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Episode 142 Show Notes Topic of the show: What happens when the emergency is over? Is the pilot detained, questioned, and forced to fill out endless paperwork? We hear from several pilots about their post-emergency paperwork and we think our listeners will like what they learn. Also, what does law enforcement dispatch do with a laser report? Timely…
 
Episode 141 Show Notes Topic of the show: This week we will get the details of a middle of the night incident in TRIAD airspace and discuss the troubleshooting procedures of a solo Pilatus pilot. We also discuss the differences throughout the NAS regarding the issuance of VFR codes at Class D airports. Timely Feedback: PATRON Mike Kilo sent in fant…
 
Episode 140 Show Notes Topic of the show: What’s going on in the radar room when a pilot declares and emergency and can’t make it back to an airport? AG and RH will offer their opinions on what you don’t’ hear on frequency. Links to the story: link to kathryn's report http://www.kathrynsreport.com/search?q=n4092d flight radar24 https://www.flightra…
 
Episode 139 Show Notes Topic of the show: This week on Opposing Bases, we discuss a listener’s story when he busted Bravo accidentally. Why did it happen? What did they do to solve the issue with ATC? What can we learn from his story? This and more feedback and questions from the listeners. Timely Feedback: PATRON Mike Kilo shares his thoughts on t…
 
Episode 138 Show Notes Topic of the show: This week we will discuss our opinions on navigating complex airspace with several different controlling agencies and airspace boundaries. Who should you call when you are approaching a Class Delta? How far above the Delta should you fly? What does the controller see when you are tagged up by another facili…
 
Episode 137 Show Notes Topic of the show: RH and AG are going to talk about separation errors. What happens to us when we violate a rule? How does our reporting culture encourage the sharing of data to enhance safety? Timely Feedback: PATRON Juliet Hotel is back from his long, unplanned cross country. PATRON Tango November is a private pilot! Congr…
 
Episode 136 Show Notes Topic of the show: 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 will share our opinion and get to more of your awesome feedback! Timely Feedback: PATRON Tango Kilo is an…
 
Episode 135 Show Notes Topic of the show: 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. Timely Feedback: Juliet Papa is a Private Pilot! Cong…
 
Episode 134 Show Notes Topic of the show: 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? Thank you to PATRONs IM, CH, and MD for your awesome answers! Ti…
 
Episode 133 Show Notes Topic of the show: 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. Timely Feedback: PATRON Delta Mike a…
 
Episode 132 Show Notes Topic of the show: 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! Timely Feedback: Delta Yankee has timely feedback about the closely spaced parallel appr…
 
Episode 131 Show Notes Topic of the show: 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 feedb…
 
Episode 130 Show Notes Topic of the show: AG and RH explain several different types of traffic calls and situations. Do we need the pilots to see one another? What happens if you have them in sight? What happens if you don’t see them? Timely Feedback: India Lima walks us down his memory lane and his amazing career in air traffic. PATRON Bravo Sierr…
 
Episode 129 Show Notes Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss ATC traffic calls. When do we issue them? What are the pilot responsibilities for reporting traffic in sight? What can controllers do knowing pilots have other aircraft in sight. We answer all these questions and much more. Timely Feedback: Delta Alpha from Big Apple asks about staffing an…
 
Episode 128 Show Notes Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss how controllers all have their own way of doing things. What happens when we sit down and the previous controller created a situation we don’t like? How do we make the problem run our way? Timely Feedback: Delta Victor from the approach control mentioned last week responds to our discussio…
 
Episode 127 Show Notes Topic of the show: RH and AG discuss what a pilot can do to get out of a jam when they are left high on an approach. Timely Feedback: PATRON Tango Hotel sent in a great audio question! Bravo Foxtrot got selected to take the air traffic test. Congratulations! Feedback Echo Romeo asks about “approved as requested” phraseology. …
 
Episode 126 Show Notes Topic of the show: AG and RH break down the importance of timing when turning aircraft onto final and illustrate the differences between aircraft with widely different speeds. Timely Feedback: Air Traffic Controllers are an integral part of the aviation safety system! PATRON Charlie Mike left audio about aircraft equipment kn…
 
Episode 125 Show Notes Topic of the show: RH and AG got the help of a TERPS expert answering a listener question about unpublished hold instructions on a missed approach. Links referenced in the Terps Elf answer: FAA's Instrument Flight Procedures Information Gateway , FAA Form 8260-2 , CRQ ILS 24 Timely Feedback: PATRON helped us answer a question…
 
Episode 124 Show Notes Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss why we refer to the aircraft on approach as “my final”. Why are we so possessive of this area of airspace and why do we celebrate when we do it well? Mentioned in the opening: Race City Flight Operations at 14A Airport (Lake Norman Airport). Stop by on May 16th for some food trucks, airpla…
 
In this week’s episode, AIN London-based editor Charles Alcock gives an overview of the latest WingX data, which indicates that business aviation flight activity is awakening from its Covid-19-induced slumber. Meanwhile, Washington, D.C.-based editor Kerry Lynch highlights the results from Bombardier’s first-quarter results and, unfortunately, layo…
 
Episode 123 Show Notes Topic of the show: AG and RH break down the details of an arrival with “descend via” instructions with the help of PATRON Joe the Airbus Guy. We also find out what our listeners want to do in aviation when we get back to the new normal. Timely Feedback: PATRON Echo Golf sent in audio feedback about the show. PATRON Whiskey Ch…
 
Episode 122 Show Notes Topic of the show: What is taking that controller so long? Whiskey Charlie sent in a question on OB120 about a reroute that took a little while in the tower. On this episode, we will hear from two of the controllers that work at the facility providing the outstanding service. We find out why the reroute took so long, what obs…
 
Episode 121 Show Notes Topic of the show: AG and RH got some great feedback about two topics recently: flight following in the SoCal area and the use of autopilot on checkrides. We will share our thoughts and you can hear what our listeners think! RH and AG were recently interviewed by Carl Valeri on the Stuck Mic AvCast episode 237! Timely Feedbac…
 
Episode 120 Show Notes Topic of the show: What are "Opposing Bases"? Also, PATRON Whiskey Charlie asked about reroute selection, chart usage, and general controller/pilot type of knowledge in the tower. AG and RH will give our opinions on the disconnect between two sides of the microphone. Timely Feedback: PATRON Juliet Bravo sent in some local VFR…
 
Episode 119 Show Notes Show Topic: 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! Feedback Romeo Whiskey the “Terps Elf” sent in his confessions. PATRON Juliet Bravo sent in a question about equipment suffixes. Alpha Foxtrot sent audi…
 
Episode 118 Show Notes Topic of the show: 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! Timely Fe…
 
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