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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.

Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk Air Traffic Talk

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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.

    OB136: Terps Elf on a Bravo Shelf

    OB136: Terps Elf on a Bravo Shelf

    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 your life in IMC near mountains. We will share our opinion and get to more of your awesome feedback!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    OB135: Cancel Takeoff, Take a Handoff

    OB135: Cancel Takeoff, Take a Handoff

    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.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    OB134: Opposing Bases in the Same Places

    OB134: Opposing Bases in the Same Places

    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? 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    OB133: Gunk and Funk's Farewell

    OB133: Gunk and Funk's Farewell

    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 awesome feedback.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    OB132: Approach Bingo

    OB132: Approach Bingo

    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!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    OB131: Seeing is Relieving, Part 3

    OB131: Seeing is Relieving, Part 3

    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 the traffic? All of that and more of your awesome feedback!

    • 1 hr 16 min

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