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Subscribers: 163
Reviews: 3

Romeo Papa Echo
 Jun 6, 2021
From a professional pilot of over two decades, I learn a ton from RH & AG. They are hilarious & informative. The fact that non pilots, student pilots, pro pilots, and other air traffic controllers listen speaks to the success of OB.


 Jul 1, 2020

Alpha November
 Oct 18, 2019
AG and RH are picking up where the Tom and Ray left off... RIP. OB has replaced Car Talk as my new favorite voice talk show. This is the most interesting, educational and hilarious aviation podcast around.

Description

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.

Episode Date
OB234: Slightly Squeezed, Not Mashed
01:22:56

Episode 234 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: When a squeeze play looks like it can only get worse, a controller has to do something to stop it.  On this week’s episode, we will break down an intersecting runway arrival/departure squeeze play that resulted in a canceled takeoff clearance instead of a go around.  Why did this happen? What types of things are being considered during a squeeze play like this one?  We also discuss situational awareness on a cross country flight to an unfamiliar airport, approach lighting, and weird radar identification practices.  This episode is packed with aviation gold nuggets.  Don’t miss it!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. SGAC Patron SE shares an experience with CPDLC. Cool!
  2. 2. JS dug deep into the fine print regarding runway crossing and hold short instructions. Thank you!
  3. 3. Patron JH shares a small correction to our discussion on WAAS and GPS units. Thank you!

 

Feedback

  1. Patron WTF asks about a very unusual radar identification practice.
  2. Patron MG asked our opinion on approach lights. Check out this great article to learn more about approach lights:https://www.boldmethod.com/learn-to-fly/navigation/when-can-you-go-below-mins-instrument-approach/
  3. Patron JS shares a story of their long cross country and being slightly confused on arrival pattern direction.

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Jun 27, 2022
OB233: Because . . . Chinook
01:07:12

Episode 233 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss procedures like Line Up and Wait (LUAW) and Land and Hold Short (LAHSO) that are not available at all towered airports.  Why aren’t these procedures used everywhere and what type of considerations are made when using them to keep traffic moving efficiently?  We also discuss electronic flight bag routing suggestions, Class Bravo clearances, runway crossing instructions, and more of your awesome aviation comments/feedback. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. SGAC Patron SE shares very positive feedback about centers and the “DOVE” operation. Great job, centers!
  2. 2. Patron MIK shared a story about receiving clearance to cross a runway while taxiing on another runway.
  3. 3. Patron EM sent audio about a doozy of a route in the northeast.
  4. 4. MB shares a reroute story even after doing everything right.
  5. 5. JG shares an embarrassing Class Bravo exchange while flying IFR.
  6. Patron MK sent audio about an interaction with a busy Class Bravo controller.

 

Feedback

  1. Patron AD flies a little off the beaten path and asks for our thoughts.

 

Mentioned on the show: More information about SimVenture can be found at www.pilotedge.net/simventure. Promo video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/OMSoaUbERSU.  Check it out and get ready to fly to AirVenture!

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Jun 20, 2022
OB232: One Touch Wonder
01:12:01

Episode 232 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: This week we discuss runway crossing clearances, VFR holding patterns, and a casual TCAS RA exchange.  Do you love aviation? Do you have a question about air traffic control or flying?  Are you interested in aviation or working on your ratings to become a pilot?  If you answered yes to any of those questions, this is the show for you! 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Patron JEC sent clarification audio regarding “track runway heading”.
  2. 2. Patron RM shares a fun fact about the new Top Gun Maverick movie.

 

Feedback

  1. Patron EM has a question about crossing runways while taxiing on another runway.
  2. Patron India Hotel is proficient in VFR holding patterns and wants our opinion on how to handle it.
  3. Patron SEM is back in the flying world and has a question about an RA received recently.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Jun 13, 2022
OB231: Wings Do Things
01:11:34

Episode 231 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: On this week’s installment of Opposing Bases, AG and RH discuss what triggers a mandatory report, why we file them, and what happens with the data that's collected.  We also discuss being taken out to sea too far, flight following items to include in your callup to ATC, and much more.  You don’t want to miss this episode!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. SGAC Patron SE sent a pro tip about TEC routes used out West. Thank you!
  2. 2. Patron PWK shared his experience with TEC routes.
  3. 3. OC thinks there is room to improve EFB recommended routes.

 

Feedback

  1. GB has learned a thing about wake turbulence landing behind big heavies!
  2. Patron AV wants to know our thoughts on a recent go around at a busy airport which led to an RA.
  3. Patron JR doesn’t want to hope for the best while flying in a single engine aircraft over water. Help!
  4. Patron OS wants to know which technique is best when calling ATC.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Jun 06, 2022
OB230: Caveman ATC
01:18:55

Episode 230 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss routing additions to flight following, obstacle departure changes, reroutes, filing IFR with ATC on the ground, and much, much more!  This week’s episode is based entirely on listener questions about the NAS, flying, and ATC!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Patron PV has some follow up questions on block altitudes and controller visual memory aids.

 

Feedback

  1. Patron CKA sent a link about ODPs:(https://pilotworkshop.com/win-sim-ifrm-0921/
  2. TB sent a question about emergency declaration.
  3. Patron JC sent audio about cool fix names.
  4. Patron MK asks about filing IFR with ATC on the ground.
  5. Patron OG sent in a question about adding fixes/VORs in your VFR flight following routing.
  6. “Badger Pilot” sent some audio. Can we see victor airways on our maps?
  7. Local JCS asks about flight following in the practice area.

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

May 30, 2022
OB229: Bravo Bamboozled
01:05:03

Episode 229 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show:  Did the controller say the magic words and clear you into the Bravo airspace?  AG and RH offer their opinions on implied Bravo clearances and how you can handle the situation.  We also discuss safe and effective means of allowing your student to make mistakes along the way.   

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Patron CA sent some great suggestions regarding CTAF congestion.
  2. 2. Patron EH shares some background on the GPS approach under the Devil Bravo.
  3. 3. Patron SC shared a story about navigation pride!
  4. 4. JZ sent an update about her first flight with the baby.

 

Feedback

  1. Patron MR reminds IFR pilots trying to sneak out VFR isn’t always a good plan.
  2. Patron MG shared a great ATC service story from out West.
  3. Patron MK adds some phraseology to his goodbye to IFR aircraft at non-towered airports.
  4. DN wants our thoughts on safe ways to let your student make mistakes.

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

May 23, 2022
OB228: Hijacked by the Autopilot
01:14:17

Episode 228 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: When does a botched approach cross the line into a possible pilot deviation?  We will discuss our opinions on the use of automation during an approach, proper monitoring of the autopilot, and how to best comply with controller instructions.  We also discuss speed restrictions, setting up for the runway in use on a windy day, and more of your awesome aviation questions and feedback!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. SGAC Patron CM missed the meeting . . . and it’s RH’s fault!
  2. 2. Patron SMH shares information about an inflight text receiving device that is surprisingly affordable. https://goairtext.com/
  3. 3. Lima Oscar shares a fun tip on audio ducking in a Garmin product.
  4. 4. SGAC Patron Golf Whiskey shares some kind words about the show.

 

Feedback

  1. Patron Charlie Hotel explains the amazing 4th line stored on a center controller’s data block.
  2. Patron Hotel Yankee has a windy runway story from his trip to TRIAD.
  3. Patron Echo Alpha asks about minimum speed assignments.

 

 

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

May 16, 2022
OB227: Cancellation Cookies and Bravo Bullies
01:11:16

Episode 227 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: AG and RH talk about life before GPS, stray visual approach paths, and forced IFR cancellation.  We also hear from a couple pilots that overflew Bravo and didn’t realize they were in the worst spot possible.  This episode is packed with aviation gold, you don’t want to miss it!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. SGAC Patron Sierra Bravo want to know if “cookies for cancellations” is a real thing or just a myth?
  2. 2. The Terps Elf heard our call for a change to “N/A at Night” RNAV approaches!
  3. 3. Mike Kilo has a message for all pilots in the interest of aviation safety!
  4. 4. Patron Golf Kilo heard a proposal while getting flight following.

 

Feedback

  1. Patron Juliet Mike sent an audio question about busy CTAF frequencies. See link below!
  2. Patron Golf Kilo sent a question about overflying a towered airport on a visual approach.
  3. Mike Kilo has a question about a local IFR cancellation policy.

 

Mentioned on the show: Aeronautical Charting Meeting - Instrument Procedures Group https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/offices/afx/afs/afs400/afs420/acfipg

 

Is your CTAF frequency too congested with nearby airports?

https://www.aopa.org/advocacy/advocacy-briefs/air-traffic-services-process-brief-changing-unicom-frequencies

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

May 09, 2022
OB226: Reduce Speed Ten Knots Faster
01:13:51

Episode 226 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss a listener’s text message exchange when ATC thought his radios were not working.  What do we suggest with using cell phones and having a backup communication device when flying in the NAS?  We also discuss impossible ATC instructions, check in delays, priority for ground stops, and closely situated airspaces that place pilots close or inside of adjacent airspace. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Romeo Mike brags about his amazing car from 1982.
  2. 2. Patron Echo Golf shares his new love of flying and spending money!
  3. 3. Mike Alpha suggests using 1-800-WX BRIEF to get the ATC phone numbers.

 

Feedback

  1. SGAC Patron Mike Charlie shares a story about an impossible ATC instruction and funny exchange.
  2. Patron Alpha Hotel shares a story about a short delay checking in and an impatient controller.
  3. Patron Alpha Sierra asks who gets priority for delays.
  4. Juliet Bravo talks about adjacent airspaces and instructions that placed him in someone else’s airspace.

 

Mentioned on the show:  https://asrs.arc.nasa.gov/publications/callback/cb_507.html

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

 

May 02, 2022
OB225: Laser Event Swat Team
01:07:27

Episode 225 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: Today’s show is all about going “down the tubes”.  What is going on in the tracon to create the feeling that you are behind, unable to get a second to think, and too busy to do even one more thing?  AG and RH discuss the tasks that make us feel like we are slammed in the radar room.  We also discuss a recent laser light illumination police encounter, an approach minimums response from the Terps Elf, and more of your awesome aviation questions and feedback!  This episode is packed, don’t skip it!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Patron HTV sent in fantastic context for our discussion about “IFR qualified but not IMC capable”.
  2. Patron CKA sent a link to an awesome episode of “I Learned About Flying From That”: Close Encounter with Wake Turbulence. Check it out!
  3. 3. Patron DE wants all his club members to listen to our ODP episodes: Obstacle Departure Procedures and ODP’s, Part 2. Thanks for the invite to speak at your club!

 

Feedback

  1. The Badger Pilot asked if he can fly an “ADF required” ILS approach with a WAAS GPS.
  2. Mike Golf sent in a question we sent to the TERPS Elf about approach minimums.

 

 

Mentioned on the show: article by Paul Berge at AvWeb.com “The History of Going Down The Tubes”: https://www.avweb.com/insider/the-history-of-going-down-the-tubes/

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Apr 25, 2022
OB224: Warm and Fuzzy Wake Turbulence Avoidance
01:16:03

Episode 224 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: AG and RH revisit wake turbulence avoidance and interactions with control towers that may be placing pilots in a tight spot behind a larger, wake producing aircraft.  What can pilots do to prevent inadvertent wake encounters and more importantly, how can they safely convey their needs to ATC?  Sometimes telling ATC “unable” is the start of a valuable exchange of information that can keep the plane safe!  We also discuss low altitude warnings, helicopter white outs, using cell phones in flight, and what happens if a controller can’t give a briefing.  You don’t want to miss this week’s episode!

 

Timely Feedback:

1. Juliet Sierra asks about how we differentiate flight following and traffic advisories out of the Charlie.

2.Patron Charlie Mike won’t see night time until September in Alaska!

 

Feedback

  1. Patron November Bravo wants to know if using a cell phone during lost communication is good advice.
  2. Patron Delta Zulu wants to know what happens if a controller can’t give a brief.
  3. Patron Juliet Sierra is now a CFI! Congratulations! They ask about low altitude alerts.
  4. Patron Whiskey Oscar asks about a white out landing in a helicopter over snow.

 

Mentioned on the show, thank you Charlie Alpha:

  https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2019/aair/ao-2019-052/ 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Apr 18, 2022
OB223: Shiny Aluminum Showers
01:15:05

Episode 223 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: How do we stay off the landline and why is it an important controller skill?  On this week’s show, RH goes off on a rant about the misuse of landlines and the lessons he learned as a trainee to use them sparingly.  We also talk about “landing assured”, a busy flight school pattern, and LPV approaches.  This is a packed episode and you don’t want to miss a minute!  Enjoy!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Sierra Golf shares some feedback about small GA aircraft going to Metroplex.
  2. 2. PATRON Juliet Charlie reminds us of another phone book nuance.
  3. 3. SGAC PATRON Charlie Mike has a request of the show and the Terps Elf.
  4. 4. PATRON Mike Golf enjoyed us having Captain Dana as a guest co-host.
  5. 5. PATRON Sierra Echo offers a pro tip on hitting a gap on final.

 

Feedback

  1. Sierra Papa Delta has some comments about wake turbulence and callsign mishaps.
  2. PATRON Whiskey Tango Foxtrot shares some information on equipage and approaches.
  3. PATRON JEC has a question about “landing assured”.
  4. PATRON AMB shares some audio from a busy pattern.
  5. PATRON Papa Victor wants to know how we stay off the land lines like pros.
  6. PATRON Echo Hotel wants everyone to know how cool his car was in 1998. https://fb.watch/bkWjs-_0pA/.

 

Mentioned on the show: Pilot has engine failure and works with ATC to find an airport and lands on the numbers with no engine from 9000’. Well done!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEMlny_ExuU

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Apr 11, 2022
OB222: Separation Bingo
01:20:45

Episode 222 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: When a pilot calls up for an airborne IFR clearance and is dangerously close to an unidentified target on our scopes, when do our separation responsibility begin?  How do we protect against a midair collision when we are not talking to both aircraft?  We share our thoughts on this great question and we also discuss forced flight following, controller mistakes, and more of your awesome aviation questions!  Special “Charlie Alpha” segment included in this week’s show!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Bravo Charlie Mike shares some more clues about the unclosed flight plan mystery.
  2. 2. Patron Sierra Charlie shares some thoughts on the overused land line!
  3. 3. Patron Mike India Kilo shares some local Triad news: https://boomsupersonic.com/news/post/boom-supersonic-first-supersonic-airliner-manufacturing-facility
  4. 4. Patron Echo Alpha has some wild wake turbulence experience.

 

Feedback

  1. Patron Juliet Sierra shares a story about his forced flight following in a Class Bravo.
  2. Sierra Golf shares some thoughts about his students and radio skills.
  3. Patron Echo Mike shares a near collision story.
  4. Patron Echo Delta shares a non-emergency emergency declaration.
  5. Patron Mike Zulu vectored the overflight too!

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Apr 04, 2022
OB221: We Were on the Landline
01:22:01

Episode 221 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show:  AG and RH often refer to the landlines.  What do we use them for and why are they such an important part of our job?  We also discuss military round robin flights, airport approach path obstructions, and the Boeing 737.  This week is jam packed with valuable aviation information and a special guest co-host: Captain Dana!  Captain Dana flies the Boeing 737 and shares his thoughts about the aircraft and adds some great insight from the professional pilot side of things.  Thank you for joining us today!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Mike Kilo shared an article relevant to our conversation lately: .  https://www.ifr-magazine.com/avionics/aim-is-non-regulatory/
  2. 2. PATRON Sierra India sent audio about vectoring the overflight.
  3. 3. PATRON Delta Kilo sent more fun facts about a local flight school.
  4. 4. PATRON Tango Charlie sent audio about manual, crank down gear.

 

Feedback

  1. Tango Foxtrot asks about the order of items for an effective flight following request.
  2. Alpha Charlie sends feedback about obstructions and N/A at night.
  3. Delta Sierra asks about military round robin flights with multiple approaches.
  4. Bravo Charlie Mike wants to know if we open flight plans with flight following requests.

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Mar 28, 2022
Penguins and Peppers
01:19:38

AG and RH offer this fun compilation of some of our favorite moments on the show.  Enjoy the mix from several previously recorded episodes!

Mar 21, 2022
OB220: Airspace Blocks and Bathroom Locks
01:12:32

Episode 220 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss what it means when we block airspace near an adjacent sector or facility.  How do we keep up with all our control instructions and what memory aids are available to keep things straight?  We answer a ton of aviation questions this week so you don’t want to miss this episode!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Papa Victor shares another fun car feature from the 80’s.
  2. 2. PATRON Sierra Charlie reminds us how awesome a Yugo was to drive!
  3. 3. PATRON Kilo Alpha shares some insight into the center shout line questions from last week.
  4. 4. PATRON Golf Mike shares some important details about TAAs and complex aircraft.
  5. 5. PATRON Mike Alpha Charlie shares a nice note about the show. Thank you!

 

Feedback

  1. Alpha November asks “Why is Duke always trying to catch up with TRIAD?”
  2. PATRON Sierra Charlie asks about the timing of IFR and search and rescue.
  3. PATRON Golf Kilo reminds us how pilots on different frequencies can be confusing.
  4. Sierra Lima shares awesome audio about overflights above Class Bravo airspace.

 

Mentioned this week on the show: Wings of Carolina Flying Club

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Mar 14, 2022
OB219: Don't Rush the Release
01:15:02

Episode 219 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss the finer points of departing a non-towered airport with an IFR clearance.  Why can't you just depart in VMC and skip the release?  What could this pilot have done differently to avoid upsetting the controllers and possibly violating a regulation?  We will share our thoughts and get to many more aviation questions.

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Patron Bravo Sierra shares details about his Class Delta/Bravo transition from last week’s show.
  2. 2. Echo Bravo shares his background and explains some of his famous audio of landing and talking to himself.
  3. 3. Patron Whiskey Tango Foxtrot explains the origin of facility IDs with numbers.
  4. 4. Patron India India shares local insight into an MVA/ODP question.

 

Feedback

  1. Patron Charlie Tango wants to know the best way to say hello and introduce yourself to ATC.
  2. Patron Juliet Mike shares an audio question about pireps.
  3. Charlie Alpha Mike wants some explanation on how we transition to IFR when weather deteriorates.
  4. Patron Delta Zulu wants to know if we will ever get rid of headings in favor of tracks.
  5. Patron Golf Kilo shares an awesome go/no go decision based on his weather expertise.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Mar 07, 2022
OB218: Flying With The Big Kids
01:05:27

Episode 218 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss a pilot’s denied deviation requests, Class Bravo clearances, and VFR flight following with electrical problems.  We cover a lot in this episode so you won’t want to miss it!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Mike Kilo shares his tips on getting what you need from ATC and shared this great article about Brasher Warnings: https://www.ifr-magazine.com/technique/dude-youre-busted/
  2. 2. Charlie Golf shares the regulation on night landings.
  3. 3. Tango Charlie Mike shares some night landing currency information.
  4. 4. Delta November has been very busy getting all his ratings.
  5. 5. SGAC Patron Darth Pilot shares the AIM requirement for a pilot to report vacating an altitude.

 

Feedback

  1. Patron CWS is a CFI! Congratulations!
  2. Patron Golf Kilo wants to set the record straight on pronunciations.
  3. Patron Bravo Sierra wants to know if the Bravo clearance is gone when he goes to a Delta.
  4. Patron Papa Sierra asks about traffic calls and maintaining visual separation.
  5. Patron Mike Bravo shares a flight following story with electrical system issues.
  6. November Charlie asks if we use RECAT at TRIAD with our mix of traffic.

 

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Feb 28, 2022
OB217: Unable, We're Inverted
01:12:39

Episode 217 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: What if the controller denies your request for a weather related course deviation?  How can the pilot stay safe but comply with air traffic instructions?  We will offer our tips on how to negotiate and communicate when you’re flying towards imminent danger!  We also discuss snow and ice, preparation for a shift, and super low LPV minimums.  You don’t want to miss this episode!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Juliet Mike sent in awesome audio about wake turbulence avoidance.
  2. 2. The Terps Elf shares a site to help instructors find creative ways to teach their students: https://flyguycfi.com/instrument-approach-map/
  3. 3. PATRON Charlie Hotel shared a fun fact about temporary towers. Check out the links: https://www.natca.org/2021/08/26/natca-members-work-fire-towers%EF%BB%BF-amid-heavy-wildfire-season/

 

https://www.idahocountyfreepress.com/news/faa-temporary-tower-handles-airport-traffic/article_dc19c262-d79e-5d34-8df6-60e673bda9b5.html

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Bravo Yankee was denied a deviation for weather. What should he do?
  2. The Terps Elf breaks down the minutia with LPV and ILS minimums.
  3. Juliet Sierra shares some hilarious audio. #Cougar
  4. PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie has a TRIAD snow/ice question.
  5. PATRON Fox Echo’s pooch is IFR certified and has WIKI equipped feet!
  6. PATRON Oscar Sierra wants to know how we prepare for a shift.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Feb 21, 2022
OB216: Wake Turbulence Part 2-Creating Space
01:12:22

Episode 216 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: On last week’s episode, we discussed wake turbulence separation from a controller perspective.  This week we will share some practical advice on what to say to the controller when you’re asked to follow a large or heavy aircraft. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Juliet Mike’s world was shaken when he realized who was who on the live stream.
  2. 2. PATRON Juliet Hotel recommended a local back course approach. #fun

 

Feedback

  1. Papa Whiskey shared a recent story where using the remarks saved time with ATC.
  2. PATRON Sierra India found a cool trick in his EFB related to visual checkpoints.
  3. Delta Whiskey wants to know if non radar towers can use EFBs to see ADS-B traffic.
  4. Mike Tango has some phraseology questions related to altitudes and check ins.
  5. PATRON Golf Echo wants to know the best way to give a pirep.

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Feb 14, 2022
OB215: Wake Turbulence: Flaming Hoops of Fury
01:14:19

Episode 215 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss wake turbulence avoidance from a controller’s perspective.  How can you stay away from the dangerous wake of a larger aircraft but still get the safest and most efficient service from air traffic control?   You may be surprised how we feel about wake turbulence so don’t miss this episode!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. The Terps Elf shares some data about approaches in the NAS! https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/procedures/ifp_inventory_summary/
  2. 2. PATRON Juliet Hotel would like to leave a 1 star review for a facility.
  3. 3. PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie shares his thoughts on the bonus audio from last week.
  4. 4. PATRON WTF shares the “the Goodish LOI” (Page 1Page 2).

 

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Echo Charlie asks about controller check rides.
  2. PATRON Juliet Golf shares a story from the TRIAD from 100 years ago.
  3. PATRON Bravo Sierra shares some insight into a recent Angel Flight into a Presidential TFR.
  4. PATRON Delta Golf shared some history on the term “deadhead”.

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Feb 07, 2022
OB214: Cookies for Aviation Enthusiasts
01:10:52

Episode 214 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: We are going to discuss what happens when a pilot terminates an IFR flight plan before being handed off on an approach to a Class Delta tower.  What happened to “cookies for cancellations”?  This and much more on another fun episode you won’t want to miss!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON EW shares some kind words about a TRIAD controller. Thank you!
  2. 2. PATRON JW3 wants forgiveness for moving big planes onto the taxiways.
  3. 3. PATRON WTF shares some thoughts about practice approaches.

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Echo Golf wants to know about our biggest bonehead moves as controllers.
  2. Charlie Hotel asks how to get flight following without an electrical system but operable two-way radio.
  3. PATRON Echo Mike wants to get our take on flight following with multiple landings close together.
  4. PATRON JW3 received some interesting instructions near a restricted area. We share our thoughts.

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Jan 31, 2022
OB213: Overflight Vectors on Opposing Frequencies
01:20:11

Episode 213 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: RH vectored the overflight and shares his story to save another controller from issuing the most embarrassing control instructions ever given.  We also discuss an interpretation regarding flight following instructions and answer more of your aviation questions.  Enjoy the show!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie shares the video that inspired the queston on OB212. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvl4Vt0gCKE
  2. 2. PATRON Hotel Tango Victor asks some clarifying questions about VFR practice approaches.
  3. 3. PATRON Charlie Kilo Alpha passed his checkride!
  4. 4. Juliet Papa found the legal interpretation mentioned last week and Patron Mike Kilo provided some very good audio feedback on pilot compliance. Thank you!

 

Feedback

  1. Alpha Charlie shares audio on altitude assignments in an abbreviated clearance.
  2. PATRON Alpha Echo has questions about ADS-B readouts on our scopes.
  3. PATRON Echo Charlie has a question about abbreviated clearances.
  4. Mike Foxtrot has a story about slam dunk approach clearances.
  5. PATRON Golf Kilo shares some great audio.

 

Mentioned on the show: https://youtu.be/vnWfgHAdajo Great job, ATC!

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Jan 24, 2022
OB212: No Crying at This Party
01:12:17

Episode 212 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: On this week’s episode, AG and RH discuss how they determine when they’ve reached their maximum capacity.  How do we deal sudden task saturation?  What tools do we have available to safely work our way out of a busy session?  This episode was a lot of fun to record and you won’t want to miss it!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. SGAC Patron Sierra Echo brings up a very important point about operating under Class Bravo.
  2. 2. Patron WO shared some thoughts about an episode of the The Finer Points Aviation podcast. Check it out!

 

Feedback

  1. Patron Golf Mike asked about controller’s knowledge of weather and how it applies to their work.
  2. Patron Juliet Echo Charlie asked about the limitation of a tower controller.

 

Mentioned in the show: Cold Weather corrections: https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/atpubs/aim_html/chap7_section_3.html

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Jan 17, 2022
OB211: Forced Flight Following
01:05:30

Episode 211 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss what could cause a controller to deny a pilot’s request to cancel VFR flight following.  Oftentimes pilot’s think since they are clear of Class B, C, or D airspace, they are safe to fly wherever they want.  On this week’s show, we will discuss why that is not always true.   

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Patron CW shares an audio exchange with ATC regarding the best headset bag available.
  2. 2. Patron Mike Kilo sent in feedback about joining an approach awaiting a clearance. Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/5BkWJ0S0mNM

 

Feedback

  1. Patron Delta Zulu has a question about a visual approach clearance that takes them through Delta.
  2. Patron Juliet Charlie Charlie sent an audio question about dealing with a saturated controller.
  3. Patron India Mike has a tragic reminder for pilots flying below cloud decks in poor visibility at night.
  4. Patron Echo Charlie sent an audio question about transponders.

 

Mentioned on the show: https://aviationnewstalk.com/podcast/214-san-diego-learjet-crash-interview-with-rob-mark/

 

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Jan 10, 2022
OB210: Wings Don't Flap
01:12:48

Episode 210 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: The Terps Elf is back!  Another week of awesome feedback and aviation questions covering unlit towers, early descents from fuel savings land, fire fighting heroes, and non-RVSM airplanes above flight level 290.  You don’t want to miss this episode!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Delta Whiskey Sierra didn’t think it was Abraham Lincoln on the tail of Alaska Airlines planes.
  2. 2. PATRON Hotel Tango Victor shares his thoughts on low level unlit tower NOTAMs.
  3. 3. Mike Delta shares a bird watching story.
  4. 4. Sierra Bravo shares a friendly tip on making ATC’s day.
  5. Patron SI left feedback about center controller’s knowledge of aircraft speed limitations.

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Charlie Alpha highlights the heroic fire fighting pilots!
  2. Terps Elf shares input on a listener question about RNAV approaches.https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/procedures/
  3. PATRON Mike Charlie asks for advice on avoiding early descents.
  4. Sierra Hotel asks about non radar towers and non RVSM equipped aircraft above FL290.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Jan 03, 2022
OB209: Indecent Glitter Liberties in the Devil Bravo
01:15:02

Episode 209 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: RH and AG discuss a pilot’s options when they encounter IMC at night and the approach they want to shoot says “N/A at night”.  We also go deep into the inbox with more of your awesome aviation related questions and feedback. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Patron WTF shares some PIC advice for frustrated students.
  2. 2. Tango Juliet Hotel followed the map and figured out the real TRIAD.
  3. 3. Patron Juliet Golf shares a lunar story. #dusty

 

Feedback

  1. Patron Mike Charlie Mike shares a funny reminder of glitter hazards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZWUsQKbWTE
  2. Patron India Hotel has a question about squawk codes.
  3. Juliet Whiskey has comments about high approaches and contact approaches.
  4. Alpha Sierra offers some international feedback from Germany.
  5. Tango Charlie Mike shares a story about “resume own navigation”.
  6. Patron Golf Mike wants to learn more about landing judges and the perfect touch down.

 

Mentioned on the show: We referred EH to this article in IFR magazine “NA at night” by Mark Kolber: https://www.ifr-magazine.com/charts-plates/na-at-night/ (subscription required for full article)

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Dec 27, 2021
OB208: Irritating Aluminum Bird Thingy
01:07:39

Episode 208 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: AG and RH answer a listener question regarding the magic words to listen for in an approach clearance.  Are you being instructed to join the final approach course or are you being cleared for the approach?  Find out what to listen for and how to make sure you are on the same page as ATC.  This week is full of great questions, you don’t want to miss it!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Charlie Hotel sent fantastic audio about the snowflake icon on IAPs.
  2. 2. Alpha Foxtrot has evidence from a check ride that the snowflake icon matters.
  3. 3. Patron JJ sent audio about a wildlife encounter.
  4. 4. Patron SH has an idea why weather directions are so confusing.

 

Feedback

  1. Patron India Mike shares a wild fire TFR experience.
  2. Sierra Lima has added some verbiage to vectors and it seems to be welcomed by pilots.
  3. Mike Alpha Charlie shares a story of great ATC service.

 

Mentioned on the show: https://aeronav.faa.gov/d-tpp/Cold_Temp_Airports.pdf

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Dec 20, 2021
OB207: Garbage Bags of Service
01:09:32

Episode 207 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss restricted low approaches, go-arounds, and denied IFR airborne pickups.  We also answer more of your aviation questions, discuss the ancient technology known as a VCR, and celebrate many new listener pilot ratings.  This was a really fun episode so hit play now!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. JW2 answers the question of the week about the snowflake on approach plates.
  2. PATRON Sierra Hotel encourages pilots to send in chart suggestions to the FAA.
  3. PATRON Charlie Hotel shares thoughts on NOTAMS depicted on the Garmin Pilot EFB.
  4. PATRON JG shares a ForeFlight tip for accessing and viewing chart legends.

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Mike Tango wants to know if we have any cool ADS-B information on our old scopes.
  2. PATRON Echo Alpha wants to know if controllers know aircraft speed capabilities/limitations.
  3. PATRON Echo Alpha has a question about a go around.
  4. PATRON Juliet Delta wants our take on restricted low approaches.
  5. PATRON Juliet Hotel was denied a pop-up IFR. Why?

 

Mentioned on the show: https://www.planeandpilotmag.com/, opposingbases.com/shop

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Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.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.

Dec 13, 2021
OB206: Fueled Short, Moon Clearance Denied
01:10:03

Episode 206 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss pop-up IFR requests from the controller and pilot perspective.  What happens behind the scenes to make this work?  And how can pilots help ATC reach a common goal?  We also discuss more of your awesome aviation questions. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Audio from Bravo Tango.
  2. 2. Audio from Charlie Sierra.
  3. 3. Golf Mike responds to our discussion about his vector to final flight from another episode.
  4. 4. Patron JG shares historical evidence of helicopter superiority: airwolf - YouTubeV-22 Osprey (globalsecurity.org)

 

 

Feedback

  1. Patron AMB asks about the origin of sector names at TRIAD ATC.
  2. Patron BN asks about VFR checkpoint additions. Try here: https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/
  3. Patron RK asks what happens after an accident.
  4. Patron BCJ shares an interesting piece of information about Apollo 10.

 

Question of the Week/Month  What is the snowflake and temperature found on some approach plates?  Send answers to feedback@opposingbases.com

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Dec 06, 2021
OB205: Lawn Dart Arrival
01:13:11

Episode 205 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: AG and RH answer a listener question about a poor setup for a visual approach.  What can controllers do in order to set the pilot up for success?  How can pilots get the most out of ATC?  We will also share some awesome listener feedback and get to some more of your aviation questions!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Delta Charlie sent follow up about the flight following question last week.

2.Mike Delta sent a tip on how to file a delay at an airport in your flight plan. https://www.foreflight.com/support/support-center/category/about-foreflight-mobile/218405138

  1. 3. Charlie Golf has an idea for new phraseology for an emergency pit stop.
  2. 4. Delta Hotel shares a through flight experience.
  3. 5. Bravo Foxtrot explains the autotune issue and our robotic tones. Thank you!

 

Feedback

  1. We got a lot of feedback about an ugly go around out West and share our thoughts.
  2. Patron Lima Quebec sent a very cool comparison of landmarks on standard charts vs. Jeppesen.
  3. Patron Romeo Echo asks about the proper way to check in for the 3rd or 4th time.
  4. Patron Romeo Bravo asks a very good question about instructions while under VFR.
  5. Sierra Lima sends a quick thanks.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Nov 29, 2021
OB204: Five Star Through Flight
01:07:43

Episode 204 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: AG and RH break down some audio of a medevac helicopter through flight clearance in the middle of the night.  The controller provided outstanding service and learned something new along the way.  We also discuss who to contact when entering busy Class Delta airspace and more of your awesome feedback!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Apache pilot Delta Romeo sends follow up to last week’s feedback about Lakota training.
  2. 2. PATRON WTF shares the book definition of a contact approach.
  3. 3. PATRON Mike Zulu shares an addition to flight following requests that could help.
  4. 4. Sierra Papa Delta shares a new memory aid for requesting flight following. #TTA
  5. PATRON ZW shares a military flight confession.

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Charlie Kilo shares his experience with a free EFB product and Domestic Notices.
  2. PATRON Charlie Alpha asks about contacting tower or tracon near Delta airspace.
  3. Victor Victor shares another way to stay current when you can’t fly.
  4. PATRON Juliet Golf shares very good advice on lost communication/radio issues.
  5. Alpha Hotel, Sound Guy Extraordinaire, asks about emergency bathroom stops.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Nov 22, 2021
OB203: Unappreciated ATC Practices
01:11:07

Episode 203 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: On this week’s episode, we discuss a pilot’s lengthy flight up and down the west side of the United States where they experienced several different air traffic control facilities’ less than desirable practices like slam dunk visual approaches, poorly setup ILS approach clearances, and center reroutes.  AG and RH will add their perspective and share some insights that may help you the next time you travel outside your normal local area. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Delta Romeo shares his Army flight training experience.
  2. 2. PATRON Golf Kilo shared an inspiring story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc1SzgGhMKc
  3. 3. Whiskey Oscar sent a brief summary of the Cirrus de-icing system. https://wikiwings.com/heres-a-summary-of-cirrus-aircraft-tks-de-icing-systems/

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Whiskey Oscar sent audio about contact approaches.
  2. Echo Yankee sent in audio feedback about this video: https://youtu.be/ZsSJqPdMpd4 (25:30 into the video for the audio described).
  3. PayPal contributor Delta Charlie asks about VFR round robin flights and informing ATC.
  4. Romeo Tango asks about filing multiple flight plans OR round robin flight plans.
  5. Alpha Sierra asks if we watch VFR tags for flying ability prior to providing flight following.

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Nov 15, 2021
OB202: Vacation on Yaw Damper Island
01:09:53

Episode 202 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: AG and RH are doing their best to catch up with all the questions.  We are all over the map this week: Magnetic vs. True wind direction, student pilot remarks, wake turbulence encounters, and pilot compliance with instructions in a timely manner.  You won’t want to miss this fun episode.  Enjoy!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. Foxtrot Romeo provided last week’s show topic and responds to our discussion.
  2. 1. Bravo Papa has an idea for the next live show. #BQ1
  3. 2. Patron Romeo Mike heard a possible misstep in our explanation of magnetic variation.
  4. 3. Patron DRH shares a snippet about TAFs and wind direction.
  5. 4. Romeo Mike asked about deviation compared to boat headings.
  6. 5. Patron Juliet Charlie provides a pretty good summary of magnetic vs. true. Thank you!
  7. Patron Tango Delta Whiskey shares some audio congratulations and a question or two.
  8. Patron Bravo Charlie Juliet shares some kind words to keep us going for another 200 episodes.

 

Feedback

  1. Mike Mike asks about lost procedures and student remarks.
  2. Juliet Sierra shares some kind words about the show. Thank you!
  3. SGAC Patron Sierra Echo shares a wake turbulence encounter on a speed restricted RNAV SID.
  4. Patron Charlie Foxtrot has a question about compliance speed. How long until we are asking questions?

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Nov 08, 2021
OB201: Cloud Police and Bird Murder
01:10:36

Episode 201 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: VFR practice approaches and local pop-up IFR clearances are not the same thing and do not afford the pilot the same separation standards or cloud clearance latitude.  RH and AG discuss why a pilot must be clear in their request to ATC and have an understanding of why these two clearances are different. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON MEH sent kind words after flying home from Taco Truck Airport. Thank you!
  2. 2. PATRON DG couldn’t make the show but sends their best.
  3. 3. PATRON JJ tried to remember to record audio but sent this message instead. Thank you!
  4. 4. Alpha Charlie started lessons with Opposing Bases as his pseudo ground school.
  5. 5. PATRON Mike Kilo sends tips on picking up IFR near ATC boundaries.
  6. PATRON Bravo Sierra has a new addiction and the product is very hard to find.

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Papa Mike has a question about what we see when a pilot squawks VFR.
  2. PATRON Charlie Alpha Whiskey has a bird activity question.
  3. PATRON Juliet Mike has a question about suggested headings and metar wind direction.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Nov 01, 2021
OB200: Vanishing Yellow Ink, Hand Wash Only
01:45:09

Episode 200 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: Live from Killer Taco Truck Airport in Sanford, NC,  AG and RH answer audience questions, play some audio from listeners that couldn’t make the show, and discuss the podcast’s history.   We are humbled by the turnout and so thankful for our listeners and show supporters. 

 

Thank you to our host: Wings of Carolina Flying Club and the delicious taco truck: Taqueria El Azteca.  Captain Jeff drove all the way from Atlanta to watch today’s show and surprise AG and RH.  Check out his amazing podcast: Airline Pilot Guy! If you are in the Wilmington area and want to fly with the best flight instructor RH has ever had, ask for Kelli at the Cape Fear Flying Club.

 

We’d also like to thank:  Max Trescott at Aviation Newstalk podcast, BG at Podcasting on a Plane , Mike From Flying and Life podcast, Stuck Mic Avcast, Jason Miller at the Finer Points, DPE/CFI/and friend Ron Horton, AG’s Mom, RH1 (the announcer), our families, and of course, our Patrons and our loyal listeners.

 

Mentioned on the show: Kilo Kilo sent a very nice message, thank you! https://youtu.be/mlt6Hf7KRaQ

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Oct 25, 2021
OB199: Cat Door Arrivals
01:11:56

Episode 199 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: Wake turbulence is a flight hazard for all aircraft but especially dangerous for small, light airplanes.  Do non-pilot controllers understand the implications of squeeze plays with regard to wake turbulence encounters?  On this week’s show we will break down arrival to departure wake turbulence minimums and how pilots can play a role in risk mitigation. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Julie Echo Charlie shares some final thoughts on emergency operations and coordinations.
  2. 2. PATRON Charlie Hotel has a follow up on lost communications.
  3. 3. PATRON Juliet Juliet shares some final thoughts on flight following in near Bravo.

 

Feedback

  1. Juliet Foxtrot Sierra has a funny story about reviews/announcements.
  2. PATRON Delta Papa has a question about approach availability near a busy Bravo final.
  3. SGAC PATRON Juliet Sierra has a question about arrival gates.
  4. Sierra Foxtrot Charlie has a question about maneuvers during a visual approach.

 

200th Episode Live at TTA on October 23, 2021

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.com/.

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Oct 18, 2021
OB198: NAS Charcuterie
01:13:40

Episode 198 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: During an emergency, controllers have required information they must get from the pilots.  Sometimes that gets done repeatedly.  On this week’s show, we will discuss why that happens and ways to reduce the redundant communications. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Bravo Zulu shares a new take on lost communications.
  2. 2. PATRON Hotel Mike Bravo got his CFI rating!
  3. 3. Whiskey Bravo reminds us we missed the DaVinci reference! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonardo%27s_aerial_screw
  4. 4. Juliet Zulu says thanks for the tips and tricks for staying current while on the sidelines.

 

Feedback

  1. SGAC PATRON Sierra Echo shares some fun information about ForeFlight.
  2. PATRON Bravo Mike passed his MEI checkride!
  3. Juliet Hotel wants to know why a controller asked him to squawk 1200 arriving into a Delta.
  4. PATRON Juliet Juliet wants to know our thoughts on VFR flight following under Bravo in a practice area.
  5. Charlie Foxtrot wants to know how he can get air traffic services if he is without a transponder and ADS-B.

 

The 200th episode Fly in at TTA is on October 23, 2021!

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Oct 11, 2021
OB197: Pushing Penguins
01:04:36

Episode 197 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: What does ATC expect when a pilot experiences radio failure?  How closely do lost communication regulations match up with what happens in real life?  We discuss a common question that many instrument pilots have and give our take on what pilots can do to be more predictable.

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Papa Victor shares an idea on a code name for the Fly-In airport.
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  3. 3. PATRON Juliet Golf asked Foreflight for their thoughts on the AirVenture NOTAM. https://foreflight.com/support/support-center/category/about-foreflight-mobile/360008758574)
  4. 4. PATRON Charlie Alpha shares some wise helicopter advice.

 

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Alpha Hotel wants our thoughts on an IFR pilot/controller interaction.
  2. PATRON November Mike has a tip on buying time during the vector to final chaos.
  3. Alpha Charlie wants to know about short range clearances.
  4. PATRON Mike Sierra shares a bit about some phraseology used in Europe:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A9curit%C3%A9?wprov=sfti1
  5. Juliet Zulu wants our tips on staying current from the sidelines.

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Oct 04, 2021
OB196: Life Extending Vectors
01:14:42

Episode 196 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss MEDEVAC flights, medical emergencies, and priority handling.  How do we expedite traffic with time sensitive cargo on board?  We also discuss tips and tricks for planning on weather reroutes, traffic avoidance, and international overflights. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Sierra Sierra offers some more insights into international overflights.
  2. 2. Juliet Kilo responds to our discussion about Class B shelf speed limits.
  3. 3. SGAC Patron Sierra Echo shares a pro tip for planning your route around weather.

 

Feedback

  1. Terps Elf shares a traffic avoidance story.
  2. Charlie Foxtrot has a question about confusing phraseology.
  3. Patron Delta Zulu shares a feature of an EFB.

 

Mentioned in the show: https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/how-creedence-clearwater-revival-became-the-soundtrack-to-every-vietnam-movie/

 

https://www.opposingbases.com/200th-episode-fly-in-at-tta/

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Sep 27, 2021
OB195: Closer to Kah Kahs
01:10:51

Episode 195 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show:  Low altitude alerts and collision alerts go off all the time.  How do we know when they are genuine safety alerts or nuisance alarms?  AG and RH explain the two safety alerts and how we process the information to keep the pilots safe!  This week, our show topic was inspired by SGAC Patron Mike Mike.  Thank you!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. SGAC Patron Juliet Sierra sent audio about updated TFR information using ADS-B In.
  2. 2. PATRON Tango Sierra sent feedback about FIS-B.

 

Feedback

  1. SGAC Patron Juliet Sierra sent audio about flight following leaving a VFR Class Delta tower.
  2. SGAC Patron Romeo Bravo has a question about IFR clearances near Bravo.
  3. Charlie Hotel wants to know about the most famous helicopter theme song of all time.
  4. Juliet Kilo wants to know why he has to slow down under Class Bravo.
  5. Patron Golf Mike has a question about ELTs.

 

Mentioned on the Show:

 

Opposing Bases TTA Fly-In on October 23, 2021.  If you plan on coming, let us know!

 

Airline Pilot Guy/Opposing Bases meet up in Fargo on 10/9.  (RH and AG are unable to attend this event but please send pictures with your fellow listeners)

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Sep 20, 2021
OB194: NOTAM Dustpan
01:13:00

Episode 194 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: Sometimes the most important NOTAMS are either buried in a stack of words or hidden in places pilots don’t even know to look before making a flight.  AG and RH share some pilot feedback about the AirVenture NOTAM and discuss Domestic Notices on this week’s episode.

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Kilo Mike Charlie sent in hold for release audio.
  2. 2. The Terps Elf got the secret sign from Mike Kilo and has answers!

3.Bravo Tango shared kind words about episode 56 “Miracle on the Hudson” https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/opposingbases/927872-ob056-miracle-on-the-hudson.mp3

  1. 4. Patron Alpha Yankee passed his checkride!
  2. 5. Patron India India from ATC Saks. COM sent some center audio feedback.

 

Feedback

 

  1. SGAC Patron Juliet Sierra sent flight following audio.
  2. Patron Mike November Kilo sent audio and has RH going down memory lane.
  3. Patron Whiskey Charlie sent a weather reroute question.
  4. Patron Echo Mike shares some great advice that applies to ATC too.
  5. Patron Mike Kilo shares his Triad fly over story.

 

Mentioned on the show: Domestic Notices

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Sep 13, 2021
OB193: (Ident)ity Crisis, LOA Bias
01:16:16

Episode 193 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: AG and RH go back to ATC basics and discuss a few of our local letters of agreement with surrounding facilities, how that changes your flight path, and how those reroutes relate to airspace.  We also discuss merging target procedures with a duplicate target, flight following, and more of your aviation questions. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Alpha Charlie shares an audio example of “hold for release”.
  2. 2. PATRON Delta Tango gives us an update on private pilot training.
  3. 3. PATRON RWK shares some clarifications on vector to final chat.
  4. 4. PATRON Mike Kilo shares his thoughts on the GPS/Vector to final discussion.

 

Feedback

  1. SGAC Patron Juliet Sierra sent audio feedback about graphical TFRs.
  2. PATRON Golf Mike sent questions about re establishing comms.
  3. PATRON India Hotel got flip flopped so many times it made him dizzy.
  4. PATRON Alpha Alpha Charlie has a question about internation overflights.
  5. PATRON Juliet Bravo sent audio about a traffic alert (of himself).

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Sep 06, 2021
OB192: Above Average But Not Exceptional
01:17:01

Episode 192 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show:  RH and AG heard from the listeners about techniques they use to resolve the RNAV vector to final issue with ATC.  We also discuss local flight following, emergency airspace, and clearances to unknown fixes. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Mike Kilo sent audio about unmonitored navaids.
  2. 2. Dr. Kilo Bravo shares a medical opinion on the hypoxia case we spoke about.
  3. 3. PATRON Joe the Airbus Guy sent some awesome audio.

 

Feedback

  1. Long lost PATRON Captain Nick shares some audio about emergency airspace.
  2. PATRON Charlie Hotel shared audio about his painful push to talk button.
  3. PATRON Whiskey Oscar shared some audio about a local flight.
  4. PATRON Juliet Bravo has a question about a local pop up IFR.
  5. PATRON November Hotel asks about local flight following to and from same airport.
  6. PATRON Juliet Golf sheds light on a confusing clearance.

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Aug 30, 2021
OB191: Too Close For Terps
56:18

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Episode 191 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: How much room below glideslope does a pilot have until they are too close to obstacles?  We hear from the Terps Elf about obstacle clearance on the ILS and the importance of maintaining your vertical path on the glideslope to avoid hitting the ground or obstacles. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. SGAC PATRON SE sent information about the dual transmitters.
  2. 2. PATRON Zulu Zulu sent in a menagerie of older, lost feedback.

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Papa Tango has a question about emergency tags.
  2. PATRON Juliet Mike sent vector to final feedback.
  3. Bravo Delta is back in the airplane after a long break!
  4. Juliet Kilo sent audio feedback.

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Aug 23, 2021
OB190: Know When To Hold 'Em
01:16:28

Episode 190 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: Hold for release phraseology is used every single day throughout the NAS at non-towered airports to expedite IFR clearances.  How should a pilot handle it when they run into a brick wall trying to get their IFR on the ground so they can load up the FMS/GPS?  We discuss our ideas and explain what it means when we use this technique. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Juliet Mike had an interesting exchange with ATC on his way home from AirVenture.
  2. 2. PATRON Mike November shares his thoughts about the show. Thank you!

 

Feedback

  1. SGAC PATRON Charlie Hotel sent in Coffee Class Bravo comments.
  2. PATRON Papa Kilo thought he was hypoxic. What did he tell ATC?
  3. Echo Yankee sent an audio question about flight plan information.
  4. Echo Yankee sent an audio comment about NOTAMS and acronyms.
  5. PATRON Bravo Bravo asked about getting a flight following squawk on the ground at a non-towered airport.
  6. Sierra Golf got an IFR clearance but the information wasn’t passed to the next sector properly. What happened?

Mentioned in the show: https://youtu.be/KKUQ9-zujoc

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Aug 16, 2021
OB189: Inglorious ATC Arguments
01:06:48

Episode 189 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: When pilots and controllers get into an argument on frequency, nobody wins.  It’s a waste of time and can most likely be solved on the ground using a phone.  AG and RH explain what they consider before engaging in an argument or heated discussion on frequency. 

 

Timely Feedback:

 

  1. 1. PATRON Mike Bravo sent a video of his departure from AirVenture on Saturday.
  2. 2. Mike Kilo lives in the middle finger of the mitten state and has a comment.
  3. 3. PATRON Romeo Mike talked with the controller with atrocious settings.

 

Feedback

 

  1. PATRON Whiskey Bravo has a question about Bravo transitions and transponder ID flashes.
  2. PATRON Papa Victor has a question about transmitters.

 

Mentioned on the show: OB188 Live From AirVenture, EAA AirVenture NOTAM

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Aug 09, 2021
OB188: Live at AirVenture 2021
01:40:28

AG and RH are live at EAA AirVenture 2021! We discuss the origins of Opposing Bases, answer live questions from the audience, and hear feedback from our most valuable show supporters. The sounds of EAA AirVenture in the background will make you feel like you were at the live show! Thank you for attending and see you next year!

To learn more about EAA, click here.  Thank you for allowing us to record a show at the Forums! #OSH21

A special thanks to all our Patreon supporters and our volunteer sound guy Alpha Hotel.  You are the best!

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Aug 02, 2021
OB187: Airport Insight
01:16:04

Episode 187 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: When a pilot has the airport in sight, sometimes a visual approach clearance is delayed.  But when the controllers point out the airport and the pilot can’t find the field, it can create problems for ATC.  Find out when super vision helps and when it hurts.  We also discuss law enforcement flights, hazardous missed approaches, and more of your awesome aviation questions. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Alpha Mike Bravo is curious about the recent TRIAD ATC situation.
  2. Sierra Papa has some feedback about “when able, cleared direct . . .” phraseology.
  3. SGAC PATRON Sierra Echo shares some tips on PDC and last minute flight plan changes.

 

Feedback

  1. SGAC PATRON MRM shares thoughts on the show. Welcome to Patreon!
  2. Hotel Bravo seeks some clarification on proper readbacks with altimeter settings.
  3. Tango Sierra is back in the saddle and doing their best to keep up!
  4. PATRON Charlie Alpha has a feedback catchup session: missed approaches and internal pep talks.
  5. Golf Hotel asks our thoughts on company policies that don’t work with our plans.
  6. Tango Alpha has questions about being a good team player while performing emergency and law enforcement flights.

 

Mentioned on the show: (https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2019/aair/ao-2019-041/ )

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.com/.

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Jul 26, 2021
2021 AirVenture NOTAM
01:12:20

Bonus Episode: 2021 EAA AirVenture NOTAM

 

On this week’s episode, we will review some highlights of the 2021 EAA AirVenture NOTAM.  Print the NOTAM and follow along as Romeo Hotel and Mike from the Flying and Life podcast review important changes to this year’s arrival procedures.  As always, fly safely and see you at AirVenture!

 

Helpful links:

 

RH and Mike’s first NOTAM episode: https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/opposingbases/1412947-ob81-eaa-airventure-oshkosh-notam.mp3

 

NOTAM: https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-fly-in-flying-to-oshkosh/eaa-airventure-oshkosh-notam

 

NTSB Safety Alert: http://ntsb.gov/safety/safety-alerts/Documents/SA_053.pdf

 

Watch all 5 videos: https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-fly-in-flying-to-oshkosh/vfr-airventure-arrival-and-departure

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.com/.

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Jul 19, 2021
OB186: Planes Can Never Go Bang Bang
01:15:30

Episode 186 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: A recent video on the internet sparked a conversation about Class Delta air traffic services, a pilot’s responsibility to see and avoid other traffic, and the primary job of air traffic controllers.  In this week’s episode, we will add our thoughts to the conversation.  A link to the video can be found in the show notes.

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. SGAC Patron Darth Pilot responds to OB185 and vectors to final for an RNAV approach.
  2. 2. PATRON Sierra India (fellow controller) shares audio on what his center does everyday.
  3. 3. Romeo Alpha shares some audio about a random run in with ATC.

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Echo Mike sent audio about facility changes and how it effects controllers.
  2. PATRON Juliet Echo Foxtrot asks about atrocious settings on the radar scope.
  3. PATRON Delta Hotel asks about non-ADSB radar identification and traffic alerts.

 

Mentioned on the show: AvWeb’s Paul Bertorelli: https://youtu.be/FM3dmaC4z8E.  A reminder to our listeners: AG and RH do not speak on behalf of the FAA, Department of Transportation, or NATCA.  AG and RH are both rated flight instructors and air traffic controllers.  The hosts of this show express their own opinions.  The follow up blog can be found here.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Jul 19, 2021
OB185: Unvectored, Uncleared, and Unhinged
01:17:16

Episode 185 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: RH and AG discuss the importance of controllers having a basic understanding of the GPS/RNAV approach and vectors versus initial fix usage.  We discuss some easy tips for pilots and controllers to avoid confusion when executing RNAV approaches and issuing clearances.

 

All feedback episode!

 

Feedback

  1. *moved to OB186*
  2. PATRON Echo Charlie wants to know why he didn’t get a “hold for release” clearance.
  3. PATRON Romeo Whiskey shares his solo story!
  4. Tango Mike asked about dual tower frequencies at busier airports.
  5. Juliet Bravo shares more fun facts about military solo operations.
  6. PATRON Tango Bravo asks about IFR route filing with fixes inside center airspace.
  7. PATRON Romoe November wants to know who is who and what is what in the TRACON.
  8. PATRON Echo Bravo want to learn about same runway separation.

 

 

No new question of the week

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.com/.

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Jul 12, 2021
OB184: In the Bosom of the Bravo
01:07:21

Episode 184 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: A pilot explains his decision-making process while experiencing an inflight emergency.  We learn how he dealt with air traffic control, flying the plane, and briefing his passengers.  Great job, Mike Bravo!  We also get an update on the “Mayday Mayday Mayday” episode from earlier this summer. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Charlie Charlie asked for an update on the engine emergency we discussed on our bonus episode earlier this summer. Audio update!
  2. 2. Lima Alpha shares some feedback about Pan Pan usage.
  3. 3. PATRON Echo Charlie shares some feedback about his recent simulator training.
  4. 4. Mike Kilo shares audio regarding another controller’s efforts to keep planes from colliding.

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Kilo Foxtrot says thanks for the show!
  2. PATRON Delta Romeo Hotel asks about remote radio backup battery failures.
  3. Romeo Mike wants to know our thoughts on what his non pilot passengers can do in order to get help if the pilot becomes incapacitated. Can ATC help?
  4. Kilo Charlie is working in congested and complicated airspace. What can they do to help ATC?

 

Mentioned on the show: https://fixingnotams.org/reel-of-telegrams/

 

https://www.change.org/p/the-aviation-community-help-pilots-get-critical-flight-information-fix-the-notam-system

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.com/.

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Jul 05, 2021
OB183: Flights and Wings and Things
01:10:28

Episode 183 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: We are all over the map today.  We discuss through clearances, SIDs, terrain clearance, radio confidence, and non-towered airport pet peeves!  This was a fun show that you won’t want to miss.  Congratulations to everyone that got new ratings, this was a huge week for listener announcements!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Juliet Oscar shares the metrics for a formation flight. Thank you!
  2. 2. PATRON Papa Victor wants some intel on strip scanners.
  3. 3. PATRON Papa Mike asks about “resume own navigation”.
  4. 4. PATRON Sierra India shares the center point of view on Class Delta operations.

 

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Echo Charlie does his best to get under RLH’s skin with some fancy phraseology.
  2. SGAC PATRON Darth Pilot loves a through clearance!
  3. Bravo Tango shares audio.
  4. PATRON Bravo Yankee asks about low and slow guys getting SIDs in their clearance.
  5. PATRON MZ wants to know some more about Center’s work.

 

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Jun 28, 2021
OB182: Runway Picnics and Stranger Danger
01:10:27

Episode 182 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: What happens when our squeeze play doesn’t work out as we had imagined?  Are we guilty of the occasional snarky response on frequency?  Find out on this week’s episode. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Juliet Foxtrot Sierra shares thoughts on top of descent planning.
  2. 2. PATRON Juliet Bravo shares his thoughts on the Mayday Mayday Mayday episode.
  3. 3. PATRON ABM shared two links for your viewing pleasure. One about mental math for descent planning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDGQshynEKA&t=2790s and one about fuel planning:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydogesjgmzU

  1. 4. PATRON Juliet Golf shared a funny story about correcting a controller’s phraseology.
  2. 5. PATRON Echo Hotel shares thoughts on OB181 and gives us a chance to clear something up.

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Golf Mike, the “Unicorn Guy” shared a story about Clam Chowder Bravo ATC.
  2. Bravo Delta explains the visual separation on takeoffs at his airport.
  3. Delta Kilo asks about non formation “group” flying.
  4. Tango Delta asks what we have memorized. We forget.
  5. PATRON Juliet Mike wants to know if “Pan Pan” is still a thing.Spoiler alert, it’s still a thing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan-pan

 

Mentioned on the show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taDgOeu1Ac0

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Jun 21, 2021
OB181: Tactical Dehydration Inquisition
01:09:57

Episode 181 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show:  Required readbacks of instructions can be very confusing for new pilots.  On today’s show, we break down some common exchanges between air traffic control and pilots and discuss what we need to hear and how you can be efficient in your readbacks. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Mike Kilo shares a non-radar story.
  2. 2. Delta Charlie Papa passed the instrument check ride! Congratulations!
  3. 3. PATRON Juliet Golf shares a story about CTAF and TCAS.
  4. 4. PATRON Juliet Mike shares a TCAS story.
  5. 5. Juliet Hotel shares thoughts on the ATSB investigation into the LAHSO operation discussed a few episodes ago.

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Bravo Sierra asks about the differences between Class Delta under a center vs. a Tracon.
  2. Mike Delta asks about required documentation for pilot’s receiving the ATIS.
  3. PATRON Sierra India shares an airport with common circling and IFR cancelation before the manuever.
  4. Tango Kilo asks about flight following in a TRSA.

 

Mentioned on the show: Wings of Carolina Flying Club at TTA airport: http://wingsofcarolina.org/

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Jun 14, 2021
OB180: Uncleared as Filed
01:16:41

Episode 180 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: Can ATC help expedite IFR traffic from non-towered airports?  What tools are available to controllers to help inbounds avoid the dreaded hold or outbounds avoid lengthy departure delays?  Find out on this week’s episode!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON November Mike sends his flight plans to his Mom, too!
  2. 2. PATRON Juliet Mike asked about headings for traffic avoidance.
  3. 3. PATRON Juliet Echo Foxtrot overflew Delta and said hello. Now what?
  4. 4. SGAC PATRON Sierra Echo shares a noise abatement story.

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON November Mike asked about canceling with a tower that just closed.
  2. Mike Lima asked about parallel pattern traffic spacing.
  3. Romeo Whiskey has a great question about descent planning.
  4. Juliet Mike is an instrument pilot! Congratulations!
  5. Foxtrot Alpha Mike asks about reroutes and fuel considerations.
  6. PATRON Papa Tango asks about a target falling off the scope.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Jun 07, 2021
OB179: PIC Talk with Max Trescott
01:16:01

Episode 179 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: Special guest co-host Max Trescott joins us today! Pilot in command (PIC) skills development begins with primary training and never ends.  What tips do AG, RH, and Max share to help pilots become better decision makers and safer aviators?  We also discuss runway changes, noise abatement responsibilities, and some ATC phraseology. 

 

Sad news: Pik-n-Pig restaurant at BQ1 airport burned down.  If you’d like to help them out, please consider donating using this Go Fund Me link and thank you! https://www.gofundme.com/f/supporting-the-pik-n-pig-after-fire?qid=f9016afaed33feb25c1741cdf8da2255

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Patron Echo Golf shares solo military examples.
  2. 2. Patron Juliet Tango questions RH’s terrible short-term memory!
  3. 3. Tango Victor shares an audio confession.
  4. 4. Patron Joe the Airbus Guy shares audio about radar contact over the ocean.

 

Feedback

  1. Romeo Charlie shares audio about noise abatement.
  2. Patron November Sierra has a question about runway changes.
  3. Patron Romeo Mike asks about pronunciation of “contact” versus what sounds like “conact”.
  4. Patron Papa Victor shares some flip flop flub audio.
  5. Juliet Bravo shares an example of another airport with top secret departure runways.
  6. Echo Yankee highlights the differences between GA and Commercial go arounds in low IFR or icing.

Max’s Books – Order online or call 800-247-6553 to order. Check out his website here. Aviation Newstalk podcast.


Max Trescott’s G3000 and G5000 Glass Cockpit Handbook
Max Trescott’s G1000 & Perspective Glass Cockpit Handbook
Max Trescott’s GPS and WAAS Instrument Flying Handbook

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

May 31, 2021
OB178: Radar Contracts
01:14:47

Episode 178 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: What does “Radar Contact” really mean?  What responsibilities does air traffic assume when a pilot hears those magical words?  How do controllers establish radar contact and how does the relationship end?  All this and more on another jam packed episode you don’t want to miss!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Bravo Whiskey provides some very detailed information about LSAs and IMC.
  2. 2. SGAC PATRON “Darth Pilot” shares a request for holding instead of delay vectors.
  3. 3. Kilo Sierra shares some commentary on the airport mentioned a few episodes ago with a busy pattern and a denied go around.

 

Feedback

  1. SGAC PATRON Bravo Sierra asks about reroutes around special events airspace.
  2. PATRON Delta Zulu shares a pirep conundrum and asks for our advice on issuing them.
  3. Papa Whiskey wants to know if talking to a Delta controller well outside their airspace is a good idea. Spoiler alert: it’s always a good idea to let air traffic know you are there!
  4. PATRON Alpha Echo asks about controlled vs. non towered and shares a story.
  5. Juliet Bravo shares some hilarious audio about “breaks” in the tower.

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

May 24, 2021
Mayday, Mayday, Mayday: Emergency Landing
01:02:14

Mayday, Mayday, Mayday!

RH got a chance to sit down with Bravo Foxtrot and discuss a recent emergency landing. We learn all about what happened, how Bravo Foxtrot made the decision to land in the nearby field, and how important his training was to a safe and successful outcome.

May 18, 2021
OB177: Comfort Zone Combat
01:04:47

Episode 177 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: Graduate level tips and tricks that will help pilots and instructors get the most out of ATC services.  We discuss land and hold short chaos, pop up IFR clearances, VFR altitude changes, and practice approaches to closed runways.  This episode is jam packed and you don’t want to miss it!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Patron Charlie Alpha has an idea for a new Opposing Bases T Shirt.
  2. 2. New Patron Juliet Golf shares his thoughts on the IFR reroute comments in OB176.
  3. 3. Patron Bravo Whiskey shares more insight into E-AB planes and IMC.

 

Feedback

  1. Mike Echo from Australia shares a scary (but hilarious) LAHSO story. http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2015/aair/ao-2015-084/

    http://www.atsb.gov.au/media/5774670/ao-2015-084-final.pdf
  2. Patron Alpha Bravo Mike want to know our thoughts on pop up IFR clearances.
  3. Patron Juliet Victor shares a tip for RH and his bucket list.https://www.s-211training.com/.
  4. Patron and fellow controller SI shares some regulations about canceling IFR.
  5. Juliet Foxtrot want to know if he has to get permission to change VFR altitudes.
  6. Patron Delta Papa Papa has a question about practice approaches to a runway construction area.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

May 17, 2021
OB176: Artistically Denied Go Around
01:10:49

Episode 176 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: Can tower deny a go around?  Why would a controller prevent the go around?  What can instructors do to accomplish the lesson in a busy pattern and what information would have been helpful for the controller and the pilots? We also discuss a busy mountain airport's IFR flow, confusing clearances, and diversions.

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Whiskey Bravo shares some thoughts on TV research departments.
  2. 2. Lima Bravo is waiting for eagle activity to show up on the ATIS.
  3. 3. Juliet Golf shares a story of getting and IFR shortcut.

 

Feedback

  1. JFS shares a story of a mountain airport mess: one way in and out.
  2. PATRON Mike Golf has questions about IFR flight plans and clearances.
  3. Julie Charlie has a question about speed control.
  4. PATRON Echo Whiskey wants to share a tip for holding instructions.
  5. PATRON Juliet Papa shares a pet peeve about his company callsign.
  6. PATRON Romeo Mike has a question about divert inquiries.

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

May 10, 2021
OB175: How to Plant a Plane
01:13:19

Episode 175 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss missed approaches to crossing runways and how controllers can mitigate the risks in simultaneous go arounds.  We also discuss the typical shift at TRIAD Tower, tower traffic management techniques, and clearances below the MVA.  Another fun episode you won’t want to miss.

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Zulu Bravo uses Opposing Bases to gently lull him to sleep.
  2. 2. PATRON Mike Kilo shares the background on the DA20 and IFR/IMC.
  3. 3. PATRON Juliet Sierra gives her instructor feedback on the DA20 and IFR training.

 

Show Topic feedback provided by Patron Mike Whiskey.  Great questions!

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON JEC asked about a typical shift at TRIAD Tower.
  2. PATRON JPJ wants the real story on the forklift accident mentioned in OB060.
  3. NMF from the UK shares their techniques for circuit traffic management.
  4. Juliet Foxtrot asks about clearances below MVA.

 

Mentioned on the show: https://fsims.faa.gov/wdocs/8900.1/v05%20airman%20cert/chapter%2002/05_002_009rev1_chg_0a.htm

Eagle audio from CBSNEWS.COM:

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch-trained-eagle-snatches-drones-from-the-sky/#x

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

May 03, 2021
OB174: Lost in Frequency Land
01:16:13

Topic of the show: Which air traffic instructions do we wish required mandatory readbacks?  Are there any instructions that must be confirmed but are not found in the regulations?  We also discuss a recent change at a towered airport which stopped allowing IFR departures off a runway that has been used safely for many years. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Tango Sierra shared our show with a couple list servers. Thank you!
  2. 2. PATRON Hotel Golf sent audio about bonehead instruction from ATC.
  3. 3. PATRON Mike Kilo illustrates user defined waypoint entry: https://youtu.be/Jj73rKDyBhg
  4. 4. PATRON Oscar Charlie has a simple ask for ATC.
  5. 5. PATRON Echo Golf sent audio about PDC and CPDLC.

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Delta Mike sent a question about disappearing runway options for IFR departures and the Terps Elf helps solve the mystery.
  2. November Sierra wants to hear about our checkrides.
  3. Juliet Bravo wants to know if 121.5 is recorded.
  4. PATRON Juliet Hotel shares some more information about “expect” altitudes.
  5. PATRON Captain Nick sent some old audio backlog. We missed his humor!

 

Mentioned on the show: http://www.racecityfo.com/ Come join us for a pancake breakfast fly-in on—- Saturday, May 1, 2021 @ 14A (Lake Norman Airpark), 9-12pm
Talk to professional pilots & air traffic controllers to see what it takes to make this a career!!

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Apr 26, 2021
OB173: Family Flights, Poisonous Bites
01:05:04

Show Notes

AG and RH give their opinions on how to bridge the gap between controllers and pilots on everyday flights.  Don’t be shy.  Tell the controllers what you want or need and you might be surprised at the results.  We discuss incorrect assumptions and the use of plain English with ATC.  We also share some timely advice from a listener about degraded pilot skills with the onset of Spring.  Fly safe and enjoy this week's show! 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON CW explains the LSA IMC rule. http://www.flyrv12.com/slsa-ifr-operation-and-training/
  2. 2. PATRON Bravo Charlie explains his experience with SOFs.
  3. 3. Sierra Delta sent audio about supervisor of flying.
  4. 4. Bravo Delta explains the flights school departure/arrival procedure.
  5. 5. PATRON Bravo Delta is looking for the TRIAD gift shop. #astronauthat

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Papa Mike asks about delay vectors.
  2. Juliet Bravo asks why we can’t just make some Class Bravo’s bigger.
  3. PATRON Romeo Mike asked who is responsible for FICON reports.
  4. PATRON Whisky Charlie shares his use of IDENT.
  5. PATRON Romeo Mike has some timely advice for rusty pilots.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Apr 19, 2021
OB172: Astronaut Hats with Fix Proximity Awareness
01:04:20

Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: This week we will address some of the pilot pet peeves.  What drives you crazy?  How can ATC limit the number of things that drive you crazy?  We also discuss ICAO codes, busy frequencies, and more of your awesome questions and feedback.   

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Mike Kilo shares audio on equipment suffixes.
  2. 2. PATRON Juliet Kilo sent some audio about litigation in aviation. https://h2o.law.harvard.edu/cases/5550/export.
  3. 3. PATRON Delta Sierra comments on last week’s episode.
  4. 4. PATRON Tango Papa shares some audio about military towers.
  5. 5. PATRON Echo Golf shares his military tower experience.
  6. SGAC Patron VAB shares his thoughts on the show. Thank you!

 

Feedback

  1. Audio feedback from an anonymous listener. Thanks!
  2. Mike Whiskey wants to know if we can detect audio signatures.
  3. PATRON Bravo Bravo wants to know what to do at the IAF if the controller didn’t issue an approach clearance.

 

Mentioned: https://youtu.be/EXEuG-MqZtI

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Apr 12, 2021
OB171: Number Two On The Arrival
01:11:07

Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: Why do some center controllers give a landing direction to arrivals up at altitude and some do not?  Why is this information critical on some arrivals?  AG and RH will explain some of the differences between two large Class Bravo airports and how pilots prepare for descent.  We answer your questions and feedback every week on this show.  If you haven’t sent in a question, do it now and we may read it on the show!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON AY soloed! Congratulations!
  2. 2. SGAC Patron BS shared his thoughts on OB170.
  3. 3. PATRON KW sent some cool links about Bonanzas with flares:

 

C35 Price list and specifications – See item 18

https://www.vintagebonanza.com/C35%20Brochure.pdf

 

Bonanza 35 Series Shop Manual – See page164 until heading FLARES (OPTIONAL)

https://aircraftassociates.com/_files/200003154-b7c72b7c74/Bonanza%2035%20Shop%20Manual-compressed.pdf

 

Flippant referral to the flares like it’s totally normal at the top of the seventh page

https://aeroresourcesinc.com/proj98-ci/WebContent/uploads/198506-1947-82%20Beech%20V-Tail%20Bonanza.pdf

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Charlie Hotel sent in audio when a controller ruined the surprise.
  2. PATRON Delta Sierra wants to know the differences between civilian and military facilities.
  3. Bravo Echo sent his first solo audio.
  4. SGAC PATRON MC asks about busy pattern work and solo controller work.
  5. PATRON Bravo Whiskey asked about using “experimental” in the remarks section.
  6. Juliet Charlie asked about “ident” without being told to first.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Apr 05, 2021
OB170: Unquenchable Flaming Magnesium
01:13:51

Episode Notes

 

Topic of the show: What drives us crazy from the pilot side and the controller side?  AG and RH discuss their pet peeves, flame throwing airplanes, noise abatement headings, and much more. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. SGAC PATRON BS shares his thoughts about tower sequencing plans.
  2. SGAC PATRON DE enjoyed the contact approach episode.
  3. PATRON CW showed a Stinson SR-5A from the 1930s with a flare launching control panel.
  4. PATRON Joe the Airbus Guy has solved the equipment suffix issue.
  5. Papa Tango enjoyed OB169 and “ATC 101”
  6. PATRON CA is showcasing our Opposing Bases merchandise on her world tour.

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON DM asks about noise abatement versus assigned headings.
  2. PATRON MG shares audio about the last show and his ability to understand some aviation lingo after hearing our banter.
  3. PATRON PM wonders if we have ever heard of this type of departure procedure.
  4. PATRON JM got a terrible clearance and wants to know if he is missing anything.
  5. JC asks about equipment suffix changes and routing changes as a result.

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Mar 29, 2021
OB169: Panic Vectors, Cheesy Peppers
01:10:54

Episode 169

Topic of the show:  What types of factors are taken into consideration when a tower controller is deciding the sequence?  What tools are available to keep traffic flowing safely and efficiently?  AG and RH will discuss their methods for organizing aircraft at the TRIAD. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Mike Kilo has a question about equipment suffixes for pop up IFR clearances.
  2. 2. PATRON Echo Hotel comments on our Class Bravo flying series.
  3. 3. PATRON Sierra Echo comments on PDC and his use of ForeFlight.
  4. 4. PATRON Alpha Bravo Mike provides a very good example of a contact approach.

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Hotel Golf has a complaint!
  2. Romeo Sierra takes us back to a comment we made a long time ago.
  3. PATRON TSC sent audio feedback about ODPs.
  4. Delta Charlie asked about contract towers and quality control.

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Mar 22, 2021
OB168: Under There. Under Where?
01:03:34

Topic of the show: AG and RH are in catch-up mode again.  We are all over the map this week with PDCs, VFR MVA warnings, Procedure Turns, ODPs, and feedback from the Terps Elf!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. SGAC PATRON Juliet Oscar was doing “Mach 135” on the way to TRIAD.
  2. 2. SGAC PATRON Papa Charlie has caught up on episodes but still has some questions.
  3. 3. SGAC PATRON Sierra Echo has a question about PDCs.
  4. 4. SGAC Local Mike Bravo got a strange MVA warning on his VFR flight around the TRIAD.
  5. SGAC Charlie Mike has a question about losing comms before terminating radar service.

 

Feedback

  1. Sierra Bravo asks about tower assigned headings versus ODPs.
  2. PATRON Mike Mike From Under the Clam Chowder Bravo asks the Terps Elf for some help understanding a note on a procedure.
  3. Romeo Lima has an IFR clearance story on floats.

 

Mentioned: MVA Maps to ForeFlight: https://github.com/dark/faa-mva-kml

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Mar 15, 2021
OB167: Reach Out and Touch ATC
59:32

Topic of the show: What are contact approaches?  Why don’t we use them more often?  AG and RH discuss this rarely used approach and discuss some examples where they may come in handy for the pilot and ATC. 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. Juliet Bravo offers some thoughts on helicopter altitudes.
  2. 2. PATRON Papa Victor heard some new phraseology.
  3. 3. PATRON Hotel Kilo shares his night landing story.
  4. 4. PATRON Bravo Juliet offers the real stealth secrets.
  5. 5. Golf Mike says hello.

 

Feedback

  1. Juliet Papa Charlie shares his night landing story.
  2. PATRON Echo Alpha has a great way to remember to close your flight plan. Links mentioned: 1800wxbrief.com , https://www.faasteamtv.com/SafetyCenter/Leidos2018/ 
  3. PATRON Echo Alpha has a story about an approach clearance to a closed runway.
  4. Juliet Lima Hotel asks about using guard frequency.

 

Mentioned on the show: https://www.boldmethod.com/learn-to-fly/navigation/what-is-a-contact-approach-and-how-do-you-fly-it/

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Mar 08, 2021
OB166: Class Bravo Operations, Part 2
01:11:17

Topic of the show: Class Bravo VFR Operations.  AG and RH break down the responses from two experienced Class Bravo controllers regarding VFR services, air work near the boundaries, and visibility on the ground in underlying non-towered airports.  This is the second episode in our Class Bravo airspace discussion. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. SGAC PATRON Bravo Juliet shared a first-hand story of Exercise Valiant Shield. Link below.
  2. 2. Papa Tango shared his ideas on the creative use of flares on the Bonanza.
  3. 3. Alpha Charlie heard RH on radar a couple weeks ago and shared his thoughts.

 

Feedback

  1. SGAC Delta Charlie Whiskey has a question about terminating radar services when the controller is busy.
  2. SGAC PATRON Darth Pilot shared a story about VFR services in a busy Class Bravo!
  3. PATRON Charlie Sierra has a question about missed approaches on a visual at a non towered airport. https://www.boldmethod.com/learn-to-fly/regulations/how-to-fly-go-arounds-from-visual-approaches-atc/

 

Mentions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exercise_Valiant_Shield

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.com/.

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Mar 01, 2021
Extra Ketchup, No Mustard
01:13:01

Extra Episode Show Notes

 

AG and RH spend an entire episode on listener questions.  We are all over the map on this special episode.  Enjoy!

 

Link mentioned in today’s show: https://www.kirtland.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2471177/air-traffic-controller-at-kirtland-afb-credited-with-saving-cv-22-crew-aircraft/fbclid/IwAR1dmXhR0mWdZDedff3E6q8H9qHHvSORGUlpi973qDpoMICQXd6kBdg2VMU/

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.com/.

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Feb 26, 2021
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Feb 23, 2021
OB165: Class Bravo Operations
01:11:30

Episode 165 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: This week, we will share our thoughts on maximizing the use of air traffic control while flying in and around Class Bravo airspace.  We also discuss using airports at night without runway lights and our tips on how to be a successful air traffic trainee.  Thanks to Patrons DCW and EH for the great questions.

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON MZ shares some information about the stealth planes seen during the Super Bowl. Links below.
  2. 2. PATRON JS shares his thoughts on landing on an unlit field.
  3. 3. PATRON KW shares some interesting facts about early model Bonanzas and flares.
  4. 4. PATRON MK shares his thoughts on using unlit fields.

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON MSS works in a different world of managing traffic.
  2. Mike Sierra is control in training and asks for our advice on being a successful trainee.
  3. Tango Victor recently soloed!
  4. PATRON DCW wants to know if there is standard phraseology for getting flight following and a code starting on the ground at a Class D airport.

 

Mentioned on the show: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1999_F-117A_shootdown, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luneburg_lens,

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.com/.

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Feb 22, 2021
OB164: IMC Soup Sandwich
01:07:26

Episode 164 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: What happens when the radar controller gives you an expected instruction and the tower controller issues you a different instruction?  Which instruction should the pilot follow?  AG and RH will offer their opinion on how to handle this situation as a pilot and offer some explanation on what may be happening in the background.  We also discuss departing under VFR when the weather is IFR, Class Bravo boundaries, and more of your awesome questions and feedback!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Kilo Whiskey shares his thoughts on wasted words over the radio.
  2. 2. Kilo Sierra offers a funny analogy on wasted radio calls.
  3. 3. PATRON Tango Kilo Hotel is curious about stealth technology on the Super Bowl flights.
  4. 4. PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie explains his regional pilot comment in last week’s episode.

 

Feedback

  1. SGAC PATRON Alpha Bravo Charlie wants to know how to pass on important messages to pilots.
  2. PATRON Bravo Foxtrot shared this video:https://youtu.be/-xjbvz-vE2E
  3. PATRON Delta Echo Whiskey asks about Victor airways and skirting Class Bravo airspace.
  4. Charlie Kilo wants to know how to handle a unique weather issue departing a non-towered airport and sent this link:(https://www.boldmethod.com/learn-to-fly/regulations/imc-reported-with-vmc-weather-seen-first-hand/).

 

Mentioned: https://wingswoodswaters.com/ Wings, Woods & Waters is a scenic flight and Maine guide service owned and operated by Thomas Coleman.  Born and raised in the Kennebec Valley and Moosehead Lake region, Thomas will fly you and your family above north western Maine giving you a tour of the area’s natural features and history.  Book a customized trip to see your own special areas or book a remote fly fishing experience into areas seldom fished.

 

Question of the Week/Month Can a pilot legally depart an airport at night using a runway with no runway lights?  Send your answer to feedback@opposingbases.com

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com .You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.com/.

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Feb 15, 2021
OB163: Can You See Me Now?
01:11:10

Episode 163 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: Why are we still advertising ILS approaches when it’s VFR weather?  What types of elements are included in the decision to switch to visual approaches?  We discuss what factors are in play including forecasted weather, sequencing, tower visibility, and pilot’s ability to see the airport.  Video mentioned in the show: https://youtu.be/3aNckvzhbFU

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. SGAC PATRON Bravo Juliet shares a fatigue story and safety elves.
  2. 2. SGAC PATRON Bravo Sierra shares his bucket list. One of them is the VFR corridor up the Hudson which another Patron did recently: https://youtu.be/aqqpjiLRUsM
  3. 3. PATRON Juliet Bravo shares his thoughts on the ODP episodes.
  4. 4. We share some feedback related to the radio sin of all radio sins: “Any traffic in the area, please advise”. And this article drives the point home: https://bruceair.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/2151/
  5. 5. PATRON Juliet Charlie offers a new perspective on the lack of training on ODPs.

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie shares an awesome audio question about persistent deviance from required readback phraseology.
  2. PATRON Juliet Sierra got fooled by our hateful sound effects.
  3. Papa Bravo shared audio about a balked missed approach at TRIAD. We share our thoughts.

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Feb 09, 2021
OB162: Radio Sinners, Record Player Spinners
01:06:59

Episode 162 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: RH and AG are all over the map this week.  We discuss sequencing in the pattern, flying tracks vs. assigned headings, go arounds, VFR callup phraseology, and much more! 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Juliet Hotel shares his thoughts on ODPs and mountain flying.
  2. 2. PATRON Juliet Charlie Delta defends the solo RH episode.
  3. 3. PATRON Mike Bravo shares a story highlighted in a recent episode of AOPA’s “There I was” https://aopa.org/news-and-media/podcasts/podcasts/there-i-was Episode 26.
  4. 4. PATRON Charlie Alpha thinks we can make a great side show about old technology and shared https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/loose-units-the-podcast/id1445344726?i=1000424947339 (around minute 8:30).

 

Feedback

  1. SGAC PATRON Delta Golf sent audio feedback about his Cheratoga PA-32, ADS-B, and O2 systems. Check out these articles: https://www.boldmethod.com/learn-to-fly/aircraft-systems/oxygen-systems/ https://www.risingup.com/fars/info/part23-1447-FAR.shtml
  2. PATRON Delta Charlie wants to clarify the VFR callup order of information.
  3. PATRON Juliet Victor understands about cats and asks about go-arounds.
  4. Sierra Delta Sierra explains what the meaning is behind his name for an airport in PA.
  5. Lima Whiskey Foxtrot wants to know our thoughts on flying a track versus a heading.
  6. PATRON Juliet Hotel shares his thoughts on “Ready in Sequence”.
  7. November Quebec asks about transponder inop in Bravo airspace.
  8. Lima Golf has a good reason to use “Ready in Sequence”.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Feb 01, 2021
Obstacle Departure Procedures, Part 2
01:06:10

Bonus: ODP’s, Part 2

 

This episode is a follow up to our first bonus episode on Obstacle Departure Procedures (released on 1/12/2021).  If you haven't listened to that episode, go do that first! All feedback is specific to ODPs.  We review some errors and discuss elements of the procedures which led to some dialogue with our listeners.  Enjoy! 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Feb 01, 2021
OB161: Heading Shmeading
01:05:03

Episode 161 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: This week on Opposing Bases, we clear up an error we made on last week’s episode concerning VFR climbs on an IFR flight plan.  We also discuss a myriad of topics and dig deep into the inbox.  You won’t want to miss this week’s episode!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Charlie Whiskey shares his thoughts on an RH solo episode. We need more AG!
  2. PATRON Charlie Mike shares his thoughts on the ODP bonus episode.
  3. PATRON Mike Kilo illustrates the phraseology we can use as controllers to approve a VFR climb request on an IFR flight plan. Outstanding! Thank you.  See it in action on this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl9wPFAYbcQ&t=55s
  4. PATRON Juliet Hotel points out you can climb in VFR on an IFR flight plan.
  5. PATRON Echo Golf has a way to get the MVA maps into ForeFlight. Thank you! https://youtu.be/WNU4fWA8BBw If you have any questions about loading this data into ForeFlight, his email address is listed on the video.  *This is for informational purposes only and should not be used for navigation.*

 

Feedback

  1. Alpha Kilo shares a video of the circling approach at LGA. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!https://youtu.be/eyyZKsOMW9o
  2. PATRON Juliet Juliet shares his feedback on the show and long runs.
  3. PATRON Papa Victor has a question about clearance readbacks and use of some different phraseology.
  4. PATRON Tango Sierra Charlie shares some information on landing on water.
  5. PATRON Echo Hotel shares a circling approach into a busy NJ airport.
  6. The Terps Elf answers a listener question.  If you have a specific question about a procedure in your area, click https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/procedures/.

 

Mentions on the show: Flight of Four F15’s out of JFK: https://youtu.be/a8PLwFtPllk  

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Jan 26, 2021
OB160: Departing VFR vs. IFR
01:11:31

Episode 160 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: Your two favorite air traffic controllers discuss the difference between departing a non-towered airport VFR in VMC looking to pick up your IFR clearance in the air versus an IFR departure with a clearance issued on the ground.  Do you know the difference in procedures? 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Sierra Bravo shares his thoughts on our ODP episode.
  2. 2. PATRON Bravo Hotel shared a link to some helpful, big picture MVA maps (not for navigation).

 

Feedback

  1. Delta Sierra asks about climbing VFR on an IFR flight plan.
  2. PATRON Juliet Papa shares audio about circling and low weather.
  3. Sierra Bravo shares two video links to highlight runway directional lights and beacons:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qxydd7k6047qm61/RW28SnowyNorth.mov?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7byzjosibe6zu3l/RW10SnowyNorth.mov?dl=0

  1. Foxtrot Charlie shares another reason to use the LOC for departure.
  2. PATRON Mike Echo Hotel shares her flight following story with a busy controller.
  3. Mike Zulu shares thoughts on the show and offers some advice to RH.
  4. PATRON Alpha Bravo Mike shared a circling in low weather video. See link below.
  5. Kilo Whiskey compliments our superior pronunciation skills.

 

Mentioned on today’s show:  MVA Maps: https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/digital_products/mva_mia/mva/

 

Plane Tales about Israel flight: http://airlinepilotguy.com/operation-yonatan/

 

PATRON ABM missed on a circling approach video: https://youtu.be/df1esUDkvQA 

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Jan 18, 2021
Bonus: Obstacle Departure Procedures
01:40:35

Bonus: Obstacle Departure Procedures with Max Trescott

 

Topic of the show: In the first part of this bonus episode, RH interviews Max Trescott about Obstacle Departure Procedures and 14 CFR Part 91 regulations regarding the application and use of these vital procedures.  In the second part of the episode, we break down the comments made by a listener regarding Obstacle Departure Procedures, Part 91 compliance, and personal departures off of airports with no instrument approaches or ODPs.  We also discuss the importance of preflight planning to determine aircraft performance as it relates to surrounding terrain.  The audio only version will be available in all podcast players.  PATRONS have access to a video version with a visual narrative of the discussion. If you'd like to follow along and support the show, click here.

 

Mentioned on the show:

"Aviation News Talk" podcast hosted by our guest Max Trescott

Not Enough Departures” by Mark Kolber

Departing IFR Without Guidance” by Jeff Van West

What Are Standard Takeoff Minimums” by Sarah Fritts

FAA Instrument Procedures Handbook

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Jan 15, 2021
OB159: Terps Elf's Secrets Revealed
01:12:05

Episode 159 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: Why do some approaches say “NA at Night”?  The Terps Elf will do his best to answer this question.  We also discuss the use of aircraft types in ATC instructions, minimum vectoring altitudes, flight following in a practice area, and more of your awesome questions and feedback! 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. A P2012 expert sent feedback about the replacement of the C402.
  2. 2. Kilo Kilo shares a story about IFR cancelation.

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Bravo Bravo sent an audio question about callsigns with aircraft type.
  2. PATRON Golf Tango sent his super amazing bucket list via audio.
  3. PATRON Charlie Mike sent an MVA question.
  4. PATRON Tango Charlie asks about UHF frequencies.
  5. PATRON Bravo Bravo has a question about flight following in a practice area.

 

 

Mentions: PATRON November Tango sent https://ablecompany502pir.org/files/FM_24-6_June_1945.pdf with page 18 being the one that shows the 5 x 5 methodology to describe radio signal strength. https://ablecompany502pir.org/files/FM_24-6_June_1945.pdf (Page 18).  Also PATRON Charlie Hotel sent https://www.esri.com/news/arcnews/summer07articles/a-brief-history.html about history of aeronautical charting.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.

Jan 11, 2021
OB158: ATC Strips and Spritz
01:06:31

Episode 158 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: Happy New Year and welcome to 2021.  AG and RH discuss a veritable cornucopia of aviation feedback including canceling flight plans, gaming the system for release times, old school nav aids, leaky towers, and aviation bucket list items.  This week’s episode will be a lot of fun.  Enjoy!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Echo Hotel sent a link about the cement/beacon system used over 100 years ago. https://www.messynessychic.com/2013/11/15/the-forgotten-giant-arrows-that-guide-you-across-america/
  2. 2. Sierra Golf sent in some more feedback about how pilots used the lights and arrows to navigate at night.
  3. 3. PATRON Juliet Hotel asks about flight plans timing out or falling out of the sytem.
  4. 4. PATRON Delta Papa is a CFII. Congratulations!
  5. 5. Juliet Mike shared his tips on remembering to close your flight plan/cancel IFR.
  6. PATRON Joe the Airbus Guy shared a story of how pilots used to manage their own release times creatively.

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Echo Sierra shares his aviation bucket list using audio.
  2. PATRON Charlie Whiskey crossed this item off his list and hopes it never happens again.
  3. PATRON Charlie Hotel has a question about VFR codes.
  4. PATRON Charlie Mike sent an audio question about tower spray/chem trails?
  5. Romeo Kilo wants to thank some center controllers and aks a question about frequency bleed over.

 

Mentions: https://www.ifr-magazine.com/charts-plates/a-visual-in-imc/

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.com/.

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Jan 04, 2021
OB157: Better Routing, Less Pouting
01:16:40

Episode 157 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: Echo Hotel wants our thoughts and opinions on handling a pilot that forgets to cancel his/her IFR flight plan at a non-towered airport.  Is a Brasher Warning and possible pilot deviation/violation necessary?  What do we suggest to avoid this issue and prevent the discussion from even happening?  A special thanks to PATRON Max Trescott, host of Aviation News Talk podcast for producing such an amazing show.  If you’d like to hear the episode in question, check it out here! Thank you, PATRON Echo Charlie for the show title idea!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON RWK offers his input on departing IFR/VFR from a Class D when it’s busy or they are delayed.
  2. 2. PATRON Mike Kilo offers some context to the “cleared straight-in” phraseology.
  3. 3. PATRON Sierra Bravo answer the Question of the Week about ODPs. Please refer to FAR 14 CFR 91.123 Compliance with ATC clearances and instructions. We will follow up on items in this feedback in a future show.  Stay tuned.
  4. 4. November Hotel offers an alternate plan to get around the busy NE corridor. Use caution, results may vary. #WestVirginiaReroute

Feedback

  1. PATRON Charlie Mike sent an audio question about SPECI weather.
  2. PATRON Golf Tango sends kind words from really far away!
  3. PATRON Lobster Charlie Hotel asks about punishment clearances to places that sound terrible.
  4. Delta November wants us to decipher some phraseology. What is “app req”?
  5. Kilo Sierra wants to share kind words with Vietnam approach. Thank you!

 

Mentions:  https://thesurveystation.com/map-of-ngs-airway-beacons/

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.com/.

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Dec 28, 2020
OB156: Airborne Clearances and Balloon Appearances
01:07:55

Episode 156 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: This week, we discuss the technique of picking up an IFR clearance in the air.  What are the pitfalls?  Why doesn’t this always work?  What can pilots do to increase efficiency and remain safe under IFR?

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. 1. PATRON Mike Romeo/controller explains the balloons: https://loon.com/
  2. 2. PATRON Juliet Hotel clarifies the reroute altitude from OB155.
  3. 3. PATRON Delta Mike sent his answer to the question of the week (NA ODP).
  4. 4. PATRON Oscar Charlie sent his answer to the question of the week (NA ODP).
  5. 5. PATRON Golf Mike sent a selfie in the new hoodie. Merry Christmas!

 

Feedback

  1. Kilo Quebec sent audio about reporting points in Class Bravo.
  2. PATRON Mike November sent a story about a controller’s technique for increasing safety in a chaotic session.
  3. PATRON Golf Down Under sent in audio about his first balloon solo!

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com.

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Dec 22, 2020
OB155: Garbage Phraseology
01:10:15

Episode 155 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: AG and RH dig deep into the feedback and discuss straight-in approach phraseology requirements, reroutes, ODP requirements, and much, much more.  This week is packed with information you won’t want to miss.

 

Timely Feedback:

 

  1. 1. PATRON Romeo Charlie has a good reason to use “in sequence” phraseology.
  2. 2. PATRON Golf Mike and the six degrees of separation with Antarctica.
  3. 3. PATRON Juliet Hotel went from NJ to NC via West Virginia.
  4. 4. PATRON Juliet Hotel said HAF is getting a new ODP for Runway 30!

 

https://www.faa.gov/aero_docs/acifp/2017071023410701005-HAF/CA_KHAF_ODP_HALF%20MOON%20BAY_ONE_S.pdf

 

https://www.faa.gov/aero_docs/acifp/2017071023410701005-HAF/CA_KHAF_ODP_HALF%20MOON%20BAY_ONE_F.pdf

 

https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/procedures/application/?event=directory&directory=2017071023410701005-HAF&type=acifp&nasrId=HAF

 

https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/procedures/application/?event=directory&directory=2017071023410701006-HAF&type=acifp&nasrId=HAF

 

  1. 5. Delta Whiskey has a “square your base” story.
  2. PATRON/Controller Echo Golf shares his thoughts on “ready in sequence”.
  3. PATRON Romeo Whiskey Kilo suggests the Flightstream 210 or 510 for IFR clearance input in the GPS.

 

Feedback

 

  1. PATRON November Mike points out a controller mistake with straight-in phraseology. Warning: we all mess this up!
  2. Romeo Romeo/Controller wants to clear the air on “continue” phraseology.
  3. PATRON Charlie Mike sent audio about IFR altitude changes.
  4. PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie sent audio about runway control.
  5. PATRON Bravo Sierra had a strange traffic display.

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com.

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Dec 15, 2020
OB154: Antarctic Reroute
01:10:20

Episode 154 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: This week, we discuss how pilots can plan ahead for the inevitable routing complexity when operating on the east coast through various Class Bravo airports.  What tools are available in electronic flight bags to help you plan ahead? How can you safely expedite departure and be prepared for enroute changes?

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Bravo Charlie sent in some information about the amphibian ratings question. https://www.seaplanepilotsassociation.org/resources/faq/airman-issues/
  2. PATRON Mike Echo Delta thanks us for the video explaining the TEB circling maneuver.
  3. PATRON Sierra Echo sends his thoughts on “in sequence”.
  4. PATRON Romeo Whiskey Kilo has an airport layout that makes “in sequence” relevant.
  5. PATRON Alpha Kilo has glider feedback.
  6. PATRON Kilo Whiskey has a amphibian/seaplane story.

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Oscar Charlie had a question for the TERPS Elf and we got an answer! Links mentioned: https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/procedures/application/?event=directory&directory=2016022427481901001-HAF-NDBR&type=ndbr&nasrId=HAF), and https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/procedures/ifp_initiation/ .
  2. Papa Kilo shares some easy to use fatigue advice.
  3. Kilo Kilo shares a his solo story.
  4. Sierra Papa wants an explanation of “square your base”.

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.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.

Dec 07, 2020
OB153: Circular Logic
01:06:11

Episode 153 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show:  AG and RH continue the conversation about circling approaches.  We discuss circling for sea planes, large jets into TEB, and airplanes without GPS.  Mentioned in the discussion: https://news.aviation-safety.net/2019/03/13/ntsb-continuation-of-unstabilized-approach-stall-caused-learjet-crash-near-teterboro/  What does this approach look like from the flight deck when flown properly?  Check this video out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UZG3sjeYgI&t=211s 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Juliet Mike encountered a busy controller in the SFRA.
  2. PATRON Tango Sierra Charlie clarifies some points about our discussion of circling approaches.
  3. PATRON November Tango and Papa Tango are helping solve our Antarctica issue. Thank you! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_LC-130
  4. PATRON Oscar Charlie sent in some circling feedback.
  5. PATRON Tango Mike sent in an article about establishing new towers. https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ato/service_units/mission_support/faa_contract_tower_program/media/Establishment_Discontinuance_Criteria_for_Airport_Traffic_Control_Towers_APO-90-7.pdf

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Bravo Foxtrot sent a video playback of a pilot that squawked 7700 on takeoff. What would we do? https://youtu.be/uDJHMF7x9jU
  2. Charlie Whiskey flies gliders and wants to know how they impact ATC.
  3. PATRON Mike Foxtrot sent a link https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2017/october/pilot/turbine-pro-pilot and wants our opinion on “ready in sequence”.
  4. Bravo Lima asks about “blocking” airspace.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com.

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Dec 01, 2020
OB152: Circling Frozen Turkeys
01:05:39

Episode 152 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss the differences between circling maneuvers at a towered airport and a non-towered airport, circling maneuvers for seaplanes, and circling maneuvers designed to keep a safe distance from surrounding airports.  Articles mentioned: http://code7700.com/pdfs/bca/bca_non-circle_circling_2017-09.pdf, https://code7700.com/kteb_circling_conundrum.htm, https://code7700.com/rot_vdp.htm

 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Bravo Charlie and former resident of Latvia tells us a little about aviation in that country.
  2. PATRON Mike Romeo has something to add to proper radio frequency change etiquette.

 

Feedback

  1. Sierra Bravo offers insight into the difficulty finding airports at night.
  2. PATRON Charlie Mike from the Frozen North asks about “N/A at Night” on local approach plates. Check out these articles from AOPA: https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2016/june/20/not-authorized-at-night and

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2016/june/27/ifr-fix   written by Dan Namowitz at AOPA.

  1. November Quebec wants to know how busy a non-towered airport has to be in order to get a new tower.
  2. PATRON Alpha Lima laments about being denied practice approaches at TRIAD due to a frequency issue.

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com.

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Nov 24, 2020
OB151: Navigation Failures
01:10:20

Episode 151 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: What are you required to do in the event of an equipment malfunction?  Can you prepare for this event with the use of electronic flight bags?  RH and AG give their tips on avoiding confusion when your equipment quits and you need ATC to help out.

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. Sierra Hotel sent in audio of RH on the mid.
  2. PATRON Echo Hotel wants filing advice for the Big Apple Iron Triangle flight plan.
  3. Juliet Alpha Lima has a question about our intro phraseology.
  4. PATRON Juliet Mike sent in audio about his bucket list.
  5. PATRON Alpha Whiskey sent in real life, actual circling to land examples.
  6. PATRON Mike Kilo sent in audio with a reference for correct pilot callsign phraseology.

 

Feedback

 

  1. PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie sent in audio about an unusual pilot request.
  2. Bravo Romeo asks about weather deviations.
  3. PATRON Oscar Charlie sent an audio exchange regarding survey work with radar services.
  4. PATRON Charlie Alpha shares a fatigue story for the record books. #greencat

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com.

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Nov 17, 2020
OB150: ATC Hack with a Screamer in the Back
01:07:44

Episode 150 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: This week we discuss a technique for getting faster flight following and help from ATC when navigating in the NAS.  We also get to more of your great questions about phraseology, strange requests from pilots, tracks vs. headings, and a short list of things we wish center controllers knew about low level TRACONS.

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Romeo Lima Hotel shares and article from http://www.mastery-flight-training.com/
  2. PATRON Mike Foxtrot shared a pirep about a screaming passenger.
  3. PATRON Mike Foxtrot shared his thoughts on the Army!
  4. PATRON Bravo Charlie Tango got his commercial rating! Congratulations!
  5. PATRON Mike Kilo shared some great articles about straight in approaches and the traffic pattern.  https://www.ifr-magazine.com/technique/which-way-to-turn/ and https://www.faa.gov/documentlibrary/media/advisory_circular/ac_90-66b.pdf
  6. PATRON Alpha Lima wants to know if every facility gives out IFR cookies.

 

Feedback

  1. Papa Tango has a question about numerical phraseology and release times.
  2. PATRON Mike November Mike (fellow controller) has a question about AG and RH using ERAM.
  3. Papa Bravo sent a clip of the saga like ATIS at Triad.https://youtu.be/XwczNQDIuH8
  4. Mike Charlie has equipment that will show track versus heading.

 

Question of the Week/Month What item have your crossed off your aviation bucket list?  Send us an email: feedback@opposingbases.com.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.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.

Nov 11, 2020
OB149: Half a Million Snarky Squawks
01:14:11

Episode 149 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: This week we spend some time answering your aviation and air traffic questions about airspace, point outs, emergencies, large consolidated tracons, departure procedures, callsign abbreviations, and radar displays.  This episode has a little of everything! 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Hotel Golf sent audio about his first solo!
  2. PATRON Whiskey Charlie tells his scary transponder/first solo story!
  3. PATRON Mike Echo Delta sent in a first solo video and a scary story about a follow up solo.
  4. PATRON November Tango sent in audio feedback about large tracons.

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Juliet Mike sent an audio question about callsign abbreviations.
  2. Juliet Papa Charlie sent a story about a missed line on the SID.
  3. Sierra Bravo has a Delta/Delta transition question.
  4. Mike Sierra sent in feedback about the KC-10 dual launch dream.
  5. PATRON Bravo Foxtrot sent a link to a video about an unconscious crew member and asked about emergency display on our scope.
  6. Juliet Whisky want to get our take on Warrior vs. Cherokee.
  7. PATRON Mike Delta asks about Class Bravo clips on an IFR flight plan.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.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.

Nov 02, 2020
OB148: No Place for Overconfidence
01:06:53

Episode 148 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: This week we revisit the Washington, D.C. Special Flight Rules Area, some more solo stories, and more of our listener’s awesome feedback and questions. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Echo Bravo has a question about transponders and ADS-B.
  2. PATRON Local Mike Bravo sent audio proof of his amazing call to ATC.
  3. PATRON November Romeo has some pre-solo questions.
  4. Whiskey Bravo presents another tale about shirt tails.
  5. Romeo Hotel Mike wants to know why they call it a Brasher Warning? Check out this article.

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Hotel Golf sent audio about the DC SFRA and we got answers from the experts that work that airspace. Thank you, PCT! We really appreciate your answers and your help educating the pilots that listen to our show!
  2. Alpha Hotel asks about overnight cargo operations and staffing.
  3. PATRON Romeo Juliet Mick asks about readback of VFR departure instructions.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.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.

Oct 26, 2020
OB147: Sector to Sector on Vectors
01:16:21

Episode 147 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: Tell us about your first solo!  Were you ready?   Did you instructor adequately prepare you for the unknown?  Did you have fun?  Were you scared?  AG and RH share some listener stories and get to some more great questions and feedback.  Enjoy the show!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. Captain Dana and RH met for dinner in the TRIAD.
  2. PATRON Juliet Hotel sent in some information about non-towered airport traffic count.
  3. PATRON Bravo Sierra sent this link about filing NASA and ASRS Reports. https://www.boldmethod.com/learn-to-fly/regulations/how-to-file-a-nasa-asrs-report/
  4. Looking for the most terrifying marriage proposal ever accomplished by a pilot? Check this out:https://youtu.be/kxTAjVGN4CE?t=114

 

Feedback

  1. November Sierra explains and awkward exchange between ATC and the PIC.
  2. OPS 2” shares their opinion on NOTAMs.
  3. PATRON Whiskey Charlie wants to know who crushed the fun ATCer’s soul?
  4. PATRON Juliet Hotel wants to know why Class C controllers sometimes send pattern work packing.
  5. PATRON Delta Zulu has a question related to the disappearing VORs.
  6. PATRON Hotel Bravo has a question about Presidential TFRs, specifically https://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices/2020/Jun/Bedminster_TFR.pdf

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.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.

Oct 20, 2020
OB146: Feedback Fountain
01:13:32

Episode 146 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: AG and RH catch up on a variety of questions from listeners: HIWAS, Radio Checks, Student Pilot Solos, Fatigue, and many more. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Kilo Kilo sent the rest of the open door story! #Latch
  2. SGAC PATRON Bravo Sierra  sent in his solo story. 
  3. PATRON Mike Kilo sent audio from TRIAD airspace.
  4. PATRON Tango Papa sends his thoughts about the lessons learned from the stuck mic.
  5. PATRONs Juliet Echo Charlie and Bravo Sierra sent in audio from their flying meet-up!

 

Feedback

  1. Romeo Juliet Whisky has a question about facility identifiers.
  2. PATRON Delta Tango Whiskey sent a link to Fly Girl Kelly’s emergency landing story. https://youtu.be/HaeOHWxs6tY
  3. 3. Romeo Bravo Bravo, local pilot from TCAS Harbor, sends his thoughts.
  4. 3.5. PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie sent in an audio questions about wind readouts on takeoff.
  1. 4. TERPS Elf RW has a comment and question about HIWAS.
  2. 5. Hotel Bravo shares a general aviation fatigue story.
  3. 6. PATRON Charlie Alpha Whiskey shares a link to an inflight marriage proposal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Pc7VjJatM8&feature=youtu.be  Congratulations!
  4. Sierra Yankee shares his advice for his students on radio testing before takeoff.

 

Question of the Week/Month Were you adequately prepared for your first solo?  Or do you think you needed more time?  Send an email to feedback@opposingbases.com  and share your story. 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.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.

Oct 12, 2020
Lifelong Commitment to Aviation
01:07:08

Lifelong Commitment to Aviation with Ron Horton

 

-CFII, Designated Pilot Examiner (Single Engine Private, Commercial, and CFI Add-Ons)

-Volunteer Pilot for Angel Flight and Airlift Hope

-Cirrus Training Center Instructor (TCI)

-Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award Recipient

-AOPA Distinguished Flight Instructor

-Instructor at Aerowood Aviation in Monroe, NC (KEQY)

-Find Ron on Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, or PlaneVisions.com

 

AG and RH sit down with Ron Horton, a local CFII and Designated Pilot Examiner.  Ron has an aviation background spanning nearly six decades and he has been recognized for his safe flying and outstanding flight instruction. Ron currently instructs at Aerowood Aviation in Monroe, NC at the EQY airport and conducts checkrides as a DPE.  We discussed checkride preparation, ground and oral scenarios, common pitfalls on the flight portion, and Ron’s advice on how to set students up for success on their next examination.  Ron discusses what he thinks are the two biggest changes in general aviation in the last 50 years and reminisces about his brightest students.

Thank you, Ron! Your lifelong commitment to aviation is a gift to the pilot community!

* 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.

Oct 09, 2020
OB145: Student Pilot and a Stuck Mic
01:18:06

Episode 145 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: On today’s show, we have a special guest: Ron Horton, CFI and Designated Pilot Examiner for the FAA.  We will discuss student pilot solo sign offs, going missed on a visual approach, and more of your great questions and feedback.  Welcome to the show, Ron!  Full interview with Ron will be available later this week, stay tuned!

 

You can learn more about our guest co-host by visiting his website, or visiting the flight school where he instructs: Aerowood Aviation located in Monroe, NC at the EQY airport.  If you’d like to email Ron, click here.  You can find Ron on Instagram @skyhawk328 and on YouTube under “Leo Horton”.

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. Mike Victor Romeo sent in some data about Florida mountain ranges.
  2. Mike Romeo asks about getting into the ATC career path. Start here: https://www.faa.gov/jobs/students/schools/
  3. PATRON Sierra Echo asks about the missed approach on a visual approach clearance.
  4. PATRON Mike Kilo is one step closer to his instrument rating. Congratulations!

 

Feedback

  1. Delta Yankee is using our show to escape the real world and take a trip down memory lane.
  2. November Hotel wants to know more about tight turns to final. Why can’t we do it all the time?
  3. PATRON Juliet Delta has a story involving today’s special co-host!

 

Question of the Week/Month For the pilots out there, did you feel overly prepared for your first solo or do you realize looking back that you could have benefited from more preparation?  Tell us by clicking here!

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.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.

Oct 06, 2020
OB144: Rest and Radar Required
01:12:54

Episode 144 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: This week, we hear from an airline pilot, a general aviation pilot, and a dispatcher that works nights.  Each of them has valuable feedback regarding fatigue.  Thank you for sending us your stories!

 

Timely Feedback:

Guglielmo Marconi

  1. PATRON Hotel Mike Bravo passed his checkride! Congratulations!
  2. PATRON Mike Kilo sent in feedback about visual approaches. Link to AC 90-66B. 91.126 and 91.127.
  3. Delta Hotel sent in details about a gear incident at a local airport.

 

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Echo Golf asked the Terps Elf a very good question about wording on an approach plate. Thank you for your help, Mr. Terps Elf! http://cfiruss.blogspot.com/2018/05/goodbye-dme-hello-equipment.html
  2. Juliet Oscar asked about continuous authorization in closed traffic.
  3. PATRON Echo Hotel has taxiway confusion and name recognition.
  4. Mike Sierra has a question about Class Bravo and Class C instructions that aim them right at it.
  5. Whiskey Whiskey sent in a correction to RH’s blunder.
  6. PATRON Tango November has some rapid fire questions and is seeking help or support after running out of episodes.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.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.

Sep 28, 2020
OB143: Fatigue and Overhead Panel Inspections
01:07:18

Episode 143 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: Fatigue is an insidious danger in aviation.  AG and RH discuss fatigue as it relates to some listener stories.  Are you monitoring your level of fitness for flight?  Are you taking a much-needed break when your brain is telling you to stop?  Plus more of the listener’s awesome feedback! 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Bravo Charlie Juliet flew with the Terps Elf!
  2. 2. Charlie Mike Sierra sent a story about a gas stop on a highway followed by a police escorted departure. http://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/police-escort-for-tennessee-takeoff/
  3. Mike Victor Romeo shares his story about the water equivalent of landing at a military bases unannounced. Also, this great video about RH  like robots:https://youtu.be/fJrw6imp7f8

 

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Alpha Whiskey asked about maneuvering during a visual approach.
  2. PATRON Delta Mike sent a story about a Delta tower getting some new radar capabilities thanks to ADS-B. https://truckeetahoeairport.com/aviation/ads-b
  3. Alpha Hotel asks about speeding on the taxiway.
  4. Delta Papa is staring his career in ATC. #bear #TRIAD

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.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.

Sep 22, 2020
OB142: Emergency and Laser Reporting
01:03:13

Episode 142 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: What happens when the emergency is over?  Is the pilot detained, questioned, and forced to fill out endless paperwork?  We hear from several pilots about their post-emergency paperwork and we think our listeners will like what they learn.  Also, what does law enforcement dispatch do with a laser report?

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Echo Golf (and fellow ATCer in the U.S.) shares his comments about a local Class Delta and VFR codes.
  2. PATRON Alpha Bravo Mike gives props to Romeo Hotel for his amazing pronunciation of hard words.
  3. PATRON Delta Mike shares his thoughts on NorCal Class Delta and VFR codes.

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Tango Mike the Fire Truck Guy shares audio about laser events.
  2. PATRON Bravo Charlie Juliet asks about “option radar” phraseology.
  3. Lima Foxtrot asks our advice on what to do when reception is terrible.
  4. PATRON Bravo Whiskey asks about TFRs over empty stadiums.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.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.

Sep 14, 2020
OB141: The Great Gear Go Around
01:04:47

Episode 141 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: This week we will get the details of a middle of the night incident in TRIAD airspace and discuss the troubleshooting procedures of a solo Pilatus pilot.  We also discuss the differences throughout the NAS regarding the issuance of VFR codes at Class D airports.

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Mike Kilo sent in fantastic audio feedback about Class D VFR flight following codes.
  2. PATRON Bravo Sierra discusses Class D codes under a busy Bravo on the East Coast.
  3. PATRON Juliet Sierra discusses Class D codes under a busy Bravo on the West Coast.
  4. PATRON Delta Charlie discusses his experience with VFR codes at his busy Class D airport.

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Charlie Hotel asks about the pilot death penalty and offers insights into the best trainers.
  2. PATRON Charlie Hotel loves the P3 Orion!
  3. PATRON Charlie Mike sent in a picture of the APG crew showing off their OB Swag!
  4. PATRON Romeo Whiskey Kilo wants to know what we mean when we say “splat T”.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.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.

Sep 08, 2020
OB140: Interstate 90, Cleared to Land
01:03:38

Episode 140 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: What’s going on in the radar room when a pilot declares and emergency and can’t make it back to an airport?  AG and RH will offer their opinions on what you don’t’ hear on frequency.  Links to the story: link to kathryn's report http://www.kathrynsreport.com/search?q=n4092d flight radar24 https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/n4092d

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/238465

 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. Juliet Whiskey wrote in after hearing us talk about his gear issue in TRIAD airspace last week.
  2. Unnamed PATRON shares some more details about the Class Bravo bust including ways to reduce the chances of that ever happening again.
  3. PATRON Echo Hotel wants to thank two awesome contributors to the show for their detailed and curious questions.

 

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Delta Zulu shares a flight following experience and handoff issues.
  2. Papa Bravo asked about visual approaches and sent this link to a video: See link—-https://youtu.be/2baIwgGlZ5c.
  3. Juliet Sierra shares his thoughts about flight following and codes from a Class Delta controller.
  4. ATC Ben works airplanes in the Land of Amazing with far better radio technology than the U.S.

 

Question of the Week/Month Tell us a story about fatigue and how it affected your decision making skills.  Send us a message by clicking here.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.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.

Aug 31, 2020
OB139: The Right Way to Bust Bravo
01:13:18

Episode 139 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: This week on Opposing Bases, we discuss a listener’s story when he busted Bravo accidentally.  Why did it happen? What did they do to solve the issue with ATC?  What can we learn from his story?  This and more feedback and questions from the listeners. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Mike Kilo shares his thoughts on the show and the names of his cats.
  2. PATRON Charlie Alpha is sad AG didn’t sing the ATC Sak jingle.
  3. PATRON Tango Whiskey’s brush with fame in the TRIAD airspace.

 

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Charlie Alpha asks about conflicting departures and missed approaches.
  2. PATRON Foxtrot Kilo shared some information about fatigue and degrading performance.
  3. PATRON Mike Kilo shares his thoughts on TAA RNAV clearances.
  4. Tango Sierra shares an update on his airport and final B747 flights. Check it out: https://www.bne.com.au/blog/behind-scenes/runway-begins
  5. Tango Mike asks about RNAV vs GNSS equipped planes.
  6. PATRON Local Mike Bravo shares a story about flight following.
  7. Charlie Bravo asks about transponder codes.

 

Question of the Week/Month Do you have a story you’d like to share regarding fatigue?  It could be with work, driving, flying, anything.  Did your decision making skills suffer from a lack of sleep?  Would you repeat the incident knowing what you know now?  Tell us by clicking this link.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.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.

Aug 24, 2020
OB138: Class Delta Code Confusion
01:08:28

Episode 138 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: This week we will discuss our opinions on navigating complex airspace with several different controlling agencies and airspace boundaries.  Who should you call when you are approaching a Class Delta?  How far above the Delta should you fly?  What does the controller see when you are tagged up by another facility? 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Echo Hotel got his instrument rating! Congratulations!
  2. PATRON Tango Foxtrot shares his thoughts on the Class B violator.
  3. Delta Golf comments on the Terps Elf’s response to his original feedback 2 years ago!
  4. PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie provides audio feedback regarding OB136.
  5. PATRON Tango Papa shares his thoughts on non standard phraseology during approaches.
  6. PATRON Alpha Whiskey declares a national day of mourning for the loss of several VOR approaches in TRIAD airspace. Link mentioned: https://bluelineaviationllc.com/our-future/

 

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Alpha Lima asked about wake turbulence restrictions and his low approach behind a departing large aircraft.
  2. PATRON Juliet Hotel wants to talk about Canadian airspace.
  3. PATRON Juliet Delta has a question about getting improved equipment when there are known issues with certain radios.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.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.

Aug 17, 2020
OB137: The Deal on Deals
01:11:50

Episode 137 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: RH and AG are going to talk about separation errors.  What happens to us when we violate a rule?  How does our reporting culture encourage the sharing of data to enhance safety? 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Juliet Hotel is back from his long, unplanned cross country.
  2. PATRON Tango November is a private pilot! Congratulations!
  3. PATRON Joe the Airbus Guy sent in audio about approach planning.
  4. Golf Delta sent in information about ALTRVs.

 

Feedback

  1. Juliet Charlie has a question about VHF and IAF clearances.
  2. Bravo Lima has a question about a strange application of visual separation.
  3. PATRON Mike Bravo has tips on tracking ADS-B from home.
  4. PATRON Foxtrot Kilo shared this article: “When you gotta deviate” written by Tarrance Kramer. Check it out.
  5. PATRON Echo Alpha asks about round robin flight plans.

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.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.

Aug 10, 2020
OB136: Terps Elf on a Bravo Shelf
01:10:09

Episode 136 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: We get a couple of different perspectives on the Class Bravo violator.  What else could the controller do to make sure the pilot was not medically incapacitated?  Did the pilot need special assistance?  We will share our opinion and get to more of your awesome feedback!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Tango Kilo is an instrument pilot! Congratulations!
  2. PATRON Kilo Whiskey sent in the article about flight following requesting handoffs.
  3. Juliet Alpha Lima sent in some fruity corrections. Thank you!
  4. Mike Hotel offers some AIM examples of how to handle frequency changes with the same controller. Thank you!
  5. Horse Country or Potato Country?

 

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Juliet Hotel asks about a clearance to a big, busy airport and lost communications.
  2. PATRON Alpha Whiskey sent a story about the local fued between TRIAD and Duke approach.
  3. TERPS ELF Romeo Whiskey offers two options for a missed approach.
  4. PATRON Romeo Whiskey Kilo asked for clarification on intro phraseology.

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.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.

Aug 03, 2020
OB135: Cancel Takeoff, Take a Handoff
01:06:04

Episode 135 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show:  This week, we are going to read a story about a missed radio call and subsequent pilot initiated go around.  Situational awareness and prompt pilot action prevented a loss of runway separation.  AG and RH will discuss what we can all learn from this story. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. Juliet Papa is a Private Pilot! Congratualtions!
  2. PATRON Juliet Hotel sent in a Christmas Laser Thingamajig story.
  3. Alpha November has an idea for a new shirt! #bingobangobongo
  4. PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie sent a link to a simulation of a Flight Check. Check it out here!
  5. PATRON Hotel Kilo sent his thoughts on the Class Bravo incident and a link to an article about the Brotherhood in Avaition.

 

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Kilo Whiskey asked about “Flight following with handoffs”.
  2. PATRON Bravo Bravo Whiskey asks how he can better prepare his student pilots for solo operations at a towered airport.
  3. PATRON Juliet Bravo asks about flight following with handoffs.
  4. PATRON Juliet Whisky Mike is a Commercial Pilot with his instrument rating! Congratulations!
  5. PATRON Echo Lima sent a link to a shout out from the Uncontrolled Airspace Podcast (shout out at 51:48 Episode 1001) Thanks for the shout out, UCAP!
  6. Mike Hotel loves the chit chat about ATCSaks.com!

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.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.

Jul 27, 2020
OB134: Opposing Bases in the Same Places
01:07:11

Episode 134 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: AG and RH give their opinion on how to handle a potential violation of airspace.  How can we conduct ourselves on the radio to avoid escalating a conflict?  What actions do the professionals take in situations where they may have made a mistake?  Thank you to PATRONs IM, CH, and MD for your awesome answers!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. Juliet Oscar wants us to clarify what “low” airspace means.
  2. PATRON Mike Delta wants to know what we think about checking in on a newly assigned frequency with the same controller.
  3. PATRON Alpha Mike Bravo learned the funny way that remarks need to be brief in your flight plan.

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Oscar Charlie asks about flight following in busy airspace.
  2. PATRON Charlie Alpha Whiskey has thoughts about phone numbers and canceling IFR flight plans.
  3. Romeo Kilo asks about traffic counts.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.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.

Jul 21, 2020
OB133: Gunk and Funk's Farewell
01:04:14

Episode 133 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show:  What happens when we file an IFR flight plan in the air but the controller has already cleared us to our destination before we call Flight Service?  Why would the pilot have to call FSS if they had a clearance already? We will cover this and more of your awesome feedback. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Delta Mike asked about advertising our favorite approach instead of ILS approaches. Why not?
  2. Mike Delta sent in audio of an aircraft squawking 1 7 7 6 on July 4th. #America
  3. Detla Charlie offers insight into the comms issue down near Jaguar center.
  4. PATRON Echo Hotel made a ForeFlight content pack for the TRIAD area.
  5. PATRON Tango Bravo wants to know what to say after a VFR practice approach with no separation services is provided.
  6. India Lima asked about ALTRV phraseology.

 

Feedback

  1. Supreme Galactic Aviation Commander PATRON Lima Foxtrot sent a menagerie of feedback! #tally-HO
  2. Juliet Mike asked if there is specific guidance for similar sounding call signs.
  3. PATRON Bravo Delta asked if it’s helpful to file preferred routing or just file direct and let ATC handle the routing.

 

Question of the Week/Month What did you learn from the Class Bravo incident in Las Vegas?  Send in your opinion (click that link) on how we can all become better pilots or controllers and users of the NAS as a result of the incident. 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.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.

Jul 13, 2020
OB132: Approach Bingo
01:14:29

Episode 132 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show:  This week, RH and AG discuss the differences between approach types in terms of pilot and controller workload and difficulty.   What is our favorite type of approach and why?  And of course, more of your awesome questions!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. Delta Yankee has timely feedback about the closely spaced parallel approaches and visual conditions.
  2. PATRON Delta Bravo shares a lesson in Bay Area reporting points near Valley Airport and the Pruneyard!

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Bravo Sierra asks about the timing of filing an IFR flight plan.
  2. PATRON Oscar Charlie has a potpourri of untimely feedback.
  3. PATRON Echo Hotel asks about procedure during poor radio coverage transitions.
  4. PATRON Sierra Hotel sent a link and asks us to interpret this helicopter procedure.
  5. Tango Sierra asks about rejecting transponder codes.
  6. PATRON Romeo Lima Hotel sent in this great link. They read our minds!

 

Question of the Week/Month What can we learn from the Class Bravo airspace violator exchange we’ve all heard by now?  Where can the pilot improve and how do you think the controller handled the issue?

 

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.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.

Jul 06, 2020
OB131: Seeing is Relieving, Part 3
01:16:56

Episode 131 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: AG and RH continue the discussion on traffic; specifically calling traffic in sight and the pilot’s responsibilities after the call is made.  What happens if you lose the traffic?  What are the controller’s responsibilities after the pilot says they lost the traffic?  All of that and more of your awesome feedback!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. Supreme Galactic Aviation Commander PATRON India Mike got a slam dunk clearance!
  2. PATRON Charlie Papa sent in audio about looking for traffic.
  3. PATRON Romeo Whiskey hit a bird but he is close to his first solo!
  4. Supreme Galactic Aviation Commander PATRON Papa Lime from Race City Flight Operations asked about implications of ADS-B on minimum vectoring altitudes.

 

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Alpha Tango is involved in “opposing bases” to the same runway?
  2. Juliet Sierra wants to know if joining the localizer if a controller forgets the turn is appropriate.
  3. PATRON Alpha Whiskey has a question about entering a hold.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.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.

Jun 29, 2020
OB130: Seeing is Relieving, Part 2
01:10:21

Episode 130 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: AG and RH explain several different types of traffic calls and situations.  Do we need the pilots to see one another?  What happens if you have them in sight?  What happens if you don’t see them? 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. India Lima walks us down his memory lane and his amazing career in air traffic.
  2. PATRON Bravo Sierra has a great story about traffic in sight!
  3. Romeo Mike got some terrible vectors from RH last week.
  4. Alpha Uniform has some advice for applicants taking the air traffic admission test.

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Bravo Whiskey discusses traffic to closely spaced parallel runways.
  2. PATRON Alpha Whiskey wants to know if we can use just ADS-B to identify a target.
  3. PATRON Sierra Mike has a question about a tricky approach.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.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.

Jun 22, 2020
OB129: Seeing is Relieving
01:15:35

Episode 129 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss ATC traffic calls. When do we issue them?  What are the pilot responsibilities for reporting traffic in sight?  What can controllers do knowing pilots have other aircraft in sight.  We answer all these questions and much more. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. Delta Alpha from Big Apple asks about staffing and training.
  2. PATRON Alpha Whiskey asks about a strange approach clearance.
  3. Delta Bravo Charlie calls for an end to PTAC drool!
  4. Bravo Whiskey offers a spelling lesson on Whiskey vs. Whisky
  5. PATRON Hotel Bravo offers clarity on the statement about ADS-B.

 

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Juliet Hotel cannot believe it isn’t easier to contact pilots after landing and forgetting to close IFR flight plans.
  2. PATRON Bravo Whiskey tells a story of how he helped a controller in a jam.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.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.

Jun 15, 2020
OB128: The Overlap
01:14:46

Episode 128 Show Notes

Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss how controllers all have their own way of doing things.  What happens when we sit down and the previous controller created a situation we don’t like?  How do we make the problem run our way?

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. Delta Victor from the approach control mentioned last week responds to our discussion about an arrival to a Class Delta being left to high. Thank you, DV!
  2. Charlie Whiskey Sierra want to know why pilots are using up frequency time to check their ADS-B. Link: https://adsbperformance.faa.gov/PAPRRequest.aspx
  3. PATRON Tango Foxtrot interprets “practical” and “practicable”.
  4. Army Juliet Golf gives his input on “land as soon as practical”.
  5. PATRON Hotel Bravo has input on the ADS-B testing issue.

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Sierra Mike wants to know how controllers keep all this information together.
  2. PATRON Charlie Mike from the Frozen North has a question about pilots and controllers getting to know each other.
  3. PATRON Charlie Alpha Whisky want to know about our experience with intercept phraseology as heard on the introduction audio.

 

Last Week’s question: After being issued a traffic call from ATC, are you required to find the target?  If you do see the target, are you required to tell ATC you have it in sight?  And if it’s traffic to follow and you have them in sight, is the pilot required to maintain a standard of separation in terms of mileage?  Tell us here.

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.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.

Jun 08, 2020
OB127: Slam Dunk Approach
01:10:01

Episode 127 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: RH and AG discuss what a pilot can do to get out of a jam when they are left high on an approach. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Tango Hotel sent in a great audio question!
  2. Bravo Foxtrot got selected to take the air traffic test. Congratulations!

 

Feedback

  1. Echo Romeo asks about “approved as requested” phraseology.
  2. Charlie Alpha asks for our take on partially reopening a closed runway.
  3. Juliet Lima is training to become a CFI and has some AIM interpretations to share.
  4. November Papa wants to settle the debate over using VMC or VFR to describe the weather situation.

Question of the Week/Month After being issued a traffic call from ATC, are you required to find the target?  If you do see the target, are you required to tell ATC you have it in sight?  And if it’s traffic to follow and you have them in sight, is the pilot required to maintain a standard of separation in terms of mileage?  Tell us here.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.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 entertain an audience, promote aviation safety, and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications.

Jun 01, 2020
OB126: Vectors To Final
01:06:34

Episode 126 Show Notes

Topic of the show: AG and RH break down the importance of timing when turning aircraft onto final and illustrate the differences between aircraft with widely different speeds. 

Timely Feedback:

  1. Air Traffic Controllers are an integral part of the aviation safety system!
  2. PATRON Charlie Mike left audio about aircraft equipment knowledge.
  3. Whiskey Echo Bravo left feedback about the Blue Angles comm use.
  4. PATRON Delta Mike Guy Named After a Texas Town left feedback about the foodtruck Fly-In at Race City Flight Operations last week.
  5. SGAC PATRON Papa Lima had a packed house at the Fly-In!
  6. PATRON Alpha Tango chimes in about opening audio.
  7. PATRON Charlie Hotel is going to be a controller. Congratulations!
  8. PATRON Echo Alpha talks about vectors to final.
  9. SGAC PATRON India Mike talks about tight airspace and turns to final.

 

Feedback

  1. Juliet Golf sent an update about his Army helicopter training!
  2. PATRON Zulu Sierra talks about the nuances of GPS programming and the autopilot.
  3. Mike Victor Hotel sent an update about his grandson and military flying.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.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.

May 26, 2020
OB125: Invisible Elves Holding Pattern
01:09:39

Episode 125 Show Notes

Topic of the show:  RH and AG got the help of a TERPS expert answering a listener question about unpublished hold instructions on a missed approach.  Links referenced in the Terps Elf answer: FAA's Instrument Flight Procedures Information Gateway , FAA Form 8260-2  , CRQ ILS 24

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON helped us answer a question about the Blue Angels and frequency usage.
  2. Kilo Kilo sent in answers to a few questions of the week.
  3. PATRON Alpha Tango commented on the new show introduction audio and show swag.

 

Feedback

  1. Tango Mike the Fire Truck Guy asked about “ATC Zero” phraseology.
  2. PATRON Bravo Sierra sent a great question about “full length” takeoff phraseology.
  3. PATRON Echo Alpha asked why some center controllers won’t vector to final and some will provide the service.
  4. PATRON Alpha Tango asked about ADS-B checks and what the controllers need to do in order to accomplish the task.

 

Question of the Week/Month When a vector to final looks inadequate, do you adjust without telling the controller?  Is that allowed?  Let us know by clicking here.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.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 entertain an audience, promote aviation safety, and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications.

May 18, 2020
OB124: My Final Masterpiece
01:16:40

Episode 124 Show Notes

Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss why we refer to the aircraft on approach as “my final”.  Why are we so possessive of this area of airspace and why do we celebrate when we do it well?

Mentioned in the opening: Race City Flight Operations at 14A Airport (Lake Norman Airport).  Stop by on May 16th for some food trucks, airplanes, and a reminder of “normal”.  Also, check out opposingbases.com/shop to get the first official OB merchandise sold in the Opposing Bases store!  Sale ends on Friday and if you order now, you can take advantage of free shipping!

Timely Feedback:

  1. Supreme Galactic Aviation Commander PATRON Papa Lima is being forced to listen to us in normal speed!
  2. PATRON Echo Golf sent audio about the question from Joe the Airbus Guy.
  3. PATRON Hotel Mike Bravo is preparing for a new role as a pilot at his company.
  4. PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie sent another awesome audio clip about the recent wave of military aircraft fly overs in honor of first responders and front-line workers.
  5. PATRON Tango Hotel got yelled at because ATC was looking for him!
  6. Hotel Sierra has a scenic route on a VFR flight.
  7. PATRON Bravo Sierra talks about what he will do when he comes out of the cave.

Feedback

  1. PATRON Romeo November passed his instrument written.
  2. Papa Bravo sent in a question about TRIAD ATIS.
  3. PATRON Alpha Whiskey asked about frequency coverage.

Question of the Week/Month The TRIAD area is beginning to open back up.  What do you think IF a BQ1 Fly-In was rescheduled for July 25th?  That’s a full 10 weeks from now.  Would you feel ok attending an outdoor gathering that soon?

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.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 entertain an audience, promote aviation safety, and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications.

May 12, 2020
OB123: The Next Chapter In Your Aviation Story
01:02:15

Episode 123 Show Notes

Topic of the show: AG and RH break down the details of an arrival with “descend via” instructions with the help of PATRON Joe the Airbus Guy.  We also find out what our listeners want to do in aviation when we get back to the new normal.

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Echo Golf sent in audio feedback about the show.
  2. PATRON Whiskey Charlie sent a confession.
  3. PATRON Sierra Hotel sent a link about a local company helping the fight against the pandemic.

Feedback

  1. PATRON Echo Hotel is going to get his checkride done! Good luck!
  2. PATRON Delta Whiskey Tango is going to resume flight training and get his medical taken care of ASAP!
  3. PATRON Charlie Mike is going to witness the beauty of flying in Alaska.
  4. PATRON Tango Juliet Mike is going to get back to Angel Flights.
  5. PATRON Mike Delta is looking forward to the Fly in at BQ1.
  6. PATRON Echo Alpha is going to get back to instructing.

Show mentions:  atcsaks.com Check them out!  And thanks for supporting the show! 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.

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.

May 04, 2020
OB122: Coyote Cunctations
01:15:06

Episode 122 Show Notes

Topic of the show: What is taking that controller so long?  Whiskey Charlie sent in a question on OB120 about a reroute that took a little while in the tower.  On this episode, we will hear from two of the controllers that work at the facility providing the outstanding service.  We find out why the reroute took so long, what obstacles are in the controller’s way, and how the controller tried his best using paper charts!

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Tango Foxtrot sent some more local knowledge about SoCal and intersection issues.
  2. PATRON Sierra Mike sent in autopilot comments and some resource management comments.
  3. PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie collected some audio of someone we know in an awesome ground control session.

Feedback

  1. PATRON Local Mike Bravo and PATRON Foxtrot Kilo ask about GPS Interference testing.
  2. Juliet Kilo Lima sent in a response to the question of the week about instructors and is looking for some ways to handle communication issues with Non-Native English Speaking pilots.
  3. Echo Bravo asks about the rules of the road for flight following.

Question of the Week/Month When we can finally get back to normal, what’s the first thing you will do with regard to aviation.  Tell us about your daydreams and what you look forward to the most!  Send them here!

Mentioned in this show:

Finer Points with Jason Miller: https://www.learnthefinerpoints.com/

ATC Saks: https://atcsaks.com/

Flying and Life episode 58 video: https://youtu.be/YgVQQkeEzeI

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.

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.

Apr 27, 2020
OB121: Collective Friction, Class Bravo Fiction
01:01:56

Episode 121 Show Notes

Topic of the show: AG and RH got some great feedback about two topics recently: flight following in the SoCal area and the use of autopilot on checkrides.  We will share our thoughts and you can hear what our listeners think!  RH and AG were recently interviewed by Carl Valeri on the Stuck Mic AvCast episode 237!

Timely Feedback:

Part 1: PATRONS Bravo Sierra, Delta Bravo, and Echo Alpha, and Romeo Lima Hotel sent in feedback about the use of autopilot on check-rides.  Great perspectives from pilots in the field.  Thank you!  Tango Sierra sent in some audio, too!

Part 2: PATRONS Tango Foxtrot and Sierra Mike sent in feedback about SoCal flight following.  Thank you for sharing your stories.

Feedback

  1. PATRON Delta Mike shared some timely feedback and a story about a great flight instructor.
  2. PATRON Kilo Whiskey shared his story about being yelled at by ATC.
  3. PATRON Local Mike Bravo has a story about “Opposing Bases” in real life on the same runway.
  4. PATRON Charlie Papa is sad about the Fly-In being postponed and sent in an example of how practice areas are depicted in the Great Frozen North.
  5. Mike Juliet Delta has a question about our show music.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.

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.

Apr 20, 2020
OB120: Creative Navigation, Deadly Operation
01:03:41

Episode 120 Show Notes

Topic of the show: What are "Opposing Bases"?  Also, PATRON Whiskey Charlie asked about reroute selection, chart usage, and general controller/pilot type of knowledge in the tower.  AG and RH will give our opinions on the disconnect between two sides of the microphone.  

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Juliet Bravo sent in some local VFR feedback for SoCal area.
  2. Supreme Galactic Aviation Commander Charlie Hotel provides some fun facts about practice areas and frequency usage.
  3. PATRON Golf Tango sent audio about the land down under!
  4. TERPS ELF Romeo Whiskey from Tornado Alley responds to our introduction last week.
  5. PATRON Mike Echo Hotel got the latest T shirt!
  6. PayPal Supporter Delta Charlie sent in timely feedback about OB117 and flight checks.
  7. PATRON and HOST of Aviation NewsTalk podcast, MT sent in some feedback about the use of our show title in traffic calls. #opposingbases

 Feedback

  1. PATRON Alpha Whiskey sent in a question about a military operation for AG.
  2. Bravo Golf sent in some feedback about TRIAD Tower.
  3. Juliet Mike wants to know our opinion on an exchange between a distressed pilot and a controller.

Question of the Week/Month Respond to the following statement: The use of an autopilot on an initial civilian instrument check ride should be limited to cruise flight or prohibited altogether.  Send your response to Feedback@opposingbases.com.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.

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.

Apr 13, 2020
OB119: The Best Instructors
01:15:29

Episode 119 Show Notes

Show Topic: AG and RH talk about their favorite instructors of all time!  We dig deep into the inbox and get to some more of your awesome questions and feedback!  Happy Monday! 

Feedback

  1. Romeo Whiskey the “Terps Elf” sent in his confessions.
  2. PATRON Juliet Bravo sent in a question about equipment suffixes.
  3. Alpha Foxtrot sent audio about practice areas.
  4. Charlie Mike sent a quick thank you.
  5. Mike Delta asked how to self-announce or get flight following in busy Class B in California.
  6. Juliet Mike gives his opinion on too many bells and whistles in the cockpit.
  7. Alpha Sierra sent a link to the “Endless Runway”.
  8. PATRON Mike Romeo sent a link to a pilot survey. Click here and help him out! Listener comments and questions about this can be sent to atc.facility.tour@gmail.com
  9. PATRON MKC Nick sent in a show suggestion.
  10. Romeo Whiskey asked about LAANC.
  11. PATRON Bravo Sierra tells a story of getting yelled at by ATC.
  12. PATRON Delta Papa sent in audio about his favorite instructor.
  13. Oscar Yankee got yelled at by ATC. Why?
  14. PATRON ABM sent in a link to a story he wrote about his favorite instructors. What a great story, thank you

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.

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.

Apr 06, 2020
OB118: Live and Socially Distanced
01:05:18

Episode 118 Show Notes

Topic of the show: We asked listeners about their favorite instructor and we have some great feedback.  We are going to resist the urge to talk about current events.  Please use this show as a momentary escape from reality and stay safe, healthy, and happy.  We will get through this time and we will be stronger for it!

Timely Feedback:

  1. PayPal Supporter Juliet Foxtrot sent audio about his field and non-towered operations during the temporary closure of a large Class B airport.
  2. Supreme Galactic Aviation Commander PATRON Papa Lima sent in some timely feedback and a picture of his buddies wearing OB shirts.
  3. Supreme Galactic Aviation Commander PATRON Delta Golf left some audio about ATC during the pandemic.
  4. PATRON Alpha Tango and Midway during the loss of ATC.
  5. FO TSW sent feedback about temporary ATC facilities.
  6. PATRON Local Mike Bravo sent in feedback about ATC cleaning habits.
  7. PATRON Charlie Alpha Whiskey sent in a link about a local TRIAD company on the front lines fighting the pandemic: https://www.labcorp.com/information-labcorp-about-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19 and a link to aviation weather: Aviationweather.gov

Feedback

  1. PATRON Romeo Whiskey Kilo sent audio about crazy headings in CA.
  2. PATRON Charlie Mike is a CFII! Congratulations!
  3. Mike Golf tells us how hard it is to contact the FAA.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.

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.

Mar 31, 2020
OB117: Checkride Cheats, Flight Check Feats
01:15:05

Episode 117 Show Notes

Topic of the show: In this week’s installment of normalcy, we discuss Flight Checks.  What are they?  Who does them?  How do controllers safely handle these critically important missions?  AG and RH share our experiences and answer more of your awesome feedback! 

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Delta Mike Guy Named After a Texas Town asked what happens when we have to adapt to dynamic challenges in the NAS.
  2. PATRON Delta Zulu sends in feedback about Big Apple Tracon.
  3. Supreme Galactic Aviation Commander, PATRON Charlie Hotel shares his tips and tricks for passing a checkride! #cheater
  4. PATRON Alpha Kilo shares his recent flight with a scared flier.
  5. PATRON Delta Papa shares some weather and accident data.
  6. PATRON Irish Delta Oscar Charlie sent in a piece of audio.

Feedback

  1. Sierra Mike wants advice on studying at the Academy.
  2. Lima Alpha is a local pilot and asks about flight following.
  3. Romeo Whiskey asked about runups and taxi clearances before stopping.
  4. PATRON Tango Hotel sent in an audio question.

Question of the Week/Month

Inspired by PATRON Tango Foxtrot:  "When have you been deservedly yelled at by ATC and what did you learn?" Tell us by clicking here!

Tell us about your favorite instructor here.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.

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.

Mar 23, 2020
OB116: Climb Via The Get Out Of Here Departure
01:08:53

Episode 116 Show Notes

Topic of the show: “Climb Via SID” vs. “Climb and Maintain” phraseology present a challenge depending on how the clearance is executed on departure.  We break down the difference and illustrate some techniques for pilots that aren’t sure exactly what clearance they have been issued.

Last day to get the latest Opposing Bases T-Shirt!  Click now to purchase before it’s too late!  The Fly-In will not be canceled but we are going to postpone the event.  Stay tuned for a new date. 

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Bravo Yankee comments on Charlie and Delta airspace proximity.
  2. PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie sent audio about picking up flight following in a busy Class Bravo area.
  3. SUPREME Galactic Aviation Commander PATRON India Mike sent in airspace and airspeed feedback.
  4. PATRON Charlie Alpha Whiskey sent in Florida beef feedback and a link to the Wagon Wheel Davie Field.
  5. PATRON Juliet Charlie Delta sent is some Florida beef facts.
  6. PATRON Kilo Whiskey sent in some more Florida beef numbers.
  7. PayPal Supporter Mike Victor Romeo did a bike tour in FL and came across this giant piece of land.
  8. PATRON Delta Oscar Charlie from Ireland sent in audio about the upcoming Opposing Bases Fly-In on April 18. As of now, the Fly-In will happen as scheduled.
  9. PATRON Local Mike Bravo has been listening to us on LiveATC.net and has a question about TFRs related to VIP movement.

Feedback

  1. PATRON Juliet Charlie Delta sent in an audio question about his CH65 Zodiac and being confused with a CH47 Chinook.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.

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.

Mar 16, 2020
OB115: Radio Congestion, Airspace Digestion
01:17:25

Episode 115 Show Notes

Topic of the show: What if a control instruction places you close to another piece of airspace that is controlled by another facility?  Should you call both controllers?  Should you be monitoring both frequencies?  AG and RH try to clear up some of the confusion and give their opinions on best practices to stay safe!  Great questions from PATRON Bravo Yankee!

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Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Mike Romeo, fellow controller, sent in some feedback about OB113 and mentions this link.
  2. PATRON Charlie Alpha Whiskey sent in RemoteID feedback.
  3. PATRON Bravo Foxtrot logged a formal complaint about our production timeline.
  4. PATRON Juliet Charlie Delta with a geography correction. #florida
  5. Delta Bravo Charlie has feedback about approach speeds.
  6. PATRON Tango Bravo has a new aviation podcast listening disease.
  7. PATRON Golf Down Under can’t get over how advanced our amazing technology is at TRIAD approach. #scan #dotmatrix

Feedback

  1. PATRON Delta Zulu has an equipment question that you won’t want to miss.

Question of the Week/Month Tell us about your favorite flight instructor. What are the best lessons you learned?  How did they make you a better pilot?

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.

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.

Mar 09, 2020
OB114: Confessions Of An Iced Up Cirrus
01:23:06

Episode 114 Show Notes

Topic of the show: We encourage flight following on almost every episode.  But what about short flights or local training flights?  What should you do?  AG and RH share their opinion on the use of flight following in these types of scenarios.  We also get to more of your awesome questions.  Thank you, PATRON Local Mike Bravo!

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Are you coming to the April 18, 2020 Fly-In @ BQ1 Airport?  Let us know!

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Delta Papa sent in QofW feedback and a link to the ASI video: “178 Seconds To Live”.
  2. PATRON “Ben From Under the Bravo” shared a video of a Class B violation. We discuss our opinion. 
  3. Supreme Galactic Aviation Commander Hotel Mike Bravo passed his commercial checkride! Congratulations!
  4. Papa Bravo says RH is a robot!
  5. PATRON Golf Down Under sent in plates and NOTAM feedback.

Feedback

  1. PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie sent in some audio about flying jackets!
  2. Tango Mike the Fire Truck Guy wants to know what we think about UAS.
  3. Sierra Papa in a SR22 was being eaten by a jet shark.
  4. Kilo Jenkin had a question about equipment requirements in a TRSA. Check out this article “ADS-B: It’s 2020, what now?” from AOPA by Mike Collins. Check out this link to a great reference for pilots regarding ADS-B equipment requirements.
  5. Zulu Sierra may be coming to the Fly-In on April 18! Will you be there?

Question of the Week/Month Tell us about your favorite flight instructor. What are the best lessons you learned?  How did they make you a better pilot?

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.

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.

Mar 02, 2020
OB113: ATC Clears and Magnetic Fears
01:21:31

Episode 113 Show Notes

Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss how our system gets updated approach information for airports with magnetic course changes.  Can we clear the aircraft for an approach with the old runway numbers still on the approach plate? Thank you, Mike.  Check out Flying and Life Podcast!

Timely Feedback:

  1. Tango Sierra sent in a solution to the EFB dilemma. Check it out here.
  2. PATRON Tango Foxtrot sent in a story about rockets!
  3. PATRON Romeo Whiskey Kilo sent in some benefits of ADS-B.
  4. PATRON Joe the Airbus Guy told ATC about fuel on board during emergency.
  5. PATRON Mike Sierra asked why we say “approach” during our clearance.
  6. CWS passed his checkride and like “OB Unplugged” last week.
  7. Opposing Bases Fly-In April 18, 2020 BQ1 Airport. Planes. Pig. Podcast. Come on out!  Families welcome!
  8. PATRON Romeo Lima Hotel sent in some videos going into BQ1 airport where we are going to be in April. Check them out and fly safely! Here are a few videos from my channel if people want a preview: Videos 1, 2, 3, 4.

Feedback

  1. PATRON Juliet Charlie Delta sent in ADS-B and ATC feedback.
  2. PATRON Bravo Sierra got an equipment waiver.
  3. PATRON Delta Mike asked about “ATC Clears” phraseology.
  4. PATRON Delta Oscar Charlie sent in audio.
  5. Plane Talking UK Podcast co-host Armando sent in some audio about lurking on frequency. Check out their show, it’s great!

Click Here to learn more about the Opposing Bases BQ1 Fly-In April 18, 2020.  Families, including children, are welcome! 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.

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.

Feb 24, 2020
OB112: Broken But Readable
01:15:14

Episode 112 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: Juliet Echo Charlie left another great audio question about our use of the word “Cleared”.  What does it mean and what coordination is required before we can issue control instructions? 

 

Opposing Bases will be at the BQ1 Airport on April 18, 2020 to meet AG and RH?  If you can make it, click here so we can try to get a head count.  We hope to see everyone there for great food, an awesome view of the runway, and a chance to meet other Opposing Bases listeners!  Bring your friends and family and fly safely!  Parking is available on site for anyone that drives.

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON RWK answered the Q of W about lessons learned.
  2. PATRON BCJ sent in crosswind feedback for the Q of W.
  3. PATRON CAW responded with regulation references for non pilots using the readio.
  4. PATRON Romeo Whiskey sent in feedback about non pilots on the radio.
  5. PayPal supporter Tango Delta Whiskey sent in this link. Check it out! Great job, @flightchops, pilots, and ATC for another video that will save lives.

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON CB sent in some comments about the show.
  2. PATRON KW sent in a solution for AG’s technical problem with GPS.
  3. PATRON El Toro sent his $.02 about ADS-B and a question about emergencies.
  4. PATRON MED sent in a recommendation for an app to help with ATC comms.

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.

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.

Feb 17, 2020
OB111: ADS-B And The ATC Copilot
01:10:58

Episode 111 Show Notes

Topic of the show: ADS-B has many benefits for the general aviation pilot community and the pilots have a lot to say on the matter.  AG and RH continue to discuss the technology and how pilots can improve safety with smart integration of the new informational displays. 

Timely Feedback:

  1. Great audio from Hotel Golf about asking for what you want in busy airspace.
  2. CFI Echo Alpha discusses how he gradually introduces students to different technology as they progress through training.
  3. The “Dude” sent in a great link to a video presentation about ADS-B and International Flight Plans. Check it out!

ADS-B Feedback:  Nine more awesome contributions to the ADS-B conversation.  Thank you, everyone.  For more information about ADS-B, please refer to AC-90-114B.   

Feedback

  1. Tango Sierra offers some help for the fly-in. Thank you.
  2. Whiskey Whiskey asks about settting up a pilot/controller session near Duke.
  3. Audio feedback from PATRON Hotel Mike Bravo about runway closures.
  4. PATRON Mike Bravo tells a story of ATC looking for him after flight following.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.

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.

Feb 10, 2020
OB110: ADS-B, Part 3
01:12:56

Episode 110 Show Notes

Topic of the show: AG and RH continue to discuss the new ADS-B equipment requirement and we hear from our listeners about their experiences with the equipment.  We briefly discuss helicopter operations, ATC communications during a critical incident, and more of your awesome feedback!  For more information about ADS-B, check out the following links: Wikipedia or the FAA site.

Timely Feedback:

  1. Timely feedback from a SW Metroplex controller. Thank you!
  2. Audio from PATRON Charlie Mike about landing at your own risk.
  3. Audio from PATRON Captain Nick . . . .so great to hear from you!
  4. Audio from PATRON Golf Echo about ADS-B. Link mentioned.
  5. Audio from Supreme Galactic Aviation Commander Papa Charlie Lima about ADS-B.
  6. ADS-B feedback from PATRON Hotel Bravo.
  7. ADS-B audio feedback from PATRON Echo Hotel.

Feedback

  1. PATRON Bravo Foxtrot sent in a link to a funny ATIS on YouTube. #LumpOfCoal
  2. PATRON Romeo November sent in a question on proper mistake etiquette.
  3. PayPal Supporter Charlie Kilo provides some great information about TRIAD airport and our spot in the NAS.

Videos mentioned on the show: Mission Triad (4 part series) from PATRON JB! Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.  Well done, JB!

Question of the Week: Tell us how ADS-B has enhanced your flying.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.

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.

Feb 03, 2020
OB109: ADS-B, Part 2
01:17:53

Episode 109

Topic of the show: RH and AG discuss listener feedback about our episode related to ADS-B.  Thank you for adding to the conversation.

Timely Feedback:

  1. The DUDE may be able to help with military rating/civilian conversion.
  2. PATRON Mike Charlie clears up the “Woo Pig Sooie” question.
  3. Delta Bravo Charlie sent in audio about traffic and ADS-B.
  4. PATRON Romeo Whiskey Kilo sent in ADS-B feedback.
  5. PATRON Charlie Alpha Whiskey sent in ADS-B feedback and some handy links: AOPA article, FAA TIS-B article. Thank you!
  6. PATRON Alpha Tango explains his million mile, quiet, no-ATC odyssey!
  7. PATRON Sierra Mike Hotel sent some helicopter flying input.
  8. Whiskey Whiskey Whiskey sent in ADS-B feedback.

 Feedback

  1. Alpha Hotel asks about jobs in the technical/engineering side of ATC.
  2. Romeo Mike asked about gear down phraseology at military fields.
  3. PATRON Delta Zulu is an instrument rated pilot! Congratulations!

No new question of the week.  We will continue the discussion on ADS-B next week on OB110. Tell us what you think of ADS-B. Enjoy!

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.

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.

Jan 27, 2020
OB108: ADS-B, What Do We See?
01:22:38

Episode 108 Show Notes

Topic of the show: AG and RH are going to answer a listener question about ADS-B and discuss how the recent changes are impacting us in the radar room.  Please continue to ask for flight following, continue to visually scan for other aircraft, and as always, fly safely!

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Charlie Papa sent in audio about lessons learned!
  2. Juliet Foxtrot sent in a correction! We made an error! #Bronco
  3. PATRON Charlie Alpha Whiskey sent in audio about position reports in the SFRA. Thank you!
  4. PayPal Supporter Sierra Papa sent in feedback about a frosty lesson learned!
  5. PATRON Delta Papa sent in feedback about AG’s reading of the self serving post.
  6. PATRON Alpha Tango sent in timely feedback about a comment on the show.

Feedback

  1. PATRON Papa Alpha asked if non-pilots can talk on the radio.
  2. PATRON Charlie Alpha Whiskey sent in audio about traffic avoidance.
  3. PATRON Mike Charlie (Supreme Galactic Aviation Commander) Mike Charlie sent in a few questions about helicopters and RCOs.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.

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.

Jan 20, 2020
OB107: Landing Will Be At Your Own Risk
01:08:55

Episode 107 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: Why do controllers say “Landing/Takeoff will be at your own risk”?  AG and RH break down this phraseology.  We received some great stories of controllers taking the plane and lessons you wish you learned before they presented themselves in real life.

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Mike Echo Delta sent a link (https://fundraise.redcross.org.au/ )to help support our Australian friends under a blanket of heat and fire.
  2. PATRON Delta Golf sent in great audio!
  3. Juliet Alpha Lima sent a fun fact about the Saturn V lego set.
  4. PATRON Tango Foxtrot responds to the Question of the Week. #It’sYourPlane!
  5. Helicopter pilot Lima Bravo responded to the Question of the Week about a lesson he wished he learned before he picked up his date in a helicopter!
  6. PATRON Joe the Airbus Guy sent in a story about marker beacons. Link mentioned in his feedback. Thanks, Joe!
  7. PATRON Mike Bravo responded to the trainer taking the controls Question of the Week.
  8. PATRON Delta Mike sent in a response to the Question of the Week! #refueling

 

Feedback

  1. Alpha Hotel asked how to handle chitty chat pilots on frequency.
  2. Papa Bravo Juliet asked how our show was received by our coworkers.

 

Check out the next part of the Mission Triad series here!  Great work!

 

Question of the Week/Month  ADS-B OUT is now required for entry into A, B, C, and D airspace.  For the pilots out there, have you noticed any change in the services provided by ATC?  Click here to send us your story.

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.

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.

Jan 13, 2020
OB106: Coordination Station, TERPS Chirps
01:16:34

Episode 106 Show Notes

Topic of the show: Juliet Sierra asks about coordination.  We talk about why we coordinate, what we coordinate, and how we do it.  If you want to hear a mock radar session where we do some coordination, check out OB045: Sounds From The Radar Room.   Great questions, JS.  Thank you!

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie sent in a link http://airportviewer.com/airport/KATL
  2. SGAC PATRON Hotel Mike Bravo answers the question of the week!
  3. PATRON Alpha Tango has a menagerie of questions about ADS-B and some movie facts.
  4. Mike Delta sent in feedback about his expanding aviation skill set.
  5. Delta Romeo Hotel sent in feedback about Class D instructions and reporting points.
  6. PATRON Mike Bravo Sierra sent in information about his STOL kit modified C-182.

Feedback

  1. PATRON Joe the Airbus Guy has a question about a terrible NOTAM.
  2. Audio from Jordan about marker beacons.

Question of the Week/Month

What is one lesson you wish you learned in flight training that you didn’t learn until it was happening in real life?

Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can 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.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.

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.

Jan 06, 2020
OB105: Last Show of the Decade
01:22:37

Episode 105 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show:  We discuss training and how we determine when we have to step in as trainers.  More feedback and more of your awesome questions!  Thank you for the great audio, PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie!  Audio provided by a listener from LiveATC.net.

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Bravo Sierra want to meet at BQ1 for a live show.
  2. Juliet Hotel also wants to meet for a live show.
  3. Lima Lima discusses his nav/audio setup and wifi.
  4. Audio from DBC about callsigns and company identification.
  5. PATRON Mike Juliet passed his checkride! Congratulations!
  6. PATRON Hotel Mike sent in a congratulations for 104 weekly episodes. An aviation poem.

 

Juliet Bravo and Charlie Papas trip to the TRIAD video.  Click here.

 

Feedback

  1. Juliet Hotel relays a story about flying too far out over the ocean when a controller was busy.
  2. PATRON Echo Mike asked about squawk codes and emergency TFRs for fires.
  3. PATRON Romeo Whiskey Kilo asked about the infamous emergency phone call at TRIAD.

 

Question of the Week/Month

Tell us about a time when you were training and your instructor had to take over.  Can you relate it to ATC training at all?

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.

Dec 30, 2019
OB104: Two Balloons, A Rocket, And An Irishman
01:16:05

Episode 104 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show:  AG and RH would like to extend a Merry Christmas to our loyal Opposing Bases listeners.  In this episode, we are going to tackle a ton of timely feedback and get to some more great aviation questions. 

 

RH and BG from Podcasting on a Plane podcast did an interview a few weeks ago.  Click here to listen to the entire interview.   Thank you, BG!  It was a blast!  Thank you, PATRON Kilo Lima for inspiring the conversation. 

 

Seasonal music in this episode provided by Heroboard using free, no copyright music in the Youtube library for creators. All Christmas/Seasonal music has been taken from YouTube's Audio Library.

 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. Lots of feedback about ADS-B and internet connectivity from PATRONs CAW, MD, and AT. Thank you for answering the question of the week! Link provided: https://foreflight.com/products/pdc/
  2. Alpha Whiskey sent in a lost communication story.
  3. PATRON MEH sent in intercept feedback.
  4. PATRON Delta Mike sent in IFR pop up feedback.
  5. Audio from Tango Sierra. Great job on your checkride!
  6. Audio from PATRON Irish DOC. Thank you!
  7. PATRON Tango Foxtrot sent in this link about rocket launches: https://rocstock.org/launches/
  8. PATRON RW sent in information about the SFRA violation mentioned a few episodes ago. He mentions Uncontrolled Airspace Podcast and sent this link: https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/31253/heres-what-really-happened-with-that-washington-d-c-air-defense-scare

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Golf Echo sent a TFR question.
  2. PATRON Tango Golf asked about experimental call ups.
  3. Juliet Hotel asked how long we’ve gone without a call from ATC.
  4. Lima Bravo asked about strip marking and posting.
  5. PATRON Charlie Mike from Alaska sent in audio about weather.

 

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and fly safely! 

 

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.

Dec 23, 2019
OB103: VFR Radio Failure
01:19:29

Episode 103 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show:   AG and RH discuss a VFR Lost Communication situation on the way home from Oshkosh breaking down the chain of events, the decision making process, and the safe conclusion. 

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. Charlie Golf says thanks to Opposing Bases!
  2. Bravo Foxtrot has a questions about requisite work experience for becoming a controller.
  3. PATRON Captain Nick has some suggestions for renaming “Compulsory” reporting points.
  4. November Alpha responds to his cloud clearance answers.
  5. PATRON Delta Mike bonded with a fellow dog owner.
  6. Kilo Sierra responds to his VFR-On-Top Clearance discussion.

 

 

Feedback

  1. Golf Lima got an RA and wants to know if it’s his fault.
  2. Romeo Bravo asked about a topic that came up on APG.
  3. Alpha Whiskey asked about turning on course and pop-up IFR clearances.
  4. PATRON Mike Juliet asked about intercept procedures.

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.

Dec 16, 2019
OB102: Aviation Geek-Speak
01:25:14

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:

  1. PATRON Charlie Papa sent in some Canadian knowledge! Thank you!
  2. Hotel Hotel got kicked to the couch for listening to the robots!
  3. PATRON CW sent in a picture of his panel and some show ideas.
  4. PATRON HM sent in SoCal Class Charlie feedbacks.
  5. JAM the CFII asked about EMPs and its effects on airplanes.
  6. Bravo Lima shares his tour experience.
  7. PATRON BD shared a story about a recent fly by through TRIAD.
  8. Tango Charlie followed up about his Class D story from OB101.

 

Feedback

  1. November Alpha asked about measuring cloud clearances.
  2. PATRON Echo Lima asked about ADS-B input and what to read back.
  3. Sierra Hotel shares some Class Charlie communication feedback.
  4. Kilo Sierra loves a VFR-On-Top clearance!
  5. PATRON ZY asks about King Air patterns.
  6. 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.

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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.

Dec 09, 2019
OB101: Puzzle Pieces
01:22:40

Episode 101 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: AG and RH highlight some of our show’s main messages to pilots and the aviation community, answer more questions, and brighten your Monday!  Delta Mike sent in some reminders of what this show is all about.  Thank you!

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Papa Lima sent in a menagerie of feedback that’s timely!
  2. PATRON Whiskey Bravo sent in some advice on our phraseology.
  3. PATRON Golf Tango sent in audio about “climb and maintain”.
  4. Juliet Delta found the answer to his non-radar compulsory reporting point question.
  5. PATRON Juliet Bravo loves aviation so much, he got a unique tattoo!
  6. PATRON India Mike sent in Bay Area feedback!
  7. P-51 fan, GR sent in some information about center radar displays.

 

Feedback

  1. Juliet Charlie works with EAA Young Eagles.
  2. Charlie Golf asked about landing clearances.
  3. Sierra Bravo tried to cancel IFR airborne in Canada: no cookies!
  4. Tango Mike the Fire Truck Guy sent in audio.
  5. Tango Charlie asked about required reporting points under non-radar.

 

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.

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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.

Dec 02, 2019
OB100: A Cornucopia Of Cacophonies
01:46:37

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

 

  1. PATRON Whiskey Charlie asks about ATC misconceptions.
  2. PATRON Mike Bravo asked for tips on planning for complex airspace.
  3. PATRON Charlie Kilo asked about conflict recognition and deconfliction.
  4. PATRON Tango Fox left a link about the #shift8 key.
  5. PATRON Delta Mike asks about traffic call outs when we are busy.
  6. 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

 

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Nov 25, 2019
OB99: Non Radar
01:19:31

Episode 99

 

Topic of the show: What would happen if we lost radar at TRIAD?  AG and RH catch up on feedback and your awesome questions. Tuesday 11/19/19 is the last day to get your #TeamAG OB T-Shirt.  Click here to get yours now!  

 

Timely Feedback:

  1. TSW suggested local squawk codes.
  2. PATRON EC mentions two way comms when departing Delta towards Charlie.
  3. PATRON MBS has a phraseology question.
  4. Hotel Mike asked about remote towers in the UK.
  5. PATRON EH asked about VFR termination.

 

Feedback

  1. PATRON Captain Nick is back with audio!
  2. PATRON BCJ is on #TeamLeft360.
  3. Retired Triad controller “Golf Romeo” tells the story of the TRIAD Bear!
  4. PATRON JS asked about altitude deviations and radar contact lost.
  5. RLG and “Souls on Board”.

 

Question of the Week/Month This is the last week to get feedback on OB100.  We are excited to celebrate 100 episodes and would love to share your notes about the show.  Click here to send OB100 timely feedback!

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Nov 18, 2019
OB098: IFR Potpourri
01:24:59

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?

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Timely Feedback:

PATRONs JB and CP sent in fantastic audio!  Thank you!

  1. PATRON Alpha Charlie corrects RH. It’s ASS TERR ISK!
  2. PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie sent in audio about runway changes.
  3. PATRON Golf Tango sent in audio about the Star Destroyer.

Feedback

  1. Tango Sierra sent in feedback about an older episode.
  2. PATRON DZ’s speed round.
  3. Lima Delta sent a quick shout out.
  4. PATRON Alpha Sierra asked about Class C clearances.
  5. PATRON Alpha Sierra send in audio about recurrent training.
  6. PATRON RK asked about staffing and training.
  7. 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

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Nov 11, 2019
OB097: Digitally Remastered
01:16:22

Episode 97 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show:  RH and AG get to 12 more listener questions and comments.  This is an all feedback episode.  We’d like to say thank you to everyone for their patience and a special thank you to all our show PATRONS!  We are having a blast with this show and the questions keep getting better each week!

 

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Timely Feedback:

  1. PATRON Echo Hotel sent in audio about flight following.
  2. PATRON DG sent audio about the GA go around.
  3. PATRON AT sent in follow up to practice approaches with emergency happening.
  4. PATRON RWK follows up about straight-in approaches.
  5. Tango Sierra sent in feedback about pop-up IFR. Great video showing how fast and easy it is to File ifr in the air. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5VNJfcb6MR8
  6. PATRON DZ sent in Class Delta coordination feedback.
  7. PATRON MT sent in audio about a Bay Area IFR hack! Thank you, MT! If you haven’t heard his awesome podcast, check it out!

 

Feedback

  1. ABM asks “What’s with the vectors?”
  2. PATRON JR asked how high/far we can see with our radar and sent in some useful notes about the Citation Latitude.
  3. Charlie Whiskey sent in audio and a checkride story.
  4. PATRON AS sent in some information about the mistake of trying to pick up IFR airborne sometimes.
  5. PATRON RB sent in more feedback about the IFR departure that was delayed. You can hear the audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2YsabrDEug

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Nov 04, 2019
OB96: Pop Up IFR and Straight-In Approaches
01:22:53

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.

 

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Oct 28, 2019
OB95: MedEvac 9-1-1
01:29:27

Episode 95 Show Notes

Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss a spike in TRIAD traffic and how we adapt to seasonal traffic.  How do we keep the airspace moving safely and efficiently? We also discuss “Med Evac” operations and how we prioritize that type of operation.

Timely Feedback: 

1. MVR asks about vacation bidding and short jet hops.

2. PATRON India Mike has a Bay Area IFR operational short cut.

3. PATRON Golf Tango talks about the military version of the Beech Jet.

4. PATRON Mike Echo Hotel is adding VFR flight plan to her to-do list!

5. Juliet Charlie Romeo has discovered how to speed up our rambling!

6. Tango Whiskey Tango Bravo has figured out how to make us last a full week!

Feedback

1.  Kilo Mike tells a story about MedEvac in a busy Class Bravo area.

2. Charlie Mike sent in a picture of a cool strip with “Venus” callsign.

3. Bravo Mike asked about a frequency in the SFRA.

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Oct 21, 2019
OB94: NEODD SWEVEN, The Triad Bear
01:15:44

Episode 94 Show Notes

Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss a listener question about SIDs and STARs.  Can we help design them?  Who decides when a new one is necessary?

Timely Feedback: 

1. ATC story from PATRON Papa Lima.

2. ATC story from PATRON Delta Golf.

3. Juliet Romeo with great feedback about the NOSE rule in Florida.

4. IFR See and Avoid?  Check out this article.

5. PATRON Alpha Kilo sent in a great question about a recent flight.

6. PATRON Bravo Foxtrot sent in a link to a video we will discuss.

7. Charlie Quebec sends her full support of the Star Destroyer.

Feedback

1. Papa Bravo asked about the altimeter setting discrepancy with the ATIS.

2. Hotel Mike Bravo asked about animals on the runway.

3. Audio from a Pilot/Driver Whiskey Bravo that hates our siren sound!

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Oct 14, 2019
OB93: Five Star Weekend Wonderland
01:16:06

Episode 93 Show Notes

Topic of the show: Listener Hotel Mike Bravo sent in a couple of great questions about readbacks and filing to IAF on IFR flights.  AG and RH will break down their thoughts to help keep you informed, safe, and having fun while flying!

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Timely Feedback: 

1. PATRON Mike Bravo Sierra asked about WADOF (Wrong Altitude For Direction of Flight)

2. Juliet Bravo sent in timely feedback about Flight Aware VFR flight tracking.

3. PATRON Bravo Foxtrot sent in a mishmash of feedback.  #sectionalCharts

4. PATRON Echo Hotel sent in audio about the Star Destroyer and its possibility!

5. PATRON Mike Delta sent in follow up about his pattern entry with the “bothered” controller.

6. PATRON Whiskey Charlie asked about radar coverage when talking to the tower controller.

Feedback

1. Tango Hotel sent in audio about a scenario involving a small aircraft and an Airbus?  What happened?

Question of the Week/Month

Share your most recent story about ATC.  Did something unusual happen that made you wonder what was going on in the background?  Share it and we may discuss it on the show!

 

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Oct 07, 2019
OB92: Texas Sized Delays
01:17:28

Episode 92 Show Notes

Topic of the show:  PATRON Golf Tango is a USAF student pilot and he sent in a question about a delay on one of his flights in Texas in the T-1.  We try to explain what could have been happening while his plane guzzled gas!  Thank you for your service, GT!

Timely Feedback: 

1. PATRON Kilo Lima sent in feedback about her ground instructor rating.

2. Juliet Sierra sent in a thank you!

3. PATRON Alpha Tango comments on our reading of his hilarious sarcasm.

4. PATRON Sierra Hotel inspired OB89 with his feedback and sent in follow up.

5. PATRON Charlie Mike asked about local codes.

Feedback

1. PATRON Mike Echo Hotel sent in feedback about flight following in PCT area and 9/11.

2. PATRON Mike Echo Delta sent in a question about a pattern entry.

3. From Charlie Whiskey: So here are the links for the VOR test logging rule repeal Petition for Rulemaking:

1.  Here's a link to reading the Petition for Rulemaking:  https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FAA-2019-0739-0001 

2.  Comment in support of the Petition: either hit the "comment now" button or follow this link: https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=FAA-2019-0739-0001

3.  Suggested text for Comment: "I am writing to express my support for opening a rulemaking proceeding regarding the potential repeal of the VOR Test logging requirement.  This rule has out lived its usefulness and creates an unnecessary burden upon pilots and aircraft owners and operators."


4. PATRON Romeo Whiskey sent in some practicing tips for November Whiskey in OB 90.  “Download a few snippets of audio from Liveatc (the recordings are kept for 30 days). This is the link for Dayton but can be replaced with any ICAO code at the end:  https://www.liveatc.net/archive.php?m=kday Download the podcast app Overcast (unfortunately this is iOS only) and sign up for a paid subscription (it's only $10 for the year)  Load the ATC files to Overcast (note this has to be done on the website) and you can listen on fast mode plus use smart speed which speeds up the audio when there is silence.”

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Sep 30, 2019
OB91: Ask A Controller, Part 2
01:24:47

Episode 91 Show Notes

Topic of the show:  RH and AG get to more of your awesome questions and feedback!  Congratulations to PATRONs KL and NG on their newest certificates and also a shout out to TW for becoming a new private pilot!  Great job!  

*Today’s show was recorded while AG drove to base.  Please accept our apologies for some minor audio issues.*  

Enjoy the show!

Timely Feedback: 

1. CQ is all about #TeamAG and the #StarDestroyer!

2. Tango Mike the Fire Truck Guy: double towers and blind spots.

3. Tango Mike the Fire Truck Guy: audio about audio!

4. PATRON AT: Cherokee of PA-28?

5. PayPal TDW audio about frequency fun!

6. PATRON “El Toro” explaines his logic behind a callsign.

7. PATRON IM: Short range IFR clearances.

8. DC: Our audio lacks the AM scratchiness.

9. PATRON JEC sent in audio about coded taxi routes in ATL.

10. DS sent in more NOTAM madness!

Feedback

1. PATRON Romeo Whiskey sent in a question about airspace downgrades.  See the article here.

2. PATRON Echo Charlie asked about amending departure times.

3. Kilo Kilo Bravo asked why he got a different squawk from the same controller. 

4. PATRON Bravo Bravo asked about ICAO equipment suffixes.  

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Sep 23, 2019
OB90: Ask A Controller
01:18:49

Episode 90 Show Notes

Topic of the show: AG and RH catch up on some more of your awesome questions and feedback!

Timely Feedback: 

  1.  PATRON Alpha Tango sent in Chicago feedback!
  2. Supreme Galactic Aviation Commander/PATRON 7.Zero Productions just did an awesome video on the Fisk Arrival. This is outstanding and we highly recommend checking it out!
  3. Lima Delta Fox sent in Dallas departure procedures feedback.
  4. From Papa Lima regarding the intentional slip up when RH said our facility “name”.

Feedback

  1.  PATRON DEW sent in a mishmash of feedback! Thank you!
  2. We read the rest of Juliet Sierra’s questions.
  3. Tango Whiskey asked why the controller needed his call sign.
  4. Bravo Sierra want to hear our advice for a new CFI building time for an airline.
  5. November Romeo wants to practice listening to clearances. Try Liveatc.net.
  6. Whiskey Charlie wants to know the best way to tell a controller what approaches they want to do.
  7. Hotel Golf from the University of Dubuque: we have an assignment for your students!
  8. Charlie Quebec wants to fly her Star Destroyer to TRIAD.
  9. Listener audio about LAANC. Thank you, SMH!

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Sep 16, 2019
OB89: Bird Strike Emergency
01:16:46

Episode 89 Show Notes

Topic of the show: PATRON Sierra Hotel sent in some questions about how TRIAD controllers handled an emergency/bird strike back in 2015.  AG and RH discuss the incident and talk about reacting quickly during an emergency.  Thank you, SH for sharing your son’s story and we are happy it ended with a safe landing at a published airport. 

Timely Feedback: 

1. PATRON Lima Delta Golf sent in ORD feedback.

2. Charlie November from ORD answered our questions about the multiple towers.  Thank you, CN!

3. SB sent in a link to a chart supplement in Alaska.  Thank you! ( https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/part-93/subpart-D )

4. Question of the Week answer from Romeo Hotel!  Great work!

5. Charlie Delta from the Flying Weatherman sent in audio!  Thank you!

Feedback

1. Charlie Whiskey Sierra sent in Special VFR comments.  LOL.  Thank you.

2. PATRON Charlie Mike sent in great audio!  Thank you!

3. Juliet Sierra sent in a ton of questions.  We tackle the first half!

4. Charlie Alpha Whiskey want to know if RH is a robot?

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Sep 09, 2019
OB88: Gotta Keep 'Em Separated
01:17:22

Episode 88 Show Notes

Topic of the show: PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie from Atlanta sent in a question about separation services.  AG and RH explain what we do and how tower controllers keep airplanes apart.  Thank you to another great air trafficker for his/her help answering some questions about Chicago Tower ground operations, standard taxi instructions, and training!

Timely Feedback: 

1. PATRON Alpha Tango sent in questions with his Chicago messages.  Thank you!

2. PATRON Joe the Airbus Guy sent in a great question about late night staffing.

3. PATRON Joe the Airbus Guy gives his take on the ORD 5 Departure.

4. PATRON Charlie Mike asked about new airports with a seemingly new ATC language.

Feedback

1. Romeo Bravo sent in a story about a well performing KC-135!

2. PATRON Alpha Tango asked about precipitation levels.

3. PATRON Joe the Airbus Guy sent in a story about a near divert to a busy airport.

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Sep 02, 2019
OB87: Chicago Area Flying Part 2: IFR
01:33:57

Episode 87 Show Notes

Topic of the show: We discuss Chicago IFR flying, ORD and MDW operations, and more of your awesome feedback/questions! A special thank you to our friend "MDW" from Chicago Tracon!  We got nothing but positive feedback and praise for the hard work you all do at C90!   We really appreciate all your help!  Thank you!

Timely Feedback: 

1. PATRON Echo from the U talks about US accents. 

2. Mike Sierra sent in a factoid about ORD.  

3. SB sent in feedback about phraseology and the importance of clear communication.

4. PATRON Alpha Sierra from the UK sent in audio feedback.

5. Juliet Delta sent in audio feedback about airways.

6. PATRON Tango Fox send in feedback about missed approaches and tower enroute clearances.

7. PATRON Lima Alpha Romeo sent in feedback about airways.

8. PATRON Lima Delta Golf sent in feedback about ORD taxiways.

9. Charles Delta, yes, the Charles Delta, sent in his thoughts.  Thank you, CD!

10. PATRON Romeo Kilo sent in visual approach feedback.

11. PATRON Delta Zulu sent in some feedback about the worst kept secret in the history of podcasts!

Feedback

1. Kilo Mike sent in feedback about IFR route selection and coordination nightmares.

2. Kilo Juliet Kilo sent in not so timely backed up feedback.

3. Sierra Foxtrot says hello.  Congratulations on becoming a CFI!

4. PATRON Juliet Sierra asks about fishfinder help.

5. PATRON Juliet Bravo sent in bucket list items.

6. Charlie Sierra asked a great question about tower phraseology and we got help from Bravo Golf at Podcasting on a Plane!  Thank you!

7. Delta Charlie sent in feedback about the UH-60.

Question of the Week/Month What is the one U.S. Class Bravo airport without a standard instrument departure procedure?  

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Aug 26, 2019
OB86: Chicago Area Flying Part 1: VFR
01:17:43

Episode 86 Show Notes

 

Topic of the show: AG and RH start talking about Chicago area flying with a focus on VFR flying in the area.  What should every general aviation pilot know before flying in the Chicago area?  Find out on this episode.  A special thanks to “MDW”, a controller at Chicago Tracon for all your help!  We will continue our Chicago series next week with a focus on IFR flights.  

Timely Feedback: 

1. SUPREME GALACTIC AVIATION COMMANDER Mike Golf sent in a link to his latest VLOG about one of his legs to AirVenture and he breaks down ATC with great audio, drawings, maps, and narrative.  Great work, MG!  Thank you for your continued support of the show!

2. PATRON Delta Charlie asks about the dreaded phone number and follow up.  

3. PATRON Foxtrot Foxtrot sends in his ARTCC perspective on trail blazing.

4. Juliet Delta sent in audio feedback and questions about our displays.

5. PATRON Delta Mike Guy Named After a Texas town sent in AirVenture feedback!

6. Mike Victor Romeo sent in feedback about AirVenture.

7. Show Supporter Charlie Kilo sent in information about Tower En Route Control.

Thank you, everyone!  

Feedback

1. Alpha Charlie sent in some feedback about the show.

2. Controller Vlad asks us for guidance on OJTI preparation and training tools.

Question of the Week/Month

Next week we will follow up the Chicago episode with discussions about IFR routing, altitude selection, navigation around the ORD/MDW finals and departures.  Do you have any questions about the area.  Send them in now.

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Aug 19, 2019
OB85: Trail Blaze In A Summer Weather Maze
01:11:32

Episode 85 Show Notes

Topic of the show:  RH and AG discuss weather deviations, trail blazers, holding, and diverts.  We also catch up on some listener feedback/questions.  

Timely Feedback:

1. PATRON Romeo Whiskey (@JBalloonist) sent in some videos about arriving and departing MCO in a GA aircraft. Thank you!

2. PATRON Echo Charlie has a great question about going missed approach in VMC.  Thank you!

3. Sierra Papa tells a story about phone clearances.  Thank you!

4. PATRON Foxtrot Foxtrot sent in timely feedback from OB79.  Thank you!

Feedback

1. PATRON Kilo Golf sent in feedback about the show.  Thank you!

2. Delta Mike asks about unusual clearances. Thanks!

Question of the Week/Month

Please submit your questions about Chicago ORD or MDW now!

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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.



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Aug 12, 2019
OB84: B747 Heavy, Rock Your Wings
01:11:56

Episode 84 Show Notes

Topic of the show: RH and AG are back from AirVenture and we catch up on a ton of feedback about the show!  Enjoy!

Timely Feedback: 

1. PATRON CP sent in audio and video.  Thanks, CP! 

2. PATRON TF sent in ODP feedback.  Cool!

3. PATRON NG sent in a story about his flight the other day and the awesome work of the controllers at Kansas City Center and Kansas City Approach!  Great job!

4. DM sent in audio feedback and Patron Max Trescott was kind enough to help out with an answer!  Thank you!

5. PATRON MEH sent in some OSH feedback.  Nice meeting you!

6. Dakota Lima Lima sent in OSH feedback about the #Fisk arrival.

7. Papa Lima sent in OSH feedback!  Thank you!

8. PATRON BF sent in a story about OSH C-5 brake fire.  

9. Delta Alpha sent in OSH audio feedback!  Great meeting you, DA!

10. PATRON Charlie Mike is spreading the word about OBATT!  Thank you!

11. Romeo Kilo sent in feedback about GPS Initial Approach Fix issues.  Thank you!

12. PATRON Juliet Delta sent in great audio of UPS B747-8 landing KOSH!  Thank you!

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Aug 05, 2019
OB83: Live From the Saturday Night Air Show Day 6 and 7
59:27

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 is over and we had a blast!  Romeo Hotel and Alpha Golf close the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 series of episodes and bonus content with one final full episode, parts recorded during the Saturday night air show.  We talk about what made this week special and what AirVenture means to us.

Listener feedback drives our show.  But our Patron's support made this week possible. 
Thank you to all our Patrons and supporters of the show!  We couldn't have done any of this without you!

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Jul 29, 2019
Bonus #6: Fisk Flight Narrative Day 5
40:22

Rock Your Wings!

RH and Mike from Flying and Life podcast talk about the VFR departure from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, the flight to Green Lake, and the Fisk Arrival.  Thank you, Mike, for taking me along for the most memorable flight I've ever had!  You flew like a pro and it was awesome! 

A special shout out to the NATCA Air Traffic Controllers working the departure off of Runway 18R, the Fisk controllers sequencing us inbound to the field after RIPON, and the tower controllers working us inbound to 18R with a ton of traffic!  Mike was our pilot and the controllers guided us home safely.  Thank you!

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Jul 27, 2019
Bonus #5: Live OVER Fisk at AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 Day 5
25:40

Live OVER Fisk at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 Fly-In!

Great job, NATCA!  Thank you for keeping the planes moving smoothly and safely this morning.  I've watched from ground and now I've heard it from the air.  The professional Air Traffic Controllers are the heartbeat of this great show and we want to say it loud and clear: GREAT JOB and THANK YOU for your hard work, professionalism, and dedication to safety!  Well done!

Romeo Hotel was invited to fly as a passenger with Mike from Flying and Life podcast and depart OSH and fly the Fisk Arrival back in!  It was awesome.  Thank you, Mike! 

And a shout out to Dr. Steph from the Airline Pilot Guy show and Jenn_Niffer from Talesfromtheterminal.com.  It was awesome flying with you!

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Jul 26, 2019
Bonus #4: Live from AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 Day 4
24:31

Romeo Hotel is live with Mike from Flying and Life podcast broadcasting before the Twilight Flight Fest featuring EAA S.T.O.L. Invitational, the Paradigm Aerobatic Team, a demonstration by the Red Bull Air Force, and 3D RC demos which includes large-scale RC aircraft with lights, lasers, and smoke effects!  What a great day at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019!

The show was amazing but . . . the S.T.O.L. competition was moved to 8am tomorrow due to some logistical issues.  RH loved the RC demos!  They were awesome!

A special thank you to Mike from Flying and Life Podcast
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Jul 26, 2019
Bonus #3: Live from FISK at AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 Day 3
21:37

The NATCA Air Traffic Controllers working EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 are amazing!  Their professionalism, teamwork, and intensity are on full display at FISK.  Great work and it was awesome watching you do such an outstanding job today at FISK!  Rock Your Wings! 

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Jul 24, 2019
OB82: Live Audience From AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 Day 2
01:20:04

Episode 82 Show Notes

Topic of the show: Live with an audience from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, AG and RH get through some feedback while surrounded by the sights, sounds, and people of AirVenture!  A special thank you to all the listeners and show supporters that came for our first ever live recording with an audience!  What a blast!  Thank you!

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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.

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Jul 23, 2019
Bonus #2: Live From AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 Day 1
24:17

Live from the AirShow, Day 1!  Enjoy!

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Jul 22, 2019
Bonus #1: Live from AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 Day 0
22:02

The window to fly general aviation into KOSH has opened and the rain has stopped!  The show is one day away and we give a live update from the flight line!  We met with the APG crew at Camp Acme APG, did an interview with Patron Golf Tango and got a visit from Patron Bravo Foxtrot!  We are on our way to pick up AG from APW.  RH's Dad, DH, helps with live updates!  Fly safely and enjoy the show!  See you later!

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Jul 21, 2019
OB81: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh NOTAM
02:05:51

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM)

Topic of the show: RH and AG discuss the EAA AirVenture NOTAM; specifically, arrival procedures.  We want everyone flying to EAA AirVenture to thoroughly read the NOTAM and be familiar with the details. According to the EAA “The free 32-page booklet is an absolute must if you're flying an aircraft to Oshkosh. It outlines all arrival/departure procedures, radio frequencies, Wittman Regional Airport details, and much more.  Although many of the procedures are similar to previous years, there are updates in nearly every area to enhance safety, efficiency, and convenience for the thousands of airplanes expected at The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration. The EAA AirVenture NOTAM is required reading and should be part of a pilot's pre-flight preparation.”

Fly safely and we will see you at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh!  

A special thank you to Mike from The Flying and Life Podcast.  Mike sat down with RH to give some commentary on the details of the AirVenture NOTAM since he has done the arrival procedures himself.   RH and Mike discuss NTSB Major Fly-In Tips. 

Another special thanks to Hillel for his great audio feedback!  Links mentioned in his audio: 

SkyVector.com www.usairnet.com https://www.aopa.org/wx/  

For more information on the NOTAM changes in 2019, click here.

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Jul 15, 2019
OB80: Bay Area Flying With Max Trescott
01:20:52

Episode 80 show notes

Topic of the Show: An interview with Max Trescott, author of Max Trescott's G1000 Glass Cockpit Handbook, 2008 CFI Of The Year, and a Cirrus Platinum CSIP.  We discuss general aviation flying in the San Francisco Bay Area and VFR vs IFR practice approaches.  Afterwards, AG and RH get to some more listener feedback and answer your questions!

Aviation News Talk podcast episodes mentioned in the interview.

Epiosde 087: Night IFR Electrical Failure: ATC And A Cell Phone Save A Doctor – Interview With Controller Phil Enis. On Super Bowl Sunday, Dr. Peter Edenhoffer was flying IFR at night in a Cessna Cardinal when he lost his electrical system. He’d already texted his son to say goodbye. Then he received a text message from Fort Worth Center, which gave him hope for surviving when he realized he wasn’t alone. Max interviews NATCA’S Archie League Medal Of Safety President’s Award winner controller Phil Enis about this save. To hear more about this story, listen to this episode, and watch more here (about 4:30 in to the video) or here (to see details of the ATC ineraction).

Thank you, Max!  We had a blast with this interview and appreciate all you do in promoting aviation safety!

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Jul 08, 2019
OB79: English For Air Traffickers
01:10:35

Episode 79 Show Notes

Topic of the show: AG and RH catch up on some feedback.  If you have questions about the upcoming EAA AirVenture 2019 NOTAM, flying in Class Bravo airspace near Chicago, or flying in the San Francisco Bay Area, send them in now by clicking on each of those topics.  

Timely Feedback: 

1.  Great audio from Hillel about flying into a busy Class B airport!  

2. PATRON  “Joe the Airbus Guy” sent in remarks about straight in approaches.

3. PATRON Captain Nick explains what “Obfuscate” means and addresses published holding patterns at clearance limits.  Thank you!  We love Captain Nick!

4. PATRON India Mike sends in a comment about helicopters.

5. Echo Alpha sent in feedback about alternate missed approaches.

6. PATRON Charlie Alpha sent in a comment about nicknames.

7.  “Tango Mike the Fire Truck Guy” send in a question about similar sounding callsigns!  Sorry that took so long to get on the show!

Feedback

1. DOC asks about shift work. 

2. Juliet Hotel asks about flying near Duke airspace and heavy designations.

3. PATRON AT sent in some great audio feedback he’s saved up.  If you haven’t heard Podcasting on a Plane Episode 37, check it out!

4. Charlie Yankee sent in feedback about a busy night on the FBO ramp. “Infamous "aspen 20 speed check" story

5. SB sent in feedback about ADS-B and pilot to pilot communication.

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Jul 01, 2019
OB78: Practice Approaches: Tips and Tricks
01:12:51

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.  

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Jun 24, 2019
OB77: Everyone Is Cleared to Land
01:12:05

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!

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Jun 17, 2019
OB76: Help Wanted
01:22:00

Episode 76 Show Notes

Topic of the show: AG and RH catch up on feedback that has piled up again.  On this episode, we play five audio feedback recordings and answer questions/comments from seven other listeners.  Your feedback drives the show and we want to get to all of it . . . thank you for your patience.

Timely Feedback: 

1. PATRON Captain Nick made the news!  Plane Tales podcast is an awesome segment of the Airline Pilot Guy podcast.  Check them out if you haven’t heard them!  They are awesome!

2. “Catfish Willie” from twitter sent in a question about CH47 currency.  

3. PATRON Golf Zulu Romeo sent in horns for Patrons!  Thank you!

4. PATRON Charlie Hotel did his first solo! Congratulations!

5. India Mike responds to OB75 about flying in the SF Bay Area.

6. PATRON Delta Mike sent in feedback about OB75.

7. PATRON Hotel Kilo went flying with his son near TRIAD to busy “SW Metroplex”.

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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.

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Jun 10, 2019
OB75: Class Delta Communication and Coordination
01:09:41

Episode 75 Show Notes

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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: 

  1. AT sent in some overdue feedback! Thank you, AT!
  2. India India sent in a feedback for AG!

Feedback

  1.  MJL sent in an Article and NTSB report. Not all off field recoveries end well.  Please be safe!
  2.  PATRON JEC sent in audio about training. Thank you, JEC!
  3.  PATRON CM sent in audio about memory aids. Thank you, CM!
  4. “Dakota Lima Lima” sent in a question about requesting flight following at a Delta airport. Thank you, LL!

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Jun 03, 2019
OB74: Radio Faces Host Canadian Aces
01:05:27

Episode 74 Show Notes

Topic of the show: AG and RH host two Canadian listeners for our first official meetup!  Thank you, CP and JB for flying all the way to the TRIAD and helping us record a great episode!  

Timely Feedback: 

1. “MDW” from C90 comments on hitting gaps in ORD and MDW.  Thank you, MDW!

2. JDJ explains the wingspan issues with the B747 “dash” 8!  Thank you, JDJ!

3. DG from “Boeing 737 Operator” Airlines comments on being ready to go!

4. JN from “The Landline” explains his experience at various facilities.

5. PATRON “Joe the Airbus Guy” sent in a story about landing without a clearance.  Thank you!  

6. SP suggests playing noises to clear the path during everyday flying!

Feedback

1. Controller Vlad asked about approach clearances.  FAA-8083-16B (Instrument Procedures Handbook) is a great resource for all your instrument flying questions and approach clearances are covered in Chapter 3 (page 3-22).  Available online in PDF format. 

2. RK asked why United States’ ATIS content is so lengthy.  #birds #holdshort

3. Tango Charlie asks about lightning strikes.

4. JS saved up some great questions; one of them about tracks vs. headings.

5. GWS asked why flight following isn’t always seamless between facilities.

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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.

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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.



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May 27, 2019
OB73: Fun Checkrides and Fat Airplanes
01:06:52

Episode 73 Show Notes

Topic of the show: Patron Charlie Hotel sent in some feedback about an upcoming stage check! We are going to talk about our experiences on check rides.

Timely Feedback: 

  1. Hotel Golf responds to OB71. Thank you, HG!
  2. Patron JR sent a link to an episode of Podcasting On A Plane. Thank you, JR!

 Feedback

  1. ABM asked if filing IFR bogs down controllers? Thank you, ABM!
  2. HG from University of Dubuque sent in feedback about OB71.
  3. Feedback from aviation student about OB19.
  4. Feedback from aviation student about OB10.
  5. Feedback from aviation student about OB49.
  6. Patron Golf Zulu Romeo sent in a great piece from AvWeb. Thank you!
  7. Delta Tango asks what happens when a plane is too big for an airport? Check out this link to the Boeing 747-8 Airport Compatability.
  8. Hotel Mike Bravo sent in some great audio! Thank you, HMB!

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.

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May 20, 2019
OB72: The Aviation Community
01:07:09

Episode 72 Show Notes

Topic of the show: We are going to dig deep into the inbox and catch up on some awesome feedback. We will also show PATRON’s perspective on air traffic control, her experience during an emergency, and what advice she has for the flying community.  Thank you, Kilo Lima!

Timely Feedback: 

  1. NedATC sent in feedback about the Mosquito engines! Thank you!
  2. Congratulations, DRM, on your tail wheel endorsement! Stick and Rudder Aviation.

Feedback

  1. Juliet November from NCT sent in a suggestion to visit his Facebook group: The Landline. Check it out!
  2. Juliet Delta asks about an unheard landing clearance. Thanks, JD!
  3. Romeo Golf reminds us that “Kilo” may not be completely abolished!
  4. Fellow controller, India India, sent in feedback about the show! Thank you!
  5. Tango Victor sent in an article about an airplane landing on a road, fixing it up, and flying away!
  6. EC asked about the code names for all our airports!
  7. PATRON Charlie Mike sent in audio! Thanks, CM!
  8. Twitter feedback from