflict recognition and deconfliction. PATRON Tango Fox left a link about the #shift8 key. PATRON Delta Mike asks about traffic call outs when we are busy. PATRON Golf Tango tells a great story about flying with superiors. Mentions on OB100: Video with Young Eagles and The Flying Doctor Airline Pilot Guy Show Podcasting On a Plane Aviation News Talk Flying and Life Podcast Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com. You can now support our show using Patreon or visiting our support page on the website. Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com. Legal Notice The hosts of Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk podcast are speaking on behalf of Opposing Bases, LLC.  Opposing Bases, LLC does not represent the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, or the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.  All opinions expressed in the show are for entertainment purposes only.  There is no nexus between Opposing Bases, LLC and the FAA or NATCA.  All episodes are the property of Opposing Bases, LLC and shall not be recorded or transcribed without express written consent.  For official guidance on laws and regulations, refer to your local Flight Standards District Office or Certified Flight Instructor.  Opposing Bases, LLC offers this podcast to promote aviation safety and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications.

1hr 46mins

25 Nov 2019

Rank #20