Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk

Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk

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OB147: Sector to Sector on Vectors
Oct 19 • 76 min
Tell us about your first solo! Were you ready? Did you instructor adequately prepare you for the unknown? Did you have fun? Were you scared? AG and RH share some listener stories and get to some more great questions and feedback. Enjoy the show!
OB146: Feedback Fountain
Oct 12 • 73 min
AG and RH catch up on a variety of questions from listeners: HIWAS, Radio Checks, Student Pilot Solos, Fatigue, Wind checks, and many more.
Lifelong Commitment to Aviation
Oct 9 • 67 min
AG and RH sit down with Ron Horton, a local CFII and Designated Pilot Examiner. We discussed checkride preparation, ground and oral scenarios, common pitfalls on the flight portion, and Ron’s advice on how to set students up for success on their next…
OB145: Student Pilot and a Stuck Mic
Oct 5 • 78 min
On today’s show, we have a special guest: Ron Horton, CFI and Designated Pilot Examiner for the FAA. We will discuss student pilot solo sign offs, going missed on a visual approach, and more of your great questions and feedback. Welcome to the show, Ron!…
OB144: Rest and Radar Required
Sep 28 • 72 min
This week, we hear from an airline pilot, a general aviation pilot, and a dispatcher that works nights. Each of them has valuable feedback regarding fatigue. Thank you for sending us your stories!
OB143: Fatigue and Overhead Panel Inspections
Sep 21 • 67 min
Fatigue is an insidious danger in aviation. AG and RH discuss fatigue as it relates to some listener stories. Are you monitoring your level of fitness for flight? Are you taking a much-needed break when your brain is telling you to stop? Plus more of the…
OB142: Emergency and Laser Reporting
Sep 14 • 63 min
What happens when the emergency is over? Is the pilot detained, questioned, and forced to fill out endless paperwork? We hear from several pilots about their post-emergency paperwork and we think our listeners will like what they learn. Also, what does…
OB141: The Great Gear Go Around
Sep 8 • 64 min
This week we will get the details of a middle of the night incident in TRIAD airspace and discuss the troubleshooting procedures of a solo Pilatus pilot. We also discuss the differences throughout the NAS regarding the issuance of VFR codes at Class D…
OB140: Interstate 90, Cleared to Land
Aug 31 • 63 min
What’s going on in the radar room when a pilot declares and emergency and can’t make it back to an airport? AG and RH will offer their opinions on what you don’t’ hear on frequency.
OB139: The Right Way to Bust Bravo
Aug 24 • 73 min
This week on Opposing Bases, we discuss a listener’s story when he busted Bravo accidentally. Why did it happen? What did they do to solve the issue with ATC? What can we learn from his story? This and more feedback and questions from the listeners.
OB138: Class Delta Code Confusion
Aug 17 • 68 min
This week we will discuss our opinions on navigating complex airspace with several different controlling agencies and airspace boundaries. Who should you call when you are approaching a Class Delta? How far above the Delta should you fly? What does the…
OB137: The Deal on Deals
Aug 10 • 71 min
RH and AG are going to talk about separation errors. What happens to us when we violate a rule? How does our reporting culture encourage the sharing of data to enhance safety?
OB136: Terps Elf on a Bravo Shelf
Aug 3 • 70 min
We get a couple of different perspectives on the Class Bravo violator. What else could the controller do to make sure the pilot was not medically incapacitated? Did the pilot need special assistance? We also discuss some complex procedures that will save…
OB135: Cancel Takeoff, Take a Handoff
Jul 27 • 66 min
This week, we are going to read a story about a missed radio call and subsequent pilot initiated go around. Situational awareness and prompt pilot action prevented a loss of runway separation. AG and RH will discuss what we can all learn from this story.
OB134: Opposing Bases in the Same Places
Jul 21 • 67 min
AG and RH give their opinion on how to handle a potential violation of airspace. How can we conduct ourselves on the radio to avoid escalating a conflict? What actions do the professionals take in situations where they may have made a mistake?
OB133: Gunk and Funk’s Farewell
Jul 13 • 64 min
What happens when we file an IFR flight plan in the air but the controller has already cleared us to our destination before we call Flight Service? Why would the pilot have to call FSS if they had a clearance already? We will cover this and more of your…
OB132: Approach Bingo
Jul 6 • 74 min
This week, RH and AG discuss the differences between approach types in terms of pilot and controller workload and difficulty. What is our favorite type of approach and why? And of course, more of your awesome questions!
OB131: Seeing is Relieving, Part 3
Jun 29 • 76 min
AG and RH continue the discussion on traffic; specifically calling traffic in sight and the pilot’s responsibilities after the call is made. What happens if you lose the traffic? What are the controller’s responsibilities after the pilot says they lost…
OB130: Seeing is Relieving, Part 2
Jun 22 • 70 min
AG and RH explain several different types of traffic calls and situations. Do we need the pilots to see one another? What happens if you have them in sight? What happens if you don’t see them? This and more of your awesome questions and feedback! Happy…
OB129: Seeing is Relieving
Jun 15 • 75 min
AG and RH discuss ATC traffic calls. When do we issue them? What are the pilot responsibilities for reporting traffic in sight? What can controllers do knowing pilots have other aircraft in sight. We answer all these questions and much more.
OB128: The Overlap
Jun 8 • 74 min
AG and RH discuss the importance of a good overlap briefing between controllers and how we handle the situation if we want to change their plans.
OB127: Slam Dunk Approach
Jun 1 • 70 min
RH and AG discuss what a pilot can do to get out of a jam when they are left high on an approach.
OB126: Vectors To Final
May 25 • 66 min
AG and RH break down the importance of timing when turning aircraft onto final and illustrate the differences between aircraft with widely different speeds.
OB125: Invisible Elves Holding Pattern
May 18 • 69 min
RH and AG got the help of a TERPS expert answering a listener question about unpublished hold instructions on a missed approach. We also discuss full length takeoff phraseology, ATC zero, vectors to final, and ADS-B checks.
OB124: My Final Masterpiece
May 12 • 76 min
AG and RH discuss why we refer to the aircraft on approach as “my final”. Why are we so possessive of this area of airspace and why do we celebrate when we do it well?
OB123: The Next Chapter In Your Aviation Story
May 4 • 62 min
AG and RH break down the details of an arrival with “descend via” instructions with the help of PATRON Joe the Airbus Guy. We also find out what our listeners want to do in aviation when we get back to the new normal.
OB122: Coyote Cunctations
Apr 27 • 75 min
What is taking that controller so long? Whiskey Charlie sent in a question on OB120 about a reroute that took a little while in the tower. On this episode, we will hear from two of the controllers that work at the facility providing the outstanding…
OB121: Collective Friction, Class Bravo Fiction
Apr 20 • 61 min
AG and RH got some great feedback about two topics recently: flight following in the SoCal area and the use of autopilot on checkrides. We will share our thoughts and you can hear what our listeners think!
OB120: Creative Navigation, Deadly Operation
Apr 13 • 63 min
What does the show title mean? Whiskey Charlie asked about reroute selection, chart usage, and general controller/pilot type of knowledge in the tower. AG and RH will give our opinions on the disconnect between two sides of the microphone.
OB119: The Best Instructors
Apr 6 • 75 min
AG and RH talk about their favorite instructors of all time! We dig deep into the inbox and get to some more of your awesome questions and feedback! Happy Monday!
OB118: Live and Socially Distanced
Mar 30 • 65 min
We asked listeners about their favorite instructor and we have some great feedback. We are going to resist the urge to talk about current events. Please use this show as a momentary escape from reality and stay safe, healthy, and happy. We will get…
OB117: Checkride Cheats, Flight Check Feats
Mar 23 • 75 min
In this week’s installment of normalcy, we discuss Flight Checks. What are they? Who does them? How do controllers safely handle these critically important missions? AG and RH share our experiences and answer more of your awesome feedback!
OB116: Climb Via The Get Out Of Here Departure
Mar 16 • 68 min
“Climb Via SID” vs. “Climb and Maintain” phraseology present a challenge depending on how the clearance is executed on departure. We break down the difference and illustrate some techniques for pilots that aren’t sure exactly what clearance they have been…
OB115: Radio Congestion, Airspace Digestion
Mar 9 • 77 min
What if a control instruction places you close to another piece of airspace that is controlled by another facility? Should you call both controllers? Should you be monitoring both frequencies? AG and RH try to clear up some of the confusion and give their…
OB114: Confessions Of An Iced Up Cirrus
Mar 2 • 83 min
We encourage flight following on almost every episode. But what about short flights or local training flights? What should you do? AG and RH share their opinion on the use of flight following in these types of scenarios. We also get to more of your…
OB113: ATC Clears and Magnetic Fears
Feb 24 • 81 min
AG and RH discuss how our system gets updated approach information for airports with magnetic course changes. Can we clear the aircraft for an approach with the old runway numbers still on the approach plate? Thank you, Mike. Check out Flying and Life…
OB112: Broken But Readable
Feb 17 • 75 min
Juliet Echo Charlie left another great audio question about our use of the word “Cleared”. What does it mean and what coordination is required before we can issue control instructions?
OB111: ADS-B And The ATC Copilot
Feb 10 • 70 min
ADS-B has many benefits for the general aviation pilot community and the pilots have a lot to say on the matter. AG and RH continue to discuss the technology and how pilots can improve safety with smart integration of the new informational displays.
OB110: ADS-B, Part 3
Feb 3 • 72 min
AG and RH continue to discuss the new ADS-B equipment requirement and we hear from our listeners about their experiences with the equipment. We briefly discuss helicopter operations, ATC communications during a critical incident, and more of your awesome…
OB109: ADS-B, Part 2
Jan 27 • 77 min
RH and AG dig a little deeper into the ADS-B equipment requirement, the informational displays, traffic avoidance, and pilot interpretation of the data. We will continue this for at least one more episode so it’s not too late to add your feedback.
OB108: ADS-B, What Do We See?
Jan 20 • 82 min
AG and RH are going to answer a listener question about ADS-B and discuss how the recent changes are impacting us in the radar room. Please continue to ask for flight following, continue to visually scan for other aircraft, and as always, fly safely!
OB107: Landing Will Be At Your Own Risk
Jan 13 • 68 min
Topic of the show: Why do controllers say “Landing/Takeoff will be at your own risk”? AG and RH break down this phraseology. We received some great stories of controllers taking the plane and lessons you wish you learned before they presented themselves…
OB106: Coordination Station, TERPS Chirps
Jan 6 • 76 min
Juliet Sierra asks about coordination. We talk about why we coordinate, what we coordinate, and how we do it. If you want to hear a mock radar session where we do some coordination, check out OB045: Sounds From The Radar Room. Great questions, JS. Thank…
OB105: Last Show of the Decade
Dec 30, 2019 • 82 min
All new content! AG and RH discuss training and how we determine when we have to step in as trainers. Also, more feedback and more of your awesome questions! Thank you for the great audio, PATRON Juliet Echo Charlie! Audio provided by a listener from…
OB104: Two Balloons, A Rocket, And An Irishman
Dec 23, 2019 • 76 min
AG and RH would like to extend a Merry Christmas to our loyal Opposing Bases listeners. In this episode, we are going to tackle a ton of timely feedback and get to some more great aviation questions.
OB103: VFR Radio Failure
Dec 16, 2019 • 79 min
AG and RH discuss a VFR Lost Communication situation on the way home from Oshkosh breaking down the chain of events, the decision making process, and the safe conclusion.
OB102: Aviation Geek-Speak
Dec 9, 2019 • 85 min
RH and AG break down VFR-on-Top, King Air patterns, holding, Class Charlie communications, and ADS-B traffic displays.
OB101: Puzzle Pieces
Dec 2, 2019 • 82 min
AG and RH highlight some of our show’s main messages to pilots and the aviation community, answer more questions, and brighten your Monday! Delta Mike sent in some reminders of what this show is all about. Thank you!
OB100: A Cornucopia Of Cacophonies
Nov 25, 2019 • 106 min
AG and RH would like to extend a giant thank you to our listeners, our supporters, and our families for helping us reach this major milestone! We’ve had a blast making 100 episodes and look forward to many, many more! Thank you for listening and enjoy the…
OB99: Non Radar
Nov 18, 2019 • 79 min
What would happen if we lost radar at TRIAD? AG and RH catch up on feedback and your awesome questions.
OB098: IFR Potpourri
Nov 11, 2019 • 84 min
Where does the controller expect you to go after a course deviation for traffic or weather when they say “resume own navigation” or “proceed on course”?
OB097: Digitally Remastered
Nov 4, 2019 • 76 min
Episode 97 Show Notes RH and AG get to 12 more listener questions and comments. This is an all feedback episode. We’d like to say thank you to everyone for their patience and a special thank you to all our show PATRONS! We are having a blast with this…
OB96: Pop Up IFR and Straight-In Approaches
Oct 28, 2019 • 82 min
Do you fly straight-in when the controller didn’t specifcally clear you that way?
OB95: MedEvac 9-1-1
Oct 21, 2019 • 89 min
AG and RH discuss a spike in TRIAD traffic and how we adapt to seasonal traffic. How do we keep the airspace moving safely and efficiently? We also discuss “Med Evac” operations and how we prioritize that type of operation.
OB94: NEODD SWEVEN, The Triad Bear
Oct 14, 2019 • 75 min
AG and RH disuss TRIAD SIDS and STARS, the Triad Bear, and more of you great feedback/questions!
OB93: Five Star Weekend Wonderland
Oct 7, 2019 • 76 min
Please file VFR flight plans and get flight following whenever possible!
OB92: Texas Sized Delays
Sep 30, 2019 • 77 min
RH and AG explain what may have caused a delay for a military student pilot and more of your awesome feedback!
OB91: Ask A Controller, Part 2
Sep 23, 2019 • 84 min
RH and AG catch up on more awesome questions and feedback! Enjoy the show!
OB90: Ask A Controller
Sep 16, 2019 • 78 min
Star Destoyer at TRIAD, practice approaches, call sign mixup, drones, and advice for a new CFI!
OB89: Bird Strike Emergency
Sep 9, 2019 • 76 min
A pilot reacts quickly to a bird strike and lands safely in a TRIAD airspace airport. Great job!
OB88: Gotta Keep ‘Em Separated
Sep 2, 2019 • 77 min
What are separation services? And AG and RH close out the Chicago series with some information about the tower.
OB87: Chicago Area Flying Part 2: IFR
Aug 26, 2019 • 93 min
How are all the IFR flights separated in the Chicago area?
OB86: Chicago Area Flying Part 1: VFR
Aug 19, 2019 • 77 min
What are the tips and tricks every VFR pilot should know in the Chicago area?
OB85: Trail Blaze In A Summer Weather Maze
Aug 12, 2019 • 71 min
RH and AG talk about controller creativity in bad weather, holding, and deviations.
OB84: B747 Heavy, Rock Your Wings
Aug 5, 2019 • 71 min
AG and RH catch up on feedback and discuss a story about help from ATC in Kansas City area.
OB83: Live From the Saturday Night Air Show Day 6 and 7
Jul 29, 2019 • 59 min
The closing episode in the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 Opposing Bases series. You don’t want to miss this closing episode.
Bonus #6: Fisk Flight Narrative Day 5
Jul 27, 2019 • 40 min
Romeo Hotel is a passenger on the FISK Arrival to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 Fly In!
Bonus #5: Live OVER Fisk at AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 Day 5
Jul 26, 2019 • 25 min
Romeo Hotel flies backseat with Mike on the Fisk Arrival after departing EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019
Bonus #4: Live from AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 Day 4
Jul 26, 2019 • 24 min
Romeo Hotel and Mike from Flying and Life Podcast talk about Day 4, Thursday July 26 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 live from the ultralight runway!
Bonus #3: Live from FISK at AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 Day 3
Jul 24, 2019 • 21 min
RH and Captain Nick travel to FISK to watch the FISK Arrival and the hard work of NATCA Air Traffic Controllers!
OB82: Live Audience From AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 Day 2
Jul 23, 2019 • 80 min
Live from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, AG and RH get through some feedback while surrounded by the sights, sounds, and people of AirVenture!
Bonus #2: Live From AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 Day 1
Jul 22, 2019 • 24 min
AG and RH attend Day 1 of AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 Day 1
Bonus #1: Live from AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 Day 0
Jul 21, 2019 • 22 min
Rock Your Wings: the window to fly to KOSH is open! Fly safely and we will see you soon!
OB81: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh NOTAM
Jul 15, 2019 • 125 min
Fly safely to AirVenture Oshkosh and let’s review the arrival procedures in the NOTAM!
OB80: Bay Area Flying With Max Trescott
Jul 8, 2019 • 80 min
Bay Area flying with Max Trescott and a discussion about VFR vs IFR practice approaches.
OB79: English For Air Traffickers
Jul 1, 2019 • 70 min
AG and RH catchup on feedback, AG nearly electrocutes himself, and we get another English lesson from Captain Nick!
OB78: Practice Approaches: Tips and Tricks
Jun 24, 2019 • 72 min
What is the best way to accomplish practice approaches safely and efficiently?
OB77: Everyone Is Cleared to Land
Jun 17, 2019 • 72 min
We discuss what happens when someone forgets to cancel at a non-towered airport and how we make sure they are safe!
OB76: Help Wanted
Jun 10, 2019 • 82 min
How to apply to be an air traffic controller, awesome feedback, and great audio from our listeners!
OB75: Class Delta Communication and Coordination
Jun 3, 2019 • 69 min
AG and RH discuss which controlling ATC facility VFR pilots should call during flight following near Delta airspace.
OB74: Radio Faces Host Canadian Aces
May 27, 2019 • 65 min
Live studio recording with AG, RH, CP, and JB! Your feedback and their perspectives!
OB73: Fun Checkrides and Fat Airplanes
May 20, 2019 • 66 min
AG and RH discuss checkrides in flying and ATC.
OB72: The Aviation Community
May 13, 2019 • 67 min
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.
OB71: Potomac Approach (PCT), Part 2
May 6, 2019 • 71 min
AG and RH will continue discussion about the complex Potomac Approach airspace.
OB70: Potomac Approach (PCT), Part 1
Apr 29, 2019 • 77 min
How to navigate under VFR near Washington, D.C. and the SFRA!
OB69: Category III Approaches and Autoland
Apr 22, 2019 • 68 min
What is required for an aircraft to use CAT III ILS and autoland?
OB68: ARTCCs vs TRACONs
Apr 15, 2019 • 65 min
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!
OB67: Center Controllers Can See The Future
Apr 8, 2019 • 66 min
How do center controllers predict and resolve conflict so far away?
OB66: Beechcraft Days, 100,000 Plays
Apr 1, 2019 • 61 min
What are your weather planning considerations when filing IFR to an airport without an IAP?
OB65: Atlanta TRACON (A80), Part 2
Mar 25, 2019 • 70 min
PRM approaches, breakouts, missed approaches, resequencing, and Class Bravo transitions.
OB64: Atlanta TRACON (A80), Part 1
Mar 18, 2019 • 70 min
RH interviews a controller from Atlanta Tracon to learn more about their operation.
OB63: Speed Restrictions
Mar 11, 2019 • 64 min
We break down speed limits, speed restrictions, and why we use speed assignments in the TRIAD airspace. Another great list of aviation bucket list items, too!
OB062: Dodging Primary Targets
Mar 4, 2019 • 65 min
How does ATC assign beacon codes and what happens if I forget to turn my transponder on inside of a mode C veil around Class Bravo airspace?
OB061: Family Flight Night
Feb 25, 2019 • 73 min
AG and RH discuss Foreflight, flight planning, turbulence avoidance, and family feedback.
OB060: Atlanta Tower
Feb 18, 2019 • 68 min
Juliet Echo Charlie from Atlanta sent in some great questions about helicopter operations on the ATL airport. How do ATL controllers keep the traffic flowing when helicopters are nearby?
OB059: Wrong Way on a Windy Day
Feb 11, 2019 • 65 min
RH and AG discuss runway selection, runway use programs, and listener questions.
OB058: The Voice That Puts Out Fires
Feb 4, 2019 • 65 min
“The Voice”. AG and RH discuss training and the dreaded “voice” when a trainer (OJTI) over-keys the trainee and starts issuing corrected instructions. Why does this happen? Is it safe?
OB057: Ten Whoppers on a Monday
Jan 28, 2019 • 62 min
AG and RH tackle a mountain of emails. Thank you for the awesome feedback, everyone! And thank you for all the support during the shutdown. We are so lucky to be involved in such an awesome aviation community!
OB056: Miracle on the Hudson
Jan 21, 2019 • 66 min
AG and RH discuss the “Miracle on the Hudson” and RH’s aviation heroes: Captain Sullenberger and First Officer Jeff Skiles.
OB055: International Pizza Party
Jan 14, 2019 • 62 min
RH and AG discuss AIM recommended use of transponders, drones, communications during flight following, and more!
OB054: Serving Our Listeners
Jan 7, 2019 • 59 min
AG and RH catch up on news and feedback; serving our listeners!
OB053: Lost Letters to Airmen
Dec 31, 2018 • 62 min
Pilot deviations are on the rise at VNY; learn how to prevent it from happening to you!
OB052: Christmas Special
Dec 24, 2018 • 62 min
Merry Christmas; Feedback Special
OB051: Special VFR
Dec 17, 2018 • 57 min
What is the point of Special VFR and when would a pilot request the clearance?
OB050: TRSA Time
Dec 10, 2018 • 54 min
Thank you for your feedback and questions that drive this show!
OB049: Medical Emergencies
Dec 3, 2018 • 62 min
Medical Emergencies and ATC interactions, controller saves, and listener feedback!
OB048: Thanksgiving Blues and Night Vision Clues
Nov 26, 2018 • 59 min
VFR Flight Plans, Communication Confusion, Thanksgiving Traffic
OB047: Feedback Frenzy, Checkride Envy
Nov 19, 2018 • 53 min
Checkride time in Australia!
OB046: Turn Up The Heat Immediately!
Nov 12, 2018 • 61 min
Who decides which approach is advertised on the ATIS?
OB045: Sounds From The Radar Room
Nov 5, 2018 • 54 min
What is happening in the tracon when controllers are not talking to planes?
OB044: Must Go Faster
Oct 29, 2018 • 51 min
Immediately expedite with no delay!
OB043: Transmission Timing and Standby Etiquette
Oct 22, 2018 • 60 min
Why is ATC telling me to standby?
OB042: Victory Vector, Come On Over to My Sector
Oct 15, 2018 • 61 min
AG and RH discuss approach clearance requirements.
OB041: Reroute Assignment
Oct 8, 2018 • 62 min
Why can’t I fly directly over this giant Class B airport at 4000’?
OB040: Student Pilot Emergency
Oct 1, 2018 • 66 min
Student solo loses her right main landing gear during a practice flight and all ends well!
OB039: Map Overload
Sep 24, 2018 • 62 min
Map madness and fix frenzy: what do we see on our displays?
OB038: Radar Training
Sep 17, 2018 • 62 min
How do we train a new hire in RADAR at TRIAD ATCT?
OB037: Tower Training
Sep 10, 2018 • 59 min
How do we train a new hire in the tower at TRIAD ATCT?
OB036: PIREPs
Sep 3, 2018 • 62 min
PIREP TIME! Pilot weather reports matter!
OB035: Alert 2, Bacon Fire!
Aug 27, 2018 • 62 min
Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting!
OB034: Luck of the Irish
Aug 21, 2018 • 59 min
Invisible airspace boundaries are like walls in the sky!
OB033: The Great East West ATC Throwdown
Aug 13, 2018 • 70 min
Follow up from Episode 032 regarding ODPs, the Seattle crash, and an interview with BG, host of “Podcasting on a Plane”.
OB032: Havoc Five Eight Crash
Aug 6, 2018 • 62 min
How do you stay clear of obstacles departing IFR from a non-towered airport?
OB031: Non-Towered Airports
Jul 30, 2018 • 70 min
How do you pick up an IFR clearance at a non-towered airport?
OB030: Captain Al’s Feedback
Jul 23, 2018 • 66 min
Thank you, Captain Al for your wonderful feedback!
OB029: Dispatcher Lingo and Slot Time Bingo
Jul 16, 2018 • 65 min
An in depth conversation about dispatching and air traffic interactions.
OB028: NOTAM Novels
Jul 9, 2018 • 69 min
NOTAMS have gotten out of control!
OB027: Missed Approach Mountain Mayhem
Jul 2, 2018 • 64 min
What happens if you go missed in the mountains below MDA?
OB026: How to Apply to Be an Air Traffic Controller
Jun 25, 2018 • 72 min
AG and RH guide you through the process of applying to be an Air Traffic Controller!
OB025: Charted Visual Approaches and Weather Deviations
Jun 18, 2018 • 65 min
Captain Mike and First Officer Jeff travel through TRIAD!
OB024: Radar Scopes
Jun 11, 2018 • 62 min
What do we see on our radar screen?
OB023: Endless Vectors to 18 Airports
Jun 4, 2018 • 61 min
When AG and RH rule the Galactic Aviation Universe …
OB022: New Runways
May 29, 2018 • 60 min
What happens when a new runway is built at a busy airport?
OB021: Starship Enterprise, Possible Pilot Deviation
May 22, 2018 • 73 min
Possible pilot deviation, Advise you call TRIAD Approach!
OB020: Catalina Wine Mixer and Blue Angels
May 14, 2018 • 44 min
Blue Angels, F35, helicopters, and more!
OB019: Holding Hands on Finals to Parallel Runways
May 7, 2018 • 61 min
Parallel Runway Operations and Separation Requirements
OB018: The Clearance Heard Across the County
Apr 30, 2018 • 59 min
Listener feedback, long range audio, evacuations, and more!
OB017: Southwest Airlines Flight 1380
Apr 23, 2018 • 67 min
AG and RH discuss SWA1380
OB016: Readbacks and Shout-Outs!
Apr 16, 2018 • 66 min
Why are read backs so important to the safety of the NAS?
OB015: International Flights and Instructing
Apr 9, 2018 • 71 min
Take a trip on a 75/767 to Europe with Zak, our first guest co-host!
OB014: Air Traffic CRM and Going Missed on a Visual Approach
Apr 2, 2018 • 60 min
Crew Resource Management and ATC Teamwork!
OB013: Caution Wake Turbulence
Mar 27, 2018 • 58 min
AG and RH discuss wake turbulence separation requirements, pilot wake avoidance techniques, and real life encounters with wake turbulence.
OB012: Lost Communications
Mar 20, 2018 • 59 min
Night, IMC, IFR weather, missed approach, NORDO, now what?
OB011: Unverified Altitudes and Mode C
Mar 13, 2018 • 55 min
Transponders, altimeter settings, and unverified altitudes.
OB010: A Trip Down Memory Lane on a DC-10
Mar 9, 2018 • 77 min
AG and RH discuss their earliest memories of aviation, planes, and air traffic.
OB009: Zooming into Non-Towered Airports and CTAF
Mar 1, 2018 • 65 min
How does ATC help keep you safe going into a non-towered airport under IFR?
OB008: Approach Briefings, Holds, EFC times, and Fuel Emergencies
Feb 21, 2018 • 67 min
AG Flies to DCA! Holds, EFCs, and Fuel Emergencies
OB007: Practice Approaches
Feb 15, 2018 • 68 min
Practice Approaches, APG dinner, and “Zippy” says hello!
OB006: VFR Flights Matter
Feb 6, 2018 • 61 min
VFR Flights Matter and AG and RH are answering GA questions about VFR in the NAS
OB005: Reroutes, Reduced Runway Separation, and RAs
Jan 31, 2018 • 65 min
Reroutes, Reduced Runway Separation, RAs
OB004: “Cleared to Land” and Solving The Mystery of “Opposing Bases”
Jan 23, 2018 • 51 min
What are “Opposing Bases”?
OB003: Go Around: The Controller’s Perspective
Jan 17, 2018 • 44 min
The controller’s perspective on the SFO Go Around last week.
OB002: Air Traffic Tackles the Autopilot
Jan 9, 2018 • 50 min
Understanding airplane automation and how it plays an important role in air traffic control.
OB001: Welcome to Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk
Jan 3, 2018 • 52 min
Getting the introductions out of the way … welcome to Opposing Bases!