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Two rated pilots and air traffic controllers discuss air traffic stories, news, and real interactions with the aviation community. Learn about our pilot experiences and how they relate to our daily work as air traffic controllers. WE DO NOT REPRESENT OUR EMPLOYER. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED ON THIS SITE AND THE PODCAST ARE OUR OWN. THIS SITE AND THE PODCAST ARE FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL GUIDANCE OR A REPLACEMENT FOR APPLICABLE LAWS, RULES, AND REGULATIONS.

Two rated pilots and air traffic controllers discuss air traffic stories, news, and real interactions with the aviation community. Learn about our pilot experiences and how they relate to our daily work as air traffic controllers. WE DO NOT REPRESENT OUR EMPLOYER. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED ON THIS SITE AND THE PODCAST ARE OUR OWN. THIS SITE AND THE PODCAST ARE FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL GUIDANCE OR A REPLACEMENT FOR APPLICABLE LAWS, RULES, AND REGULATIONS.
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Two rated pilots and air traffic controllers discuss air traffic stories, news, and real interactions with the aviation community. Learn about our pilot experiences and how they relate to our daily work as air traffic controllers. WE DO NOT REPRESENT OUR EMPLOYER. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED ON THIS SITE AND THE PODCAST ARE OUR OWN. THIS SITE AND THE PODCAST ARE FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL GUIDANCE OR A REPLACEMENT FOR APPLICABLE LAWS, RULES, AND REGULATIONS.

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Episodes

OB94: NEODD SWEVEN, The Triad Bear

10/14/2019
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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...

Duration:01:15:42

OB93: Five Star Weekend Wonderland

10/7/2019
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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! Have you given us a review on iTunes? Click here and leave us a Five Star Review. We will pick the best five star review and send you some show merchandise! Or click "Write a Review" in your podcast player on your iOS device! Timely...

Duration:01:16:05

OB92: Texas Sized Delays

9/30/2019
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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...

Duration:01:17:26

OB91: Ask A Controller, Part 2

9/23/2019
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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...

Duration:01:24:46

OB90: Ask A Controller

9/16/2019
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Episode 90 Show Notes Topic of the show: AG and RH catch up on some more of your awesome questions and feedback! Timely Feedback: PATRON PATRON video on the Fisk ArrivalFeedback PATRON Liveatc.netLAANCHave a great week and thanks for listening! Visit our website at OpposingBases.com or find us on Twitter @Opposing_Bases. Send Feedback or Questions directly to our inbox using Feedback@opposingbases.com Legal Notice: The hosts of Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk podcast are speaking on...

Duration:01:18:48

OB89: Bird Strike Emergency

9/9/2019
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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...

Duration:01:16:45

OB88: Gotta Keep 'Em Separated

9/2/2019
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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...

Duration:01:17:21

OB87: Chicago Area Flying Part 2: IFR

8/26/2019
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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...

Duration:01:33:56

OB86: Chicago Area Flying Part 1: VFR

8/19/2019
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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...

Duration:01:17:42

OB85: Trail Blaze In A Summer Weather Maze

8/12/2019
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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...

Duration:01:11:31

OB84: B747 Heavy, Rock Your Wings

8/5/2019
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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...

Duration:01:11:55

OB83: Live From the Saturday Night Air Show Day 6 and 7

7/29/2019
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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...

Duration:00:59:26

Bonus #6: Fisk Flight Narrative Day 5

7/27/2019
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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...

Duration:00:40:21

Bonus #5: Live OVER Fisk at AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 Day 5

7/26/2019
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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...

Duration:00:25:39

Bonus #4: Live from AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 Day 4

7/26/2019
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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!...

Duration:00:24:29

Bonus #3: Live from FISK at AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 Day 3

7/24/2019
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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! 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,...

Duration:00:21:35

OB82: Live Audience From AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 Day 2

7/23/2019
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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! An All Feedback Episode: 1. PATRON November Charlie is here at Oshkosh and sent a video. Thanks! 2. Sierra Bravo sent in some RNAV questions. 3....

Duration:01:20:02

Bonus #2: Live From AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 Day 1

7/22/2019
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Live from the AirShow, Day 1! Enjoy! Have a great week and thanks for listening! Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can now support our show using Patreon or visiting our support page on the website. Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases. Legal Notice The hosts of...

Duration:00:24:16

Bonus #1: Live from AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 Day 0

7/21/2019
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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! Have a great week and thanks for listening! Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You...

Duration:00:22:01

OB81: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh NOTAM

7/15/2019
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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...

Duration:02:05:50