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Your Aviation Audio Magazine - A unique view... from both sides of the mic!Welcome! My name is Brandon Gonzales, I’m an Air Traffic Tower Controller at a busy General Aviation airport, but I also have a 25 year background in aviation as a Pilot, Flight Instructor, Aircraft Salesman, Ramper for a 2 major Airlines, FBO Line Serviceman, Plane Crash Survivor, and now Aviation Podcaster. My goal is to serve the aviation community at large, and to help you in your aviation endeavors, no matter wha ...
 
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Episode 143 Show Notes Topic of the show: Fatigue is an insidious danger in aviation. AG and RH discuss fatigue as it relates to some listener stories. Are you monitoring your level of fitness for flight? Are you taking a much-needed break when your brain is telling you to stop? Plus more of the listener’s awesome feedback! Timely Feedback: PATRON …
 
In this podcast, the RTS coaches, John Garafano, Mike Tuchscherer, Jim Elli, and Ross Leppala discuss how volume manipulation can beneficial or detrimental during a development block. Should you do it? Afterwards, we hear from LS McClain as he introduces his brand new "Let's Eat" adaptive template.
 
As the music promises, you know who’s here. The one, the only Chad Fortenberry, but with a twist! And that’s because today we’re answering your questions, A few thoughtful listeners, all Patrons in this case, sent in some stuff, and instead of just hearing my thoughts, you get Chad’s too, and between the two of us, you might just get an answer! Spe…
 
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…
 
In this episode, Coaches John Garafano, Ross Leppala, Jim Elli and Mike Tuchscherer discuss the Emerging Strategies Tool that gets the least amount of love...Pivot Blocks. Can we "optimize" pivot blocks? Can we increase the success of development blocks if we put more emphasis on the pivot blocks that we write as coaches? If so, how? In the second …
 
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…
 
What’s Narrative? No, honestly what is it. And why the heck are we talking about it on an aviation podcast?! Well, because I’m repurposing content from another thing I do. No, I’m kidding… Sort of. Narrative affects everything we hear. It’s that thing news outlets have that affects how they’re going to spin a story. And if you ask me, it’s a bummer…
 
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…
 
Nick Morof works for an architecture firm in Paris. Just a year out of architecture school at USC, he’s already established a solid career path, thanks to strategic internships in Detroit, Tokyo and the one in Paris that led to his current full-time salaried position. He talks about the strict Parisian quarantine protocol he lived through (fortunat…
 
In flying, I think everybody more or less falls into two camps. Camp 1: Those that are there for adventure, and Camp 2: those who aren’t. Some people crave a little uncertainty, and the others want to use their OCD to avoid anything of the sort. Today’s guest, quote/unquote “Baller Pilot” Deanna Wallace is really going to put the World In Air World…
 
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…
 
It’s been almost a year and a half since the Atlas crash, and that’s about how long it takes the NTSB to complete a formal investigation, and to issue a Probable Cause statement. And boy did they ever… The idea that a 767 could just fall out of the sky vertically, with no warning, was weird enough to suggest that this wouldn’t be a typical case, bu…
 
In this episode, Mike Tuchscherer speaks with Bryce Lewis, from The Strength Athlete, about the potential drawbacks to a Bottom-Up Coaching Paradigm, and what we might be able to learn from using a more Top-Down model. This one is interesting...so we hope you take some notes and send us feedback on instagram @reactivetrainingsystems.…
 
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…
 
Chad and I talked for so long, that when I looked down at the recording at the end, it showed nearly two hours. And I think that’s the best part of aviation. And podcasting too, actually. The idea that we can get all into a bunch of different topics, and go with it for that long, and not only have a great time, but share a ton of useful information…
 
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…
 
It's always a treat to fly with your best friends and, today, you get to come along with Chad and I as we discuss A BUNCH of high level training topics. We were having such a great time, we recorded almost 2 hours of content, so I decided to break it up into two Episodes. Topics discussed: 1. Flying During COVID - CAE Citation X Type Rating experie…
 
In this fantastic episode, Mike Tuchscherer and Jim Elli chat with Jacob Tsypkin a wonderful crossfit coach and next-level thinker from Anarchos Training Methods, AND the One and ONLY Eric Helms from 3D MUSCLE JOURNEY about finding meaning within your training. We dig deep into lessons we’ve learned through our training careers, what coaches can do…
 
What if you’re living the dream? Maybe you’ve got a plane of your own. Not much risk in that right? Or is there? For those outside the industry, there’s always stuff getting made up about what goes on in private jets, and who knows, maybe some of it’s true, but for you all listening, we all know the reality is that having your own plane isn’t so mu…
 
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…
 
Christy works at a grocery store - part of a national chain - in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A recent college graduate, she talks about what it's been like as shoppers went into panic mode, navigating customers who don't follow public health guidelines, and the empathy involved in her job, one which she compares with being a therapist. She also talks …
 
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…
 
Today, former 2 time guest Bryan Juarez is back on the show to talk about how he was the last class to make it through training at his new airline, and what it was like to go through what’s already a tough enough process, even without SARS 2.0... Enderson Rafael Article in AirFacts Journal (make sure to subscribe!) PlaneEnglish ATC Simulator - Get …
 
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…
 
At the risk of beating this dead horse beyond recognition, I just… It just keeps on going. It ain’t over yet, and of course, I’m talking about the 737 max saga. But I can’t let you all go any longer without an update, and COVID or not, there’s a lot going on. And in one case, it might finally be time to shine. Congrats to Seattle Times for a Pulitz…
 
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…
 
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