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Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk

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We are "Alpha Golf" and "Romeo Hotel". We are both air traffic controllers and we are both rated pilots! Together, we have over 6,000 hours of flying experience in general aviation aircraft, military helicopters, and transport category airliners. Our combined 40 years of aviation experience make us uniquely qualified to answer your questions about flying and air traffic control.We started this show because we love what we do and we are passionate about aviation, safety, and all things plane related! If you've ever wondered about planes, flying, air traffic control, or anything aviation related, this is the podcast for you!We look forward to hearing from you! Enjoy the show!-AG and RH*WE DO NOT REPRESENT THE NATIONAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS ASSOCIATION!**WE DO NOT REPRESENT THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION!*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.Audio playback: liveatc.netMusic: audionautix.com/

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OB90: Ask A Controller
Episode 90 Show NotesTopic of the show: AG and RH catch up on some more of your awesome questions and feedback!Timely Feedback:  PATRON Alpha Tango sent in Chicago feedback!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!Lima Delta Fox sent in Dallas departure procedures feedback.From Papa Lima regarding the intentional slip up when RH said our facility “name”.Feedback PATRON DEW sent in a mishmash of feedback! Thank you!We read the rest of Juliet Sierra’s questions.Tango Whiskey asked why the controller needed his call sign.Bravo Sierra want to hear our advice for a new CFI building time for an airline.November Romeo wants to practice listening to clearances. Try Liveatc.net.Whiskey Charlie wants to know the best way to tell a controller what approaches they want to do.Hotel Golf from the University of Dubuque: we have an assignment for your students!Charlie Quebec wants to fly her Star Destroyer to TRIAD.Listener audio about LAANC. Thank you, SMH!Have 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.comLegal 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.Support the show
OB89: Bird Strike Emergency
Episode 89 Show NotesTopic 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!Feedback1. 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?Have 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.comLegal 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.Support the show
OB88: Gotta Keep 'Em Separated
Episode 88 Show NotesTopic 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.Feedback1. 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.Have 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 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.Support the show
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Started
Jan 3rd, 2018
Latest Episode
Sep 9th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
96
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
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