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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

Episode 033: The Great East West ATC Throwdown

8/13/2018
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We follow up on some questions regarding ODPs from last week and briefly discuss the recent accident near Seattle. RH interviews "Bravo Golf", host of Podcasting On a Plane (podcastingonaplane.com). RH and AG will play the first half of the interview on this episode. BG will play the second half on his show. Check out BG's Vlog. We discuss how our operations are vastly different, our backgrounds, and answer some listener feedback. Thank you, Joe the Airbus Guy for sending this article about...

Duration:01:10:01

Episode 32: Havoc Five Eight Crash

8/6/2018
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AG and RH discuss a fatal accident in 1996 involving obstacle departure procedures.

Duration:01:02:38

Episode 31: Escaping Non-Towered Airports

7/30/2018
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AG and RH discuss departures from non-towered airports and listener feedback.

Duration:01:10:29

Episode 030: Captain Al's Waterspout Cornucopia

7/23/2018
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AG and RH address audio feedback; go arounds, missed approaches, emergency phraseology, ICAO lingo and more! Shout out to all those at Oshkosh Airventure!

Duration:01:06:00

Episode 029: Dispatcher Lingo and Slot Time Bingo

7/16/2018
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RH and guest co-host Mike discuss airline dispatching, reroutes, release times, and interactions with traffic management and the command center. flyingandlife.com opposingbases.com

Duration:01:05:07

Episode 028: NOTAM Novels

7/9/2018
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AG and RH share their opinions about the massive amount of NOTAMS that pilots and controllers are responsible for understanding, applying, and disseminating.

Duration:01:09:33

Episode 027: Missed Approach Mountain Mayhem

7/2/2018
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RH and AG discuss missed approach procedures in mountainous terrain below the minimum descent altitude.

Duration:01:04:08

Episode 026: How to Apply to Be an Air Traffic Controller

6/25/2018
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Time Sensitive: Apply now to be an Air Traffic Controller!

Duration:01:12:21

Episode 025: Musketeer Madness

6/18/2018
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AG and RH talk about charted visual approaches, weather deviations, and the famous flying duo: Captain Mike and First Officer Jeff on their blazing Musketeer through TRIAD airspace!

Duration:01:05:12

Episode 023: Endless Vectors to 18 Airports

6/4/2018
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AG and RH discuss who they control, who they don't control, and who they wish they could control. Shout out to Dr. Steph @apgcrew and Nevil @planetalkingUK Podcast! Thanks for the feedback! Thank you to all the twitter feedback . . . this was a fun episode and your comments help shape the show!

Duration:01:01:35

Episode 022: Kangaroos on the Runway

5/29/2018
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AG and RH discuss what happens when a new runway is built for a busy airport. Thank you, TS from Australia for the great questions! We also read some feedback! Fighter Pilot Podcast mentioned at 47:20, visit http://fighterpilotpodcast.com/ Baron Pilot Youtube video mentioned at around 55:00, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsYZIVmJwYk Thanks for tuning into our podcast and don't forget to leave feedback using feedback@opposingbases.com or leave an audio message on our website:...

Duration:01:00:44

Episode 021: Starship Enterprise, Possible Pilot Deviation

5/22/2018
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Captain Kirk and Spock (AG and RH) talk about pilot deviations, NASA ASRS, new nicknames, advice to aspiring student pilots with radio challenges, and more! Enjoy AG's impression of Christopher Walken! Check out our website at Opposingbases.com for links to the articles mentioned in today's show!

Duration:01:13:09

Episode 020: Catalina Wine Mixer and Blue Angels

5/14/2018
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Recorded in the car, AG and RH respond to questions, revisit landing with lost communications in IMC, and talk about where TRIAD fits in the giant ATC puzzle. Thank you for your patience with some audio issues in this episode. The call was a bit fuzzy at times.

Duration:00:44:23

Episode 019: Holding Hands on Finals to Parallel Runways

5/7/2018
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AG and RH explain how to apply the separation requirements for parallel runways at TRIAD. We also answer your feedback!

Duration:01:02:14

Episode 018: The Clearance Heard Across the County

4/30/2018
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AG and RH respond to a listener's idea for a way to communicate with a NORDO aircraft in IMC and address a backlog of feedback.

Duration:00:59:57

Episode 017: Our Thoughts on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380

4/23/2018
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Two controller's thoughts on SWA1380. Riordan’s family has set up a memorial trust in her name to support “causes that Jennifer held dearest.” https://www.caringcent.com/sparklejennifer/ Audio: https://youtu.be/FkVTdvcghHc SWA CEO, Gary Kelly response: https://youtu.be/fz2rC1deJd0 News and facts provided by Aviation Herald.

Duration:01:07:24

Episode 016: Readbacks and Shout-Outs!

4/16/2018
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AG is back! We discuss required readbacks, shout-outs to OBATT/APG listeners, and your feedback!

Duration:01:06:38

Episode 015: International Flights and Instructing with "Zak the Seven Six Guy"

4/9/2018
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"Zak the Seven Six Guy" guest hosts this fun episode about flight instructing, teaching scenarios, and international flight operations. We address your feedback and of course, another question of the week.

Duration:01:11:44

Episode 014: Air Traffic CRM and Going Missed on a Visual Approach

4/2/2018
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AG and RH discuss crew resource management and teamwork in ATC, missed approaches on the visual, and your feedback!

Duration:00:59:49

Episode 013: Caution Wake Turbulence, Flying Porta Potty

3/27/2018
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AG and RH discuss wake turbulence separation requirements, wake avoidance techniques, and real life encounters with wake turbulence.

Duration:00:57:41