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Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk

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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.

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.

Location:

United States

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

OB247: Speeding Inside Opposing Canyons

9/26/2022
Episode 247 Show Notes Topic of the show: On this week’s episode, we discuss aircraft speed limits and dig deep into the regulations to answer a listener question. Can ATC assign a speed greater than 200 knots below a Class Bravo shelf? We also discuss following a drone, resolution advisories, and more of your awesome questions. Timely Feedback: 1234 Feedback Reaper Have a great week and thanks for listening! Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can support our show using...

Duration:01:19:10

OB246: Three Levels of Inception

9/19/2022
Episode 246 Show Notes Topic of the show: On this week’s show, we run down a list of operational questions and explain who is working during a normal shift, position responsibilities, and the impact of short bursts of traffic on the operation. We also discuss a radio failure in the tower, termination of radar services, and more of your awesome aviation questions and feedback. Timely Feedback: 1234 Feedback Mentioned on the show: www.sua.faa.gov Have a great week and thanks for...

Duration:01:11:19

OB245: Twice the Tower, Ten Times the Power

9/12/2022
Episode 245 Show Notes Topic of the show: New tower at TRIAD is only a few weeks away! RH and AG talk about the training required to make the move to the new building and our thoughts on the new facility. This was a really fun episode! We also discuss VFR weather deviation tolerance and a missed approach without communication with the tower. Timely Feedback: 123 Feedback Have a great week and thanks for listening! Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can support our show using...

Duration:01:22:59

OB244: Constant State of Emergency

9/5/2022
Episode 244 Show Notes Topic of the show: A student pilot sounds confused and disoriented on a cross country flight so we discuss ways an instructor and student can better prepare for flights to unfamiliar places. Cross country flights are one of the most important steps to becoming a safe pilot and should serve as confidence builders for the aspiring pilot. We also discuss some user tips on advising ATC of VFR altitude changes, flight following, and more awesome aviation...

Duration:01:11:04

OB243: Altitude Your Discretion

8/29/2022
Episode 243 Show Notes Topic of the show: We regularly endorse the use of flight following to increase safety in the NAS and on this week’s show, we review the services provided by air traffic control when you are being watched by the ATC Gods. Why should you get flight following? Find out today! Timely Feedback: 1234 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...

Duration:01:17:52

OB242: Visions of Performance

8/22/2022
Episode 242 Show Notes Topic of the show: A Cirrus Vision Jet pilot found a really creative, funny, and informative way to help controllers understand the SF50’s performance capabilities. On this week’s show, we will discuss some common misconceptions about jets versus turbo prop aircraft, performance considerations, and important information pilots can share with ATC so everyone is on the same page. Timely Feedback: 12 Feedback Have a great week and thanks for listening! Visit...

Duration:01:05:55

OB241: Schrödinger's Bravo

8/15/2022
Episode 241 Show Notes Topic of the show: After a pilot receives their PDC, how do the tower and radar controllers know where they are going? On this week’s show, we revisit basic ATC procedures and the discuss the methods we use to track airplanes within our airspace. We also discuss a Class Bravo airspace bust, more feedback about missed approaches, and confusion over PIREPs. You don’t want to miss this episode! Timely Feedback: 1us234 Feedback Mentioned on the show:...

Duration:01:18:58

OB240: Sleepless in Oshkosh

8/8/2022
Episode 240 Show Notes Topic of the show: On today’s show, we are digging deep into the inbox. We discuss some more feedback on missed approach cockpit chaos, tricks on avoiding talking to centers altogether, and proper use of airports as part of a clearance route. This episode is packed with aviation information and entertainment! Enjoy! Timely Feedback: 1234 Feedback Have a great week and thanks for listening! Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can support our show using...

Duration:01:14:49

Live at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022

8/1/2022
Special live episode from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022! RH and AG would like to thank AOPA for hosting our 3rd live show at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 next to the AOPA Pavilion at the 39 Lounge. AOPA's mission is to ensure that the sky remains within reach of everyone who dreams of becoming a pilot. And our mission on the show is to share our passion for aviation while educating and entertaining our worldwide audience. And a special thanks to SGAC Sierra Echo for helping with this year's...

Duration:01:08:10

OB239: Radio Calls Are Toll Free

7/25/2022
Episode 239 Show Notes Topic of the show: AG and RH give their opinion on a disagreement between pilots at a non-towered airport and discuss the importance of timely radio calls and announcing your position. We also discuss LPV approaches and get to more of your feedback regarding missed approach instructions. Timely Feedback: 12 3, 4, 5. Patrons AW, GF, and CH share their thoughts on alternate missed approach...

Duration:01:16:58

OB238: Standby Me

7/18/2022
Episode 238 Show Notes Topic of the show: AG and RH answer a listener’s question about when controllers should stay quiet or minimize instructions due to pilot workload and task saturation. We also discuss ways a controller can combat workload increases with the help of another set of eyes. This episode is packed with aviation gold, you don’t want to miss it! Timely Feedback: 12 3.Bravo Kilo (a real life Oshkosh AirVenture controller) sent some tips and comments about flying into the...

Duration:01:21:18

OB237: 2022 AirVenture Notice-Rock Your Wings!

7/12/2022
Episode 237 Show Notes Topic of the show: RH is joined by Dispatcher Mike to discuss the 2022 EAA AirVenture NOTICE. We share our experiences flying into AirVenture so you can prepare for your arrival into the busiest airspace in the world. Follow along with the 2022 AirVenture Notice and get answers to all your questions related to the NOTICE. Timely Feedback: 12 Find the 2022 FAA/EAA AirVenture NOTICE:...

Duration:01:47:14

OB236: High Alert False Alarm

7/11/2022
Episode 236 Show Notes Topic of the show: When a pilot gets a low altitude alert, it should get their attention. And when you’re getting a low altitude alert in a climb, it can be very confusing. On this week’s show, we will discuss audio feedback about low altitude alerts. When do we issue safety alerts? Why does our judgement matter when we receive unusual alarms? We also share some insight into why some tower controllers can’t issue vectors. Timely Feedback: 123 Feedback Have a...

Duration:01:10:27

SimVenture 2022-Master the EAA AirVenture NOTICE

7/7/2022
PilotEdge-SimVenture Oshkosh 2022 Topic of the show: AG and RH sit down with Kevin from PilotEdge to discuss SimVenture Oshkosh 2022. Do you want to practice the EAA AirVenture NOTICE before you fly to Oshkosh? Why not master the procedures in the comfort of your own home on a flight simulator while talking to real, live Oshkosh air traffic controllers? What is SimVenture? https://www.pilotedge.net/pages/simventure Check out the 2022 PilotEdge SimVenture 2022 video:...

Duration:01:12:17

OB235: Inadvertent VFR Flight Into IMC

7/4/2022
Episode 235 Show Notes Topic of the show: Inadvertent flight into IMC while operating under VFR rules can be deadly, especially for a pilot without an instrument rating. On this week’s episode we hear from a pilot that flew into the clouds and beat the odds. We share our thoughts on what a pilot should do if this happens to them and what to say to ATC. We also get to some more aviation questions and awesome feedback! Happy 4th of July, America! Timely...

Duration:01:14:01

OB234: Slightly Squeezed, Not Mashed

6/27/2022
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...

Duration:01:22:52

OB233: Because . . . Chinook

6/20/2022
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...

Duration:01:07:09

OB232: One Touch Wonder

6/13/2022
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: 12 Feedback Have a great week and thanks for listening! Visit our website at OpposingBases.com...

Duration:01:11:57

OB231: Wings Do Things

6/6/2022
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: 123 Feedback Have a great week and thanks for listening! Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can...

Duration:01:11:31

OB230: Caveman ATC

5/30/2022
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 Feedback https://pilotworkshop.com/win-sim-ifrm-0921/ Have a great week and thanks for listening! Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can support our show using Patreon or...

Duration:01:18:51