OB320: Cloud Surfing on the Published Mist
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by Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk: Aviation, Flying, and Air Traffic Control
17h ago
Episode 320 Show Notes   Topic of the show: On this week’s show, AG and RH discuss the danger in scud running as it relates to other traffic.  How can the IFR airplane safely navigate in airspace with other traffic that isn’t in contact with ATC or CTAF?  We also discuss a great way to introduce kids to ATC, traffic advisories, and more of you aviation questions and feedback.  This episode is packed and you don’t want to miss any of it!  Enjoy!   Timely Feedback: 1. Many Patrons sent feedback on closing tower airspace and why it reverts to E or G. Answered! 2. Pat ..read more
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OB319: Kids in Aviation and ATC
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by Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk: Aviation, Flying, and Air Traffic Control
1w ago
Episode 319 Show Notes   Topic of the show: Kids in Aviation and ATC On this week’s show, AG and RH discuss their ideas on getting kids interested in careers in aviation. Do you have an aspiring young adult and you are trying to find ways to introduce them to aviation?  Does you kids stare out the window and wonder at the magic of aviation like we did when we were young?  We also discuss trip planning with important passengers, non-towered operations, and more of you aviation questions and feedback.  This was a really fun show.  Enjoy!  https://www.faa.gov/educati ..read more
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OB318: Real Life in Fantasyland
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by Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk: Flying, ATC, and Aviation
2w ago
Episode 318 Show Notes Topic of the show: Controller Recurrent Training What topics and scenarios do controllers train on annually or semi-annually?  And how does it compare to airline/commercial pilot recurrent training?  On this week’s episode, AG and RH will discuss the differences in training and how controllers and pilots benefit from regular interval training.  We also discuss AG’s Manual Transmission School, snarky tower controllers, and more of your aviation questions and feedback.    Timely Feedback:  1. SGAC DB talks about his son flying and his daughter ..read more
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OB317: Stick Shift Type Ratings
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by Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk: Aviation, Flying, and Air Traffic Control
3w ago
Episode 317 Show Notes Topic of the show: Finding Community in Aviation Listeners respond to our request for how they find community within aviation.   RH also shares updates on his training progression at Penguin Airlines.  If you want to learn more about the training and the checkride, head over to patreon.com/opposingbases   Timely Feedback: 1. Patron Echo Sierra responded to our request in 316 2. BH responded to our request in 316 3. Patron AC sent a list of ideas for finding fellow fliers 4. Patron RW likes the idea of visiting many airports 5. Patron DE recommends pub ..read more
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OB316: Thirsty Chinooks and Penguin Riots
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by Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk: Aviation, Flying, and Pilot Discussion
1M ago
Episode 316 Show Notes   Topic of the show:  On this week’s show, AG and RH discuss ways for a newly minted private pilot to engage with the aviation community.   We also share our thoughts on safely expanding your skills while maintaining a safety first approach to flying.  This episode is packed with aviation gold and you don’t want to miss it!   Timely Feedback: 1. SGAC JAS asks about controller training timeline. 2. SGAC AM talks about wireless headsets and controller actions during an emergency. 3. NB has a question about IFR cancellation. 4. Patron TF has a new p ..read more
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OB315: Pet the Jet, Flee the Nest
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by Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk: Aviation, Flying, and Air Traffic Control
1M ago
Episode 315 Show Notes   Topic of the show: Time to get pushed out of the nest!  On this week’s show, AG and RH discuss the transition from trainee to certified controller and the stages of development as a professional controller.  We also share our thoughts on how a pilot should mature into a safe, risk reducing airman after they complete training.  The listener feedback on CPDLC and gliders is also discussed on this episode.  Enjoy!   Timely Feedback: 1. Patron Juliet Golf comments on actually old instrumentation 2. Controller CH responds to questions about the ..read more
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OB314: This CAN Work in America
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by Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk- Aviation, Flying, and ATC
1M ago
Episode 314 Show Notes   Topic of the show: Reroutes in Troubled Airspace SGAC Patron JAS provides the show topic this week about getting routing around weather in difficult airspace.  How can pilots prepare for deviations in busy airspace?  We also discuss denied flight following and using flight plans to keep you safe.  This episode is packed, you don’t’ want to miss it!   Timely Feedback: 1. Controller/Patron MK responded to questions about a capitol arrival being restricted. 2. Patron DC sent a follow up to the expanded Charlie airspace question https://www.federal ..read more
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OB313: Dark Side of the Hot Garbage Charlie
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by Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk: Aviation, Flying, and Air Traffic Control
1M ago
Episode 313 Show Notes   Topic of the show:  On this week’s show, AG and RH discuss why some controllers cannot issue radar vectors. Why are they suggesting headings?  What should the pilot do in order to safely comply with the instructions?  We also discuss IFR shortcuts, an airport in desperate need of metering, and more aviation questions and feedback.   Timely Feedback: 1.  We set the record straight on altitude selection during an IFR departure near terrain. 2. Patron AMM wants to know when we are selling the Secret ATC Decoder Ring in our online store. https ..read more
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OB312: Santa's Glider Goes Missed
Opposing Bases | Air Traffic Talk
by Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk: Aviation, Flying, and Air Traffic Control
2M ago
Episode 312 Show Notes   Topic of the show: Santa's Glider Goes Missed On this year’s Christmas show, we dig deep into Santa’s bag of feedback and discuss gliders, weight and balance, flight following, missed approaches and much much more.  Merry Christmas!   Holiday/Christmas audio used during this special episode: Music: Deck the Halls – Jingle Punks (No Copyright Music)   Timely Feedback: 1. Patron Juliet Golf sent a note about weight and balance. 2. SGAC Patron Bravo Sierra sent an announcement and feedback about his commercial check ride. 3. Patron Delta Delta has foll ..read more
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OB309: Pushing Back on Pushing Tin
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by Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk: Aviation, Flying, and Air Traffic Control
2M ago
Episode 309 Show Notes Topic of the show: ODP altitude selection by Patron NS NS asks about the best altitude to file on an ODP with the knowledge that ATC may stop you below that anyway. Timely Feedback:  1. Patron JB sent an advisory circular that defines short approaches. 2. Patron TS tells us that once again we put our feet in our mouths about the experimental remarks remarks we made. 3. Patron BC has a question about speed reduction on final 4. SGAC Patron RF adds to the theme of his 5 star review and talks penguins, icebergs, and listening to live ATC. Feedback 1. Patron JJ reminds ..read more
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