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Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk

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.

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OB248: I Can't Flash You Unless You Touch Me
Episode 248 Show Notes (updated audio file)   Topic of the show: You’ve heard us mention automation and handoffs and flight plan updates but, in this episode, we try to explain it in a way that makes sense to everyone.  Why is flight plan routing so critical for interfacility handoffs and what can the pilot do in order to increase efficiency during deviations.  We also discuss ADS-B data feeds, updated aircraft technology, and more of your awesome aviation questions and feedback.  This episode is 100% PATRON FEEDBACK!  Thank you for supporting our show!   Timely Feedback: 1. Patron SI asks about radar associates and has some drone experience. 2. Patron CM sent a very cool audio update about Alaskan Opposing Bases! 3. We try to sum up the feedback we got about speed restrictions below Class Bravo airspace. 4. Patron SE shares some interesting information about Canadian ADS-B data feeds.   Feedback Patron DZ exercised some PIC decision making skills to stay safe! Patron MM asked if we distinguish between medical emergencies and equipment malfunction emergencies. Patron WTF shares thoughts about updated flight deck equipment and training as it relates to accidents.   Mentioned on the show: https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/agc/practice_areas/regulations/interpretations/Data/interps/2015/Duncan-AFS-1_4_2015_Legal_Interpretation.pdf   https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/agc/practice_areas/regulations/interpretations/data/interps/2010/Seltzer-Continental%20Airlines_2010_Legal_Interpretation.pdf 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 website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.
65:43 10/03/2022
OB247: Speeding Inside Opposing Canyons
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: 1. The Badger Pilot’s public apology for a vocabulary slip. 2. Patron India Mike shares ADS-B stories from the canyons of the back country! 3. RBB had a stuck mic and figured it out before takeoff. 4. Patron Alpha India provides some evidence of nice center controller behavior.   Feedback Patron DW was told to follow a Reaper drone! Uniform Hotel Charlie shares his techniques for teaching students to mix with traffic after an approach. Patron TJM asked about an RA and what happens on the controller side of things afterwords. 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 website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.
79:13 09/26/2022
OB246: Three Levels of Inception
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: 1. Patron Echo Delta shared a picture of their student preparing to enter a pattern. 2. Patron BLJ shares some career news and also got a tower of TRIAD. 3. Charlie Golf has a theory on the placement of static discharge chains on our new tower chairs. 4. Kilo Hotel sent a great site to find out if a MOA/SUA is hot.   Feedback Patron Alpha Foxtrot asks about the CIC’s role in the pit. Patron Kilo Whiskey asks about a tower radio failure. The Badger Pilot shares a story about termination of radar services going into a towered airport with cookies.   Mentioned on the show: www.sua.faa.gov 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 website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.
71:22 09/19/2022
OB245: Twice the Tower, Ten Times the Power
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: 1. Patron EH asked us to clarify on the “WHO” blinking on our radar scope. 2. Patron AT has a question about VFR weather deviations . . . when do we start to care? 3. Patron JS figured out how to upset the simulator instructor and cause multiple system failures.   Feedback Patron GB shares a story about a missed approach with the wrong frequency keyed up. Charlie Sierra from the mitten state shares some stories about yesteryear. Patron JKT shares thoughts about the show and a story about planning a mission with ATC. 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 website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.
83:04 09/12/2022
OB244: Constant State of Emergency
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 questions.    Timely Feedback: 1. AC shares on more piece of the glider puzzle. 2. SGAC Patron SE found a fun piece of ATC trivia about circling approach clearances. 3. Patron DRH shares some tips on advising ATC of VFR altitude changes.   Feedback Patron JKG is a flight following believer now! Patron WTF wonders if certain equipment allows flight following codes from Delta airports. 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 website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.
71:07 09/05/2022
OB243: Altitude Your Discretion
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: 1. Alpha Charlie answers most of our glider tow questions from last week. 2. Patron JG shares a story about misidentified aircraft types. 3. JZ and his daughter are big fans of airplane livery and Abraham Lincoln. 4. Patron JEF shares the audio from AG’s ATC Birthday Party.   Feedback Patron WTF shares some ADS-B insight. Patron JEC sent in a great audio question about a mysterious aircraft in our airspace. Patron BS shares a story from a long solo cross country. 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 website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.
77:56 08/29/2022
OB242: Visions of Performance
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: 1. PATRON WTF shares a fun regulation fact about who can fly the plane. 2. A Center Controller shares information about what information is displayed on their fancy screen.   Feedback SD wants to know our thoughts on how a pilot should respond when ATC asks them to do an unusual maneuver to land quickly. PATRON GK shares audio about a glider tow operation. PATRON AW has a question about pilot discretion descents. LIH is ready to move into a flying career!   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 website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.
65:58 08/22/2022
OB241: Schrödinger's Bravo
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: 1. Patron JEC asks how we would deal with a pilot that told us to standby. 2. Juliet Sierra got his podcast ATP rating. 3. Patron CK shares thoughts on managing a missed approach. 4. Patron CH shares what center controllers can see on their magical data screens.   Feedback PJ want to know about inadvertent IMC for a helicopter: what would we do? BF shares audio about a recent PIREP mixup. JP shares a story of a Class Bravo bust.   Mentioned on the show: https://www.thepilotsguidetoairtrafficcontrol.com/ 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 website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.
79:01 08/15/2022
OB240: Sleepless in Oshkosh
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: 1. Patron CP sent audio illustrating real callsign struggles. #alphabetsoup 2. BC calls out RH for his slip of the tongue. 3. SGAC Patron MB shares a story about a missed approach in a B767. 4. Patron JM wants to know what happens if the missed approach loses radios? (moved to next week, sorry JEC) Patron MN shares some audio feedback about the live show and the Penguin shirt. Patron MEH wants to know how we got the radio red carpet at FISK. SGAC MS caught RH and AG in the wild!   Feedback SD shares a tip about calm wind runway information in the Chart Supplement Patron JM put his phone number in the remarks but ATC couldn’t see it. Why? Patron EA has a trick to avoiding center airspace altogether! Patron AD wants to know if using airports as part of a clearance route is normal. Patron WO used a lot of gas and flew a long way out of the way. Why? 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 website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.
74:52 08/08/2022
Live at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 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 live production! Another special shout out to Bravo Kilo, the ATC controller that watched us during the arrival and gave us a very special "Rock Your Wings" over FISK!  That audio is a special memory.  Thank you! And finally, thank you to our fantastic network of supporters on Patreon.  Our community of show supporters is what made this trip to AirVenture possible and without our Patrons, this show would never have made it this far with such a strong listener base.  Thank you! Enjoy this special live episode for bios, background, and awesome AirVenture specific questions and answers.  If you couldn't make it to AirVenture, put it on your list of places to go.  You won't regret it!
68:13 08/01/2022
OB239: Radio Calls Are Toll Free
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: 1. Patron CWS got a great tour! 2. Patron TG shares some kind words about the show. Thank you! 3, 4, 5. Patrons AW, GF, and CH share their thoughts on alternate missed approach instructions. KG got to send his first student to solo and watch from the tower!   Feedback Patron DW asked about LPV approaches in Hawaii and we got some feedback from the Terps Elf!https://www.nstb.tc.faa.gov/RT_VerticalProtectionLevel.htm MN shares her thoughs on the show using audio feedback! #savethepenguins Patron SH asks about active MOAs and how to plan for them along your route of flight. Check this article out: https://www.boldmethod.com/learn-to-fly/airspace/flying-through-military-operations-area-moa-vfr/ 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 website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.
77:02 07/25/2022
OB238: Standby Me
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: 1. JW sent a fun EFB trick where you can add pattern entry to your flight path for situational awareness. 2. Patron WO shares some safety advice for all pilots: set personal minimums.      3.Bravo Kilo (a real life Oshkosh AirVenture controller) sent    some tips and comments about flying into the busiest airport in the world.   Feedback Patron JY asks about temporary controllers during staffing challenges. JC wants to know if we can Brasher Warning a cat? 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 website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.
81:21 07/18/2022
OB237: 2022 AirVenture Notice-Rock Your Wings!
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: 1. Juliet Sierra clarifies the runway crossing phraseology. 2. Patron MEH shares kind words about the show. Thank you!   Find the 2022 FAA/EAA AirVenture NOTICE: https://www.eaa.org/eaa/about-eaa/eaa-media-room/airventure-news-releases/2022-05-25-airventure-2022-notice-released   You still have time to prepare with live ATC on your home flight simulator: https://www.pilotedge.net/pages/simventure   Find Mike: http://flyingandlife.com/   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 website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.
107:20 07/12/2022
OB236: High Alert False Alarm
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: 1. SB wants to give a shout out to ATC for getting through a rough patch of staffing. 2. BE shares the origin of “Tally Ho”. 3. Patron MG wants to know how we handle low flying aircraft with radio reception challenges.   Feedback RL wants to know what a “VFR Tower” is and why they can’t issue vectors. Patron MC has a question about low altitude alerts. Patron TZ got his PPL! Why do we keep violating that poor Canadian pilot? 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 website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.
70:31 07/11/2022
SimVenture 2022-Master the EAA AirVenture NOTICE
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: https://youtu.be/OMSoaUbERSU   When is SimVenture 2022?  PilotEdge will operate SimVenture Oshkosh 2022 during the following times: Thursday July 14: 3pm-6pm Pacific Time (2200-0100 Zulu) Friday July 15: 2pm-5pm Pacific Time (2100-0000 Zulu) Saturday July 16: 8am-11am Pacific Time (1500-1800 Zulu) Sunday July 17: 10am-2pm Pacific Time (1700-2100 Zulu)   What do you need to Participate in SimVenture? A working computer flight simulator (X-Plane 11 or Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020) Need help getting set up with a flight simulator? Click here An active PilotEdge membership (free trials work, too!) https://www.pilotedge.net/join A computer headset, or a way to use an aviation headset with your computer 4. An internet connection for your flight simulator’s computer   Actual Air Traffic Controllers Provided by NATCA   You may notice the air traffic controllers for PilotEdge’s SimVenture Oshkosh event sound very much like those who actually work the real AirVenture. That is because they are the actual controllers! PilotEdge is working closely with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association for this event. By having the actual air traffic controllers volunteer for PilotEdge’s SimVenture event, pilots are certain to have a true-to-life experience as they will hear the same fast paced ATC that has become so unique to Oshkosh.   Disclaimer PilotEdge’s SimVenture event, the PilotEdge SimVenture Notice and any other material provided by PilotEdge regarding SimVenture is for flight simulator purposes only. None of the material or guidance shall be used for real world flight or navigation. Refer to EAA’s official Notice when actually flying to AirVenture. 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 website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.
72:22 07/07/2022
OB235: Inadvertent VFR Flight Into IMC
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 Feedback: 1. Patron JW shares a picture of an old Road Atlas. 2. Patron JS shares some more information about the runway configuration in last week’s confusing feedback. 3. SGAC Patron Darth Pilot shares some progress on infamous bird NOTAMS. 4. TBA helps us with the mysterious text message we discussed on a previous episode.   Feedback Patron JEF shares audio about a flight when ATC seemed to be in the dark on the flight plan. Why? Patron CM shares a story about the local controller’s familiarization flights. JCS sent an unnecessary apology for making RH’s hair turn grey.     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 website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.
74:04 07/04/2022
OB234: Slightly Squeezed, Not Mashed
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 airport, approach lighting, and weird radar identification practices.  This episode is packed with aviation gold nuggets.  Don’t miss it!   Timely Feedback: 1. SGAC Patron SE shares an experience with CPDLC. Cool! 2. JS dug deep into the fine print regarding runway crossing and hold short instructions. Thank you! 3. Patron JH shares a small correction to our discussion on WAAS and GPS units. Thank you!   Feedback Patron WTF asks about a very unusual radar identification practice. Patron MG asked our opinion on approach lights. Check out this great article to learn more about approach lights:https://www.boldmethod.com/learn-to-fly/navigation/when-can-you-go-below-mins-instrument-approach/ Patron JS shares a story of their long cross country and being slightly confused on arrival pattern direction.   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 website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.
82:56 06/27/2022
OB233: Because . . . Chinook
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 Feedback: 1. SGAC Patron SE shares very positive feedback about centers and the “DOVE” operation. Great job, centers! 2. Patron MIK shared a story about receiving clearance to cross a runway while taxiing on another runway. 3. Patron EM sent audio about a doozy of a route in the northeast. 4. MB shares a reroute story even after doing everything right. 5. JG shares an embarrassing Class Bravo exchange while flying IFR. Patron MK sent audio about an interaction with a busy Class Bravo controller.   Feedback Patron AD flies a little off the beaten path and asks for our thoughts.   Mentioned on the show: More information about SimVenture can be found at www.pilotedge.net/simventure. Promo video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/OMSoaUbERSU.  Check it out and get ready to fly to AirVenture! 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 website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.
67:12 06/20/2022
OB232: One Touch Wonder
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: 1. Patron JEC sent clarification audio regarding “track runway heading”. 2. Patron RM shares a fun fact about the new Top Gun Maverick movie.   Feedback Patron EM has a question about crossing runways while taxiing on another runway. Patron India Hotel is proficient in VFR holding patterns and wants our opinion on how to handle it. Patron SEM is back in the flying world and has a question about an RA received recently. 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 website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.
72:01 06/13/2022
OB231: Wings Do Things
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: 1. SGAC Patron SE sent a pro tip about TEC routes used out West. Thank you! 2. Patron PWK shared his experience with TEC routes. 3. OC thinks there is room to improve EFB recommended routes.   Feedback GB has learned a thing about wake turbulence landing behind big heavies! Patron AV wants to know our thoughts on a recent go around at a busy airport which led to an RA. Patron JR doesn’t want to hope for the best while flying in a single engine aircraft over water. Help! Patron OS wants to know which technique is best when calling ATC. 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 website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.
71:34 06/06/2022
OB230: Caveman ATC
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. Patron PV has some follow up questions on block altitudes and controller visual memory aids.   Feedback Patron CKA sent a link about ODPs:(https://pilotworkshop.com/win-sim-ifrm-0921/ TB sent a question about emergency declaration. Patron JC sent audio about cool fix names. Patron MK asks about filing IFR with ATC on the ground. Patron OG sent in a question about adding fixes/VORs in your VFR flight following routing. “Badger Pilot” sent some audio. Can we see victor airways on our maps? Local JCS asks about flight following in the practice area.   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 website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.
78:55 05/30/2022
OB229: Bravo Bamboozled
Episode 229 Show Notes   Topic of the show:  Did the controller say the magic words and clear you into the Bravo airspace?  AG and RH offer their opinions on implied Bravo clearances and how you can handle the situation.  We also discuss safe and effective means of allowing your student to make mistakes along the way.      Timely Feedback: 1. Patron CA sent some great suggestions regarding CTAF congestion. 2. Patron EH shares some background on the GPS approach under the Devil Bravo. 3. Patron SC shared a story about navigation pride! 4. JZ sent an update about her first flight with the baby.   Feedback Patron MR reminds IFR pilots trying to sneak out VFR isn’t always a good plan. Patron MG shared a great ATC service story from out West. Patron MK adds some phraseology to his goodbye to IFR aircraft at non-towered airports. DN wants our thoughts on safe ways to let your student make mistakes.   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 website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.
65:03 05/23/2022
OB228: Hijacked by the Autopilot
Episode 228 Show Notes   Topic of the show: When does a botched approach cross the line into a possible pilot deviation?  We will discuss our opinions on the use of automation during an approach, proper monitoring of the autopilot, and how to best comply with controller instructions.  We also discuss speed restrictions, setting up for the runway in use on a windy day, and more of your awesome aviation questions and feedback!   Timely Feedback: 1. SGAC Patron CM missed the meeting . . . and it’s RH’s fault! 2. Patron SMH shares information about an inflight text receiving device that is surprisingly affordable. https://goairtext.com/ 3. Lima Oscar shares a fun tip on audio ducking in a Garmin product. 4. SGAC Patron Golf Whiskey shares some kind words about the show.   Feedback Patron Charlie Hotel explains the amazing 4th line stored on a center controller’s data block. Patron Hotel Yankee has a windy runway story from his trip to TRIAD. Patron Echo Alpha asks about minimum speed assignments.       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 website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.
74:17 05/16/2022
OB227: Cancellation Cookies and Bravo Bullies
Episode 227 Show Notes   Topic of the show: AG and RH talk about life before GPS, stray visual approach paths, and forced IFR cancellation.  We also hear from a couple pilots that overflew Bravo and didn’t realize they were in the worst spot possible.  This episode is packed with aviation gold, you don’t want to miss it!   Timely Feedback: 1. SGAC Patron Sierra Bravo want to know if “cookies for cancellations” is a real thing or just a myth? 2. The Terps Elf heard our call for a change to “N/A at Night” RNAV approaches! 3. Mike Kilo has a message for all pilots in the interest of aviation safety! 4. Patron Golf Kilo heard a proposal while getting flight following.   Feedback Patron Juliet Mike sent an audio question about busy CTAF frequencies. See link below! Patron Golf Kilo sent a question about overflying a towered airport on a visual approach. Mike Kilo has a question about a local IFR cancellation policy.   Mentioned on the show: Aeronautical Charting Meeting - Instrument Procedures Group https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/offices/afx/afs/afs400/afs420/acfipg   Is your CTAF frequency too congested with nearby airports? https://www.aopa.org/advocacy/advocacy-briefs/air-traffic-services-process-brief-changing-unicom-frequencies   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 website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.
71:16 05/09/2022
OB226: Reduce Speed Ten Knots Faster
Episode 226 Show Notes   Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss a listener’s text message exchange when ATC thought his radios were not working.  What do we suggest with using cell phones and having a backup communication device when flying in the NAS?  We also discuss impossible ATC instructions, check in delays, priority for ground stops, and closely situated airspaces that place pilots close or inside of adjacent airspace.    Timely Feedback: 1. Romeo Mike brags about his amazing car from 1982. 2. Patron Echo Golf shares his new love of flying and spending money! 3. Mike Alpha suggests using 1-800-WX BRIEF to get the ATC phone numbers.   Feedback SGAC Patron Mike Charlie shares a story about an impossible ATC instruction and funny exchange. Patron Alpha Hotel shares a story about a short delay checking in and an impatient controller. Patron Alpha Sierra asks who gets priority for delays. Juliet Bravo talks about adjacent airspaces and instructions that placed him in someone else’s airspace.   Mentioned on the show:  https://asrs.arc.nasa.gov/publications/callback/cb_507.html 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 website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.  
73:51 05/02/2022
OB225: Laser Event Swat Team
Episode 225 Show Notes   Topic of the show: Today’s show is all about going “down the tubes”.  What is going on in the tracon to create the feeling that you are behind, unable to get a second to think, and too busy to do even one more thing?  AG and RH discuss the tasks that make us feel like we are slammed in the radar room.  We also discuss a recent laser light illumination police encounter, an approach minimums response from the Terps Elf, and more of your awesome aviation questions and feedback!  This episode is packed, don’t skip it!   Timely Feedback: 1. Patron HTV sent in fantastic context for our discussion about “IFR qualified but not IMC capable”. Patron CKA sent a link to an awesome episode of “I Learned About Flying From That”: Close Encounter with Wake Turbulence. Check it out! 3. Patron DE wants all his club members to listen to our ODP episodes: Obstacle Departure Procedures and ODP’s, Part 2. Thanks for the invite to speak at your club!   Feedback The Badger Pilot asked if he can fly an “ADF required” ILS approach with a WAAS GPS. Mike Golf sent in a question we sent to the TERPS Elf about approach minimums.     Mentioned on the show: article by Paul Berge at AvWeb.com “The History of Going Down The Tubes”: https://www.avweb.com/insider/the-history-of-going-down-the-tubes/ 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 website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.
67:27 04/25/2022
OB224: Warm and Fuzzy Wake Turbulence Avoidance
Episode 224 Show Notes   Topic of the show: AG and RH revisit wake turbulence avoidance and interactions with control towers that may be placing pilots in a tight spot behind a larger, wake producing aircraft.  What can pilots do to prevent inadvertent wake encounters and more importantly, how can they safely convey their needs to ATC?  Sometimes telling ATC “unable” is the start of a valuable exchange of information that can keep the plane safe!  We also discuss low altitude warnings, helicopter white outs, using cell phones in flight, and what happens if a controller can’t give a briefing.  You don’t want to miss this week’s episode!   Timely Feedback: 1. Juliet Sierra asks about how we differentiate flight following and traffic advisories out of the Charlie. 2.Patron Charlie Mike won’t see night time until September in Alaska!   Feedback Patron November Bravo wants to know if using a cell phone during lost communication is good advice. Patron Delta Zulu wants to know what happens if a controller can’t give a brief. Patron Juliet Sierra is now a CFI! Congratulations! They ask about low altitude alerts. Patron Whiskey Oscar asks about a white out landing in a helicopter over snow.   Mentioned on the show, thank you Charlie Alpha:   https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2019/aair/ao-2019-052/  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 website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.
76:03 04/18/2022
OB223: Shiny Aluminum Showers
Episode 223 Show Notes   Topic of the show: How do we stay off the landline and why is it an important controller skill?  On this week’s show, RH goes off on a rant about the misuse of landlines and the lessons he learned as a trainee to use them sparingly.  We also talk about “landing assured”, a busy flight school pattern, and LPV approaches.  This is a packed episode and you don’t want to miss a minute!  Enjoy!   Timely Feedback: 1. Sierra Golf shares some feedback about small GA aircraft going to Metroplex. 2. PATRON Juliet Charlie reminds us of another phone book nuance. 3. SGAC PATRON Charlie Mike has a request of the show and the Terps Elf. 4. PATRON Mike Golf enjoyed us having Captain Dana as a guest co-host. 5. PATRON Sierra Echo offers a pro tip on hitting a gap on final.   Feedback Sierra Papa Delta has some comments about wake turbulence and callsign mishaps. PATRON Whiskey Tango Foxtrot shares some information on equipage and approaches. PATRON JEC has a question about “landing assured”. PATRON AMB shares some audio from a busy pattern. PATRON Papa Victor wants to know how we stay off the land lines like pros. PATRON Echo Hotel wants everyone to know how cool his car was in 1998. https://fb.watch/bkWjs-_0pA/.   Mentioned on the show: Pilot has engine failure and works with ATC to find an airport and lands on the numbers with no engine from 9000’. Well done!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEMlny_ExuU 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 website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.
75:05 04/11/2022
OB222: Separation Bingo
Episode 222 Show Notes   Topic of the show: When a pilot calls up for an airborne IFR clearance and is dangerously close to an unidentified target on our scopes, when do our separation responsibility begin?  How do we protect against a midair collision when we are not talking to both aircraft?  We share our thoughts on this great question and we also discuss forced flight following, controller mistakes, and more of your awesome aviation questions!  Special “Charlie Alpha” segment included in this week’s show!   Timely Feedback: 1. Bravo Charlie Mike shares some more clues about the unclosed flight plan mystery. 2. Patron Sierra Charlie shares some thoughts on the overused land line! 3. Patron Mike India Kilo shares some local Triad news: https://boomsupersonic.com/news/post/boom-supersonic-first-supersonic-airliner-manufacturing-facility 4. Patron Echo Alpha has some wild wake turbulence experience.   Feedback Patron Juliet Sierra shares a story about his forced flight following in a Class Bravo. Sierra Golf shares some thoughts about his students and radio skills. Patron Echo Mike shares a near collision story. Patron Echo Delta shares a non-emergency emergency declaration. Patron Mike Zulu vectored the overflight too! 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 website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.
80:45 04/04/2022
OB221: We Were on the Landline
Episode 221 Show Notes   Topic of the show:  AG and RH often refer to the landlines.  What do we use them for and why are they such an important part of our job?  We also discuss military round robin flights, airport approach path obstructions, and the Boeing 737.  This week is jam packed with valuable aviation information and a special guest co-host: Captain Dana!  Captain Dana flies the Boeing 737 and shares his thoughts about the aircraft and adds some great insight from the professional pilot side of things.  Thank you for joining us today!   Timely Feedback: 1. PATRON Mike Kilo shared an article relevant to our conversation lately: .  https://www.ifr-magazine.com/avionics/aim-is-non-regulatory/ 2. PATRON Sierra India sent audio about vectoring the overflight. 3. PATRON Delta Kilo sent more fun facts about a local flight school. 4. PATRON Tango Charlie sent audio about manual, crank down gear.   Feedback Tango Foxtrot asks about the order of items for an effective flight following request. Alpha Charlie sends feedback about obstructions and N/A at night. Delta Sierra asks about military round robin flights with multiple approaches. Bravo Charlie Mike wants to know if we open flight plans with flight following requests.   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 website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don’t be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.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.
82:01 03/28/2022