Reviews
Without question, Opposing Bases is by far my favorite aviation podcast that I listen to. And I listen to many. AG and RH provide invaluable insight into ATC and information that encourages pilots to fly better and safer. I eagerly look forward to each weekly episode with the witty dialogue, the...Read full review »
JKG WISC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/22
It is simply incredible the amount of information this podcast generates. Always fun and informative with frequent deeper discussions on more critical subjects. I believe listening to this podcast is making me a more aware and safer pilot. A great place to learn that controllers are human and...Read full review »
3rdGenAviator via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/03/22
I have over 5000 hours of GA flying experience and am still learning valuable tips each episode from RH and AG. Keep up the good work. JBH NewMexico Pilot
Z34tro via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/31/21
Mike Charlie here from under the Barry Seal Memorial Bravo. I have learned so much about ATC and the NAS from this podcast, I wish I had it during my instrument training a few years back. Currently working my way though the back catalog and the Patreon is worth every penny. Alpha Golf and...Read full review »
mxca via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/31/21
If you dream of growing wings and sharing the skies with thousands of other zoomies in your bug smashers or fast movers then this is the show for you. RH and AG are never mildly amusing but always brutally hilarious. They have somehow taken the absurd world of abbreviations and acronyms and made...Read full review »
RebeckaReeves via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/16/21
Between watching episodes of the ultra realistic Airplane Repo, and repacking the chute after each time I land my SR22, I don’t have a lot of time. But when I do have time, I listen to RH and AG in their fantastic podcast, Opposing Bases. I keep waiting for them to miss an episode each week, so...Read full review »
November_Bravo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/10/21
Both informational and funny - you kind of have to get used to their style or you can just skip over the first 8 mins or so when they start the more meaty part. Worth the time - I have gotten a lot out of listening to this podcast.
mickmgrtools via Apple Podcasts · France · 11/28/21
I started listening to Opposing Bases in April 2020 after hearing AG and RH on the Stuck Mike Avcast. I was intrigued so I thought I would listen. I was hooked after listening t one episode. Afterword, I listened to each upcoming episode beginning at OB121 and I also began listening from the...Read full review »
N94Pilot via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/07/21
Word smiths they may not be, but the hosts of OB make up for it in their fits of giggles as they try in vain to read through long written feedback their listeners submit. Fortunately, their explanations and (only sometimes) ranting responses are just what the DPE ordered. I have honestly...Read full review »
astralisdustin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/18/21
I asked a question about flight following on an aviation website after a flight through NY class B. One of the respondents told me all has been answered on your podcast. What a great show. I had given up talking years ago, but hav now dusted off my mic. Potomac and me are rebuilding our...Read full review »
TimN222 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/13/21
I sparked an interest in ATC and this podcast has become my savor on west coast freeways. Saving to obtain my PPL!
747er6 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/13/21
Hey AG and RH, AD here. I am a flight instructor out the big sky class D. I have been listening to the podcast since July and have been quoting you guys to fellow instructors and students ever since. My question is this: when departing a non-towered airport on an instrument flight plan and...Read full review »
Big Sky CFI via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/11/21
Like most people, I have a Pilot Sak to protect my headset from dust, grime, and people without the wherewithal to have a monogrammed sak. But what to say into the protected headset? How to interpret what comes out of the earpieces? That’s where Opposing Bases comes in. The intrepid hosts of...Read full review »
JudsonCc via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/06/21
You’ve heard of the Mona Lisa, you’ve heard of Michelangelo, get ready to know OB. AG and RH combine to bring genuine knowledge of aviation, and deliver it in the most entertaining way possible. Between comical conversation and interaction with listeners, OB is a treasure for the professional...Read full review »
Poppy ace83638(63838362 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/21/21
As a fellow person in the aircraft traffic business, these guys don't cover many valuable things. Three days a week, I direct at least two aircraft in and sometimes out of the “John Hancock” FBO at Triad. It's not all bad; I have picked up some tips for giving the pilots and passengers...Read full review »
Zach W87 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/16/21
As an ATP rated ,15000 hour pilot I find that your podcasts gives me some insight about the person on the other end of the radio in terms of how you guys think and also when it comes to procedures. I’ve learned something new with each episode which is great because a good pilot is always...Read full review »
omrel6191 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/07/21
I’m a U.K. airline pilot who fairly regularly visits North America; OB has given me a new insight into what’s going on behind the scenes, both in ATC land & more generally for pilots. Lots of it is different to how it works over in Europe 🤓 RH & AG bring the intricacies of the NAS to life...Read full review »
Snelmark via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/01/21
Despite being a much maligned center controller from a neighboring facility, I consistently find myself laughing along (and even agreeing with) with RH and AG. Now when I’m working the neighboring airspace (which you might call “North Miami” on Opposite Day), I even take special care to show a...Read full review »
ntwerb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/11/21
They don’t take themselves seriously, they go the extra mile in answering questions, and they are dedicated to demystifying ATC and navigating the NAS. If you’re looking for an aviation podcast this is one of the best.
JohnnieCRotten via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/06/21
When I first started listening to Opposing Bases, I wondered if serious, safety critical, information could be effectively presented by clowns. Over time I realized that AG and RH are pedagogical geniuses. ATC is random and much of it was designed by accident or as a result on an accident. I...Read full review »
D76554 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/06/21
Outstanding aviation podcast. At first I thought it was too long and the banter distracting. I’ve changed my viewpoint. As a Rotary/ASEL CFI/II I encourage all pilots I come across to subscribe.
glach via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/05/21
Over the opening intro we hear the voice of a woman who is probably too attractive to be married to a controller, but she is becaUe she is married to one of the hosts! But then you listen to the podcast and realize her husband and his cohost are also pilots so it starts to make sense. Then you...Read full review »
Mmharrin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/04/21
If you’ve ever stopped what you were doing and just watched an airplane (or helicopter) fly overhead, you’ve got to check out OB. This show is a fantastic conduit for learning about aviation for both pilots with thier heads in the clouds and grounded land lovers. Almost anything and everything is...Read full review »
Future PəˈtiSH(ə)nər via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/02/21
This show is very informative. You will get an inside look on the controller side of the mic. This has helped me learn both professionally and private. I absolutely love this show. I had the pleasure of flying with AG over the course of my Army Career. AG and RH both know what their talking...Read full review »
woforlife via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/31/21
The two legends of the mythical Triad give an informative podcast from both the pilot and controller side of the microphone. You will learn about ATC, approach procedures, and general aviation topics as well as some interesting geographical landmarks in a code only members of the aviation...Read full review »
Pilotschic via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/13/21
This podcast is absolutely addictive & a nonstop joyride of comedy and ridiculously specific information on air traffic control & life lessons. I’m so thankful that Ted Stryker & Elaine Dickinson had such a wonderful son as Romeo hotel . While al phagolf is truly the unborn child of...Read full review »
paolobayles via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/13/21
RH and AG have redefined what makes a successful podcast. They are educational, entertaining and improving aviation safety every week. Above all, they are unfailing decent people who never have an unkind word for any listener. They see their mistakes and those of pilots or other controllers only...Read full review »
melrosemark via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/12/21
These guys have found a way to make air traffic control and aviation safety funny, and engaging. I learn and laugh with every episode. This podcast will save lives by helping pilots utilize the ATC system to their benefit.
TimS402 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/12/21
Coming from a career student pilot, this is one of the very few podcasts I catch every single week. Love the dry humor, genuine kindness with which the boys approach the questions, and the occasional ragging on Center controllers. I’ve learned a lot, and as my CFI will tell you, it’s hard for me...Read full review »
7secondsed via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/08/21
I am a student pilot finishing up preparation for what my ex-wife calls a mid-life crisis hobby check ride, and have enjoyed listening to your show for the past year. I’ve been meaning to give you, the Gods of the voice in the sky, a 5 star review for some time. As a graduate from THE Ohio...Read full review »
Tango Victor 1972 KOSU via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/28/21
Are you tired of mindlessly listening to LiveATC with zero context? Do you aspire to be a pilot? Do you aspire to be a better pilot? Are you going on a discovery flight this summer and hoping to blow you CFI away with your knowledge of ATC operations and comms? If you said yes to any of these...Read full review »
JULIET PAPA SIERRA via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/27/21
A quality podcast provides good information that is useful. An effective podcast keeps the audience engaged and entertained. OB hits the mark in both ways. I’ve listened to a wide range of aviation podcasts and quite frankly, most are boring. OB is never boring. Keep up the great work. PS...Read full review »
@kynandvm via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/23/21
RH and AG take the strict and mysterious world of air traffic control and make it accessible and educational. As an always-learning pilot, they’ve taught me how to be a better, safer pilot, while making me laugh (lots) and cry (twice). Genuinely good stuff.
bhansley via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/16/21
The comedic duo of RH and AG will have you laughing but its not just good humor, you will learn technical details of flying from two very experienced pilots who also work on the other side of the mic as controllers. They have a unique persepective as such and are young enough so as to not be old...Read full review »
CaptRon via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/10/21
My CFII introduced me to this podcast. After having listened for about 20 episodes, I’ve learned that controllers do have souls, and do more than just sit in there demonic lairs. I’ve been so used to dealing with a well known controller at my home delta airport, by the cougar mormonville center,...Read full review »
123 wood 321 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/10/21
I have been flying professionally for many years and find this podcast, RH, and AG very interesting, informative, and humorous. They are both pilots and air traffic controllers. After finding their podcast, I now listen to ATC with a renewed sense of interest and a more informed perspective. ...Read full review »
Ice Lightning via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/06/21
apcf25 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/28/21
As an active instrument flight instructor in the busy SoCal airspace, Opposing Bases is required listening for my students. AG and RH provide insight into the hows and whys of ATC, and help us as pilots be better customers and partners to ATC. I learn something new on every episode. Thanks for...Read full review »
Charlie Golf147 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/18/21
What a great podcast y’all. RH and AG are a wealth of information. The irritated voices of air traffic controllers have subsided in my headset because I’ve actually learned how to talk to them properly and I am now enjoying chipper voices from the ones who control the skies. 5 stars!!
pilot_emily via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/18/21
Cleared to play an amazing podcast Via your favorite podcast app Maintain your listening concentration and Expect to learn, laugh, and be entertained Frequency of about once a week and Squawk about it to anyone interested in aviation, they won’t disappoint!
Flying-Mantis via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/09/21
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BonanzaFlyer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/25/21
RH and AG are very knowledgeable as pilots and air traffic controllers. I am a newly private pilot and an active duty Army air traffic controller with a CTO, I learn new things every podcasts. Long time listener, but a recent supporter. You will not regret.
Dan 15Q via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/19/21
RH and AG do a fantastic job making the podcast entertaining while teaching about atc and aviation. They do have an unique sense of humor and laugh at their own inside jokes sometimes, which is a perfect mix of the pilot/air traffic controller personalities. They share their expertise and...Read full review »
Gubzzzzz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/16/21
RH and AG do a great job of explaining what happens behind the ATC curtain. A must listen as a pilot or a controller!
CR75cl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/14/21
It ain’t the size of the ship, it’s how well you run the radios. RH & AG pull back the castle curtain and provide insights and feedback that reveal the rest of the picture to operating in the NAS. As a freshly minted Private Pilot the topics and information discussed in such a casual,...Read full review »
centexslim via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/11/21
AG and RH... I’m a non-pilot, non-controller, and infrequent flyer, but as a life-long aviation “enthusiast” I find OB interesting, entertaining, amusing, and generally more beneficial than the myriad of other self-help podcasts available. As someone who used to love listening to ATC on the old...Read full review »
RambonWreck via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/08/21
I’ve re-submitted this review as I was horrified to hear AG observation during OB169 that I’d only rated the show as 4 Stars. I don’t know how that happened, please accept my apology and the well earned 5 star review (as originally intended). TIR This podcast was recommended by my copilot during...Read full review »
Tango India Romeo via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/24/21
I’m really enjoying the blended mix of the authentic and genuine desire to teach and inform and the light hearted and witty banter that goes back and forth between the hosts makes it a really enjoyable listen.
Cmejaf30 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/16/21
My instrument instructor recommended this podcast for me and I’m so thankful he did. It’s so great to hear real world application of regulations and learn the why’s behind what we’re told in the air - especially from controllers with so much flight experience. So glad this powerful and...Read full review »
Gib \m/ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/12/21
As a professional pilot, flight instructor, and aircraft mechanic I have done my fair share of studying aviation. The mantra always seems to be that the more one can learn in one’s field then the better one can operate; be that as pilot or mechanic. For whatever reason though nobody other than...Read full review »
Juliet Foxtrot Sierra via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/12/21
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