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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.

    Five Star Through Flight

    Five Star Through Flight

    AG and RH break down some audio of a medevac helicopter through flight clearance in the middle of the night. The controller provided outstanding service and learned something new along the way. We also discuss who to contact when entering busy Class Delta airspace and more of your awesome feedback!

    • 1h 7 min
    Unappreciated ATC Practices

    Unappreciated ATC Practices

    On this week’s episode, we discuss a pilot’s lengthy flight up and down the west side of the United States where they experienced several different air traffic control facilities’ less than desirable practices like slam dunk visual approaches, poorly setup ILS approach clearances, and center reroutes. AG and RH will add their perspective and share some insights that may help you the next time you travel outside your normal local area.

    • 1h 11 min
    Vacation on Yaw Damper Island

    Vacation on Yaw Damper Island

    AG and RH are doing their best to catch up with all the questions. We are all over the map this week: Magnetic vs. True wind direction, student pilot remarks, wake turbulence encounters, and pilot compliance with instructions in a timely manner. You won’t want to miss this fun episode. Enjoy!

    • 1h 9 min
    Cloud Police and Bird Murder

    Cloud Police and Bird Murder

    VFR practice approaches and local pop-up IFR clearances are not the same thing and do not afford the pilot the same separation standards or cloud clearance latitude. RH and AG discuss why a pilot must be clear in their request to ATC and have an understanding of why these two clearances are different.

    • 1h 10 min
    Vanishing Yellow Ink, Hand Wash Only

    Vanishing Yellow Ink, Hand Wash Only

    Live from Killer Taco Truck Airport in Sanford, NC, AG and RH answer audience questions, play some audio from listeners that couldn’t make the show, and discuss the podcast’s history. We are humbled by the turnout and so thankful for our listeners and show supporters.

    • 1h 45 min
    Cat Door Arrivals

    Cat Door Arrivals

    Wake turbulence is a flight hazard for all aircraft but especially dangerous for small, light airplanes. Do non-pilot controllers understand the implications of squeeze plays with regard to wake turbulence encounters? On this week’s show we will break down arrival to departure wake turbulence minimums and how pilots can play a role in risk mitigation.

    • 1h 11 min

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