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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

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

OB80: Bay Area Flying With Max Trescott

7/8/2019
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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: Episode 101: Emergency Landing: Controller Talks Down Student...

Duration:01:20:51

OB79: English For Air Traffickers

7/1/2019
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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...

Duration:01:10:33

OB78: Practice Approaches: Tips and Tricks

6/24/2019
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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...

Duration:01:12:50

OB77: Everyone Is Cleared to Land

6/17/2019
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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! Timely Feedback: Patron Patron Patron Patron Feedback Have a great week and thanks for listening!

Duration:01:12:04

OB76: Help Wanted

6/10/2019
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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. Announcements: 1. Today is your last day to get a new, amazing #OB shirt. You have two choices: Awesome or Amazing. Click on the link in the show notes to pick your design and choose...

Duration:01:21:59

OB75: Class Delta Communication and Coordination

6/3/2019
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Episode 75 Show Notes Did you miss our first T shirt buy opportunity? Check out your new choices and buy your Opposing Bases merchandise today! Window closes on June 10. Two design choices, each with two colors available. Click here to buy your shirt today! Topic of the show: PATRON Juliet Romeo asked a great question about coordination between ATC facilities regarding sequence to Class Delta airports. We also revisit a discussion we had on OB55 about VFR pilots contacting the underlying...

Duration:01:09:40

OB74: Radio Faces Host Canadian Aces

5/27/2019
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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...

Duration:01:05:26

OB73: Fun Checkrides and Fat Airplanes

5/20/2019
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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: episode of Podcasting On A Plane Feedback OB71OB19OB10OB49AvWebBoeing 747-8 Airport CompatabilityQuestion of the Week/Month Tell us about a check ride experience! We are often asked, “How can I support the show?” In addition to rating the show on iTunes, leaving a review, or shares, likes, and...

Duration:01:06:51

OB72: The Aviation Community

5/13/2019
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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: Stick and Rudder AviationFeedback articleQuestion of the Week/Month Has this show changed the way you view ATC? Send us a message. We are often asked, “How can I support the show?”...

Duration:01:07:08

OB71: Potomac Approach (PCT), Part 2

5/6/2019
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Topic of the show: AG and RH continue the discussion about the complex Potomac Approach airspace. Thank you, DV at PCT. *Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk and our guests are providing this information for entertainment purposes only*. This podcast, the website, and the views expressed by the show hosts and guests are not a replacement for applicable laws, rules, and regulations; specifically 14 CFR Part 91, 14 CFR Part 93, 14 CFR Part 61 and all training associated with the Washington, D.C....

Duration:01:11:23

OB70: Potomac Approach (PCT), Part 1

4/29/2019
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Episode 70 Show Notes Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk T shirt! Click now! Sale ends on May 5! Topic of the show: AG and RH will begin discussion about the complex Potomac Approach airspace, including a basic overview of the Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) around Washington, D.C. and the associated Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ). Thank you to our friends at Potomac Approach (PCT) for your help answering listener questions! *Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk and our guests are providing this...

Duration:01:17:38

OB69: Category III Approaches and Autoland

4/22/2019
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Episode 69 Show Notes Topic of the show: Autoland in advanced aircraft! Lima Bravo sent in some great questions about “Auto Land” and our friend Captain Nick was happy to help us out! Thank you LB for sending in those great questions! Thank you, Captain Nick for your awesome audio feedback! Triad Cat III, click here for a picture of the minimums. If anyone would like to hear Captain Nick’s weekly segment on the Airline Pilot Guy show, you can subscribe to Airline Pilot Guy podcast and/or...

Duration:01:08:04

OB68: ARTCCs vs TRACONs

4/15/2019
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Episode 68 Show Notes Topic of the show: AG and RH read some feedback from Foxtrot Foxtrot from “Frozen Tundra Center” and discuss some of the differences between ARTCC and TRACON traffic, equipment, and controllers! Patron Feedback: Charlie Mike from Alaska left some feedback about instructing in Alaska! Timely Feedback: Airline Pilot GuyFeedback Question of the Week/Month “Delta Mike the Guy named after a Texas Town” sent in audio about last week’s question of the week! What is your...

Duration:01:05:12

OB67: Center Controllers Can See The Future

4/8/2019
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Episode 67 Show Notes Topic of the show: Feedback catch up time! Timely Feedback: Bucket list items from Kilo Kilo! Compete my Multi-Engine Instrument Commercial Rating, 2nd: Get a ride in a P51, 3rd: Land an airplane in all 50 States, 4th: Fly in every type of airline aircraft currently in service, I've already got most of the easy ones, what I'm missing are the wide body's and finally visit KFFA otherwise known as First Flight in North Carolina. Feedback 1. Charlie Hotel left...

Duration:01:06:48

OB66: Beechcraft Days, 100,000 Plays

4/1/2019
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Episode 66 Show Notes Topic of the show: We are having a blast doing this show! When we started the show, neither one of us could have imagined our show being played over 100,000 times on 6 continents in over 5,000 unique cities! Listener feedback, questions, and community interaction have kept this show growing and we work hard to improve the content and audio quality every single week! We have our listeners to thank for our growing popularity. Thank you for listening and sharing the show...

Duration:01:01:32

OB65: Atlanta TRACON (A80), Part 2

3/25/2019
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Episode 65 Show Notes Topic of the show: JEC sent in audio several weeks ago regarding Precision Runway Monitor (PRM) approaches at Atlanta TRACON. On today’s show, we play part 2 of our interview with “OU” from Atlanta TRACON (A80). We discuss the parallel ILS PRM approaches, breakouts, missed approaches, and re-sequencing. A special thank you to “OU” for an awesome interview and answering listener questions. The professional air traffic controllers at A80 work traffic in and out of one...

Duration:01:10:40

OB64: Atlanta TRACON (A80), Part 1

3/18/2019
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Episode 64 Show Notes Topic of the show: JEC sent in audio several weeks ago regarding Precision Runway Monitor (PRM) approaches at Atlanta Tracon. On today’s show, we play part 1 of our interview with “OU” from Atlanta Tracon (A80). We discuss the radar room at A80, standard procedures, personnel, arrival rates, and set up for instrument approaches. A special thank you to “OU” for an awesome interview. The professional air traffic controllers at A80 work traffic in and out of one of the...

Duration:01:10:14

OB63: Speed Restrictions

3/11/2019
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*This episode was recorded immediately after we recorded Ep. 62. Thank you for your patience with timely feedback! Episode 63 Show Notes Topic of the show: Juliet Romeo Golf sent in a question about aircraft speed restrictions and assignments. We break down speed limits, speed restrictions, and why we use speed assignments in the TRIAD airspace. Great question, JRG. Thank you! Timely Feedback: Feedback Link to video from 9/11Link to Icon A5fly a simulatorQuestion of the Week/Month No...

Duration:01:04:36

Episode 062: Dodging Primary Targets

3/4/2019
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Episode 62 Show Notes Topic of the show: Listener feedback inspired topic this week is transponders, beacon code assignments, and tracking unidentified primary targets around Class Bravo airspace. Timely Feedback: Flying and LifeMax TrescottEpisode 61: Family Flight NightVenus C-40Feedback linkC-47Bucket List item from “Joe the Airbus Guy”. Check out the TU-95! Learn more about the TU-95 here. Question of the Week/Month Have you inadvertently made the news on one of your flights? Tell...

Duration:01:05:05