125 episodes

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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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.

    OB119: The Best Instructors

    OB119: The Best Instructors

    AG and RH talk about their favorite instructors of all time!  We dig deep into the inbox and get to some more of your awesome questions and feedback!  Happy Monday!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    OB118: Live and Socially Distanced

    OB118: Live and Socially Distanced

    We asked listeners about their favorite instructor and we have some great feedback. We are going to resist the urge to talk about current events. Please use this show as a momentary escape from reality and stay safe, healthy, and happy. We will get through this time and we will be stronger for it!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    OB117: Checkride Cheats, Flight Check Feats

    OB117: Checkride Cheats, Flight Check Feats

    In this week’s installment of normalcy, we discuss Flight Checks. What are they? Who does them? How do controllers safely handle these critically important missions? AG and RH share our experiences and answer more of your awesome feedback!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    OB116: Climb Via The Get Out Of Here Departure

    OB116: Climb Via The Get Out Of Here Departure

    “Climb Via SID” vs. “Climb and Maintain” phraseology present a challenge depending on how the clearance is executed on departure. We break down the difference and illustrate some techniques for pilots that aren’t sure exactly what clearance they have been issued.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    OB115: Radio Congestion, Airspace Digestion

    OB115: Radio Congestion, Airspace Digestion

    What if a control instruction places you close to another piece of airspace that is controlled by another facility? Should you call both controllers? Should you be monitoring both frequencies? AG and RH try to clear up some of the confusion and give their opinions on best practices to stay safe! Great questions from PATRON Bravo Yankee!

    • 1 hr 17 min
    OB114: Confessions Of An Iced Up Cirrus

    OB114: Confessions Of An Iced Up Cirrus

    We encourage flight following on almost every episode. But what about short flights or local training flights? What should you do? AG and RH share their opinion on the use of flight following in these types of scenarios. We also get to more of your awesome questions. Thank you, PATRON Local Mike Bravo!

    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

ThatBIMguy ,

These two..

ATC from each country should have a couple of local fun ATC guys like these two clearing the skies of myths, contradictions and misunderstandings. Kudos to controllers AG & RH for their fine and fun podcast. You facilitate safer and more efficient transport and airspace operations.

77coffey ,

Triad Tower Terrors

Do you enjoy dry humor, useless information, losing brain cells by the minute - you've come to the wrong place. Well, aside from the dry humor that is.

A very engaging and entertaining Podcast by two knowledgeable guys. They do well at providing in-depth information but not heading into the weeds too often not become overly political during the conversation.

I wish I had started listening as a Student Pilot and appreciate the Podcast even more now working through my Instrument Rating.

A must-listen! Great job guys.

Alpha Tango

Gooch737 ,

A Must Listen for anyone interested in aviation

As a career pilot I was taught from the beginning that you should never stop learning. Opposing Bases is a great supplement to that learning. Things change often in aviation and this show is a great way to keep your brain cells sharp while listening to some top notch entertainment as well. Not bad for a couple of robots! I look forward to Monday’s so I can listen to the next OB episode! Keep up the great show.

DG

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