This podcast is truly wonderful, I am a fairly listener and a couple episodes I had my self giggling and wondering what in the world are penguins. Then that got me thinking if AG and RH are handing these free pure breed penguins to us then that must mean us pilots are zoo’s. Then that means that...Read full review »
Cierra alpha via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/15/24
You will often hear AG and RH compared to the guys on car talk. This isn’t true, as there can only be one grandaddy of podcasts, click and clack the tappit brothers. However, he continues…. AG and RH are a tremendous resource for any user of the NAS, from student pilots to airline captains, the...Read full review »
Hot garbage 2.9 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/10/24
A.G. (Which I assume stands for Army Guy) and R.H. (Really Handsome?) have been instrumental in my mid-life journey from non-aviator to commercial pilot. Their insights into the system have made me confident flying and talking to ATC in the complex DC airspace. Actual conversation when my 9...Read full review »
Gonzo100010101 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/05/24
For me this is the best one of them. It’s entertaining, funny, and most importantly educational. I am a recently minted commercial pilot and I use knowledge from this podcast every week. The guys are hilarious which makes the hour and half go buy too fast.
Flyingparks via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/03/24
If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what goes on in the mysterious realm of air traffic control or simply have a penchant for aviation banter, "Opposing Bases" is the podcast you never knew you needed. RH and AG, our gallant guides through the labyrinth of the skies, deliver an...Read full review »
TXPilot69 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/30/24
Last night, I had a dream that AG and RH came to my home airport to record the latest episode of Opposing Bases. After finishing the show, RH left for his airline job but AG wandered over to the hangar to see my new plane. AG climbed up on the wing, settled into the pilot seat, and began to...Read full review »
golls17 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/29/24
For pilots who love the skies, gone are the days of wondering “who was that masked man (or woman) uttering ‘radar contact’ to me?” “What must the dark cave that they live in look like?” “How do they know where I am?” “Are they really as sultry as they sound?” These fine podcast hosts manage to...Read full review »
Delta Golf Lima via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/17/24
I’m an A&P (aka knuckle dragging grease monkey mechanic that aircraft owners absolutely despise) and also a private pilot working on an instrument rating. Having spent 20 years and counting in general aviation, I’ve had an unusual benefit of having CFI’s as coworkers. Although handy for...Read full review »
JRxc183 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/13/24
If you are like me and are an avid aviation enjoyer and avgeek, then this is the show for you. Not only is opposing bases a great source of iceberg-expanding knowledge and experience from fellow penguins, but the show host have a great comedy routine that they perform weekly. It almost makes me...Read full review »
TheHallowed1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/12/24
First of all, I love the show. So much so that hosts AG and RH literally inspired a career change and I’m now a controller at a Class D south of the Mile High Bravo. Without exaggeration, this show changed my life. I love getting the perspective of controllers and pilots from across the world and...Read full review »
jonlow6991 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/07/24
I’m just an avgeek, not a pilot or controller. Listening to OB has added so many penguins to the iceberg and I hope someday I can actually utilize them!
Whiskey Juliet Sierra via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/07/24
I slogged through three episodes, and while there are nuggets of solid info to be mined, one must suffer the haughty, disdainful tone of the hosts (not unlike the controllers you dread getting on the other end of the radio), the inside banter they do that reeks of SNL’s “Nick Burns, Your...Read full review »
Acerodney via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/02/24
Opposing Bases, where the cool kids are nerds and there are cancellation cookies for everyone. 5 penguins. I mean- 5 stars. When I first heard about Opposing Bases, I thought that it was for all the cool-kid airline pilots and part 135 guys, not something geared toward a lowly middle-aged...Read full review »
Whiskey Echo Romeo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/01/24
Do you like planes? Do you fly planes? Have you ever listened to air traffic control? Have you ever used the services of air traffic control? Do you have hundreds of hours to burn listening to a podcast? Do you love ATC? Woah!!!! maybe I’m getting carried away with that last one 😉, but if you...Read full review »
Sam Rated via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/18/24
I’m celebrating 350 days of aviation sobriety with the Opposing Bases podcast! Hi…. I’m Pap Abravo & I was addicted to ignorance (pausing while the group replies “Hiiiii Pap!”)… I first obtained a pilot certificate around the turn of the century (this century, not last century). Like many...Read full review »
Pap Abravo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/09/24
This show is for the pilots done in a way that any die hard aviation geek can enjoy. They have somehow taken the absurd world of abbreviations and acronyms and made it even more enjoyably absurd. RH and AG are wildly amusing, brutally hilarious, and you will get the zoomies as you prepare to jump...Read full review »
Fliteam via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/09/24
Did you know penguins mate for life? Neither did I! Until I started looking up fun penguin facts to write a review about an aviation podcast……. shortly followed by an in depth evaluation of my life and what lead me to this point. Hosts AG and RH’s crooning, robotic voices deliver in-depth and...Read full review »
Proctor12 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/01/24
I waited way too long before I started listening to this podcast and like many others, wish I had found out about it sooner. I know it certainly would have been a huge asset during my Instrument training in 2022, but can guarantee I will take full advantage of it while working on future...Read full review »
Juliet Kilo... via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/25/24
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Zippie12 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/24
Because AG and RH read these reviews aloud on their show, I'm going to make them work for this 5 star rating by including a selection of difficult words for them to stumble over: Onomatopoeia Sesquipedalian Schadenfreude Anathema Ignominious All jokes aside, I have learned so much from this...Read full review »
ezrsf via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/18/24
I was convinced I didn’t like podcasts… until I gave Opposing Bases a listen. Hosts RH and AG manage to strike the perfect blend of education, humor, and the occasional soap-box tirade, taking the often sleep-inducing lessons found in the endless books of rules and regulations and transforming...Read full review »
Zam_Gordell via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/13/24
Please forgive me aviation fathers for I have sinned. I have enjoyed opposing bases for well over a year now I've yet to become a Patreon. I have said 50 hail FAR's and paid my Pentance via PayPal. This show hands down in the best /aka most entertaining aka informative aviation show in...Read full review »
atimetofly via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/31/24
I’ve been listening to the OB podcast for better than two years now. I’m an aviation business owner and ATP that does regular contract work. I learned about OB from another pilot when at recurrent training. The hosts are knowledgeable and entertaining. I am constantly picking up new information...Read full review »
Jetmandan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/10/24
Embark on a whimsical journey through the mythical Triad where tower dwellers launch short term memory penguins at humans in the sky in an effort to keep airplanes from touching. On this journey, you will meet an elf who translates an ancient language spoken by overloads who constructed the...Read full review »
ImprezLover via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/05/24
Patron JAC from the untowered colorful pole airport just outside (but under the TRSA) of the soaring capital of America delta. I came across this podcast in December of 2022 as a low time student and have been listening ever since. The docile tones of AG and RH will quickly draw you in for more;...Read full review »
Oznola38 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/05/24
I don’t subscribe to podcasts, I don’t do Patreon, I’m a casual listener to many shows… EXCEPT Opposing Bases. I both subscribe and pay for this show because it’s that good and important to me. If you are serious about flying (and you should be if you are purposely leaving the surface of the...Read full review »
Flying Scott via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/30/23
Gentlemen, I’m a near-checkride student pilot based at a Delta airport under the western shelves of the Big Apple Bravo. Once the proverbial “stick-wiggling” phase of my training gave way to mainly procedures, regulations, navigation and communication, I noticed that much like learning a...Read full review »
gfd212 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/22/23
I am a non-pilot aviation afficionado who learned of Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk from another long-established aviation podcast. The two hosts, seasoned air traffic controllers and commercial pilots, bring the perfect balance of wit and wisdom to the show. Ignoring the fact that they have...Read full review »
Patron Tango Kilo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/21/23
I have been listening to Opposing Bases since the beginning (at 1x speed) and can say that it is the most informative and entertaining podcast you’ll find in the National Airspace System. OB’s hosts, codenamed AG and RH, answer our questions about Air Traffic Control, flying, procedures,...Read full review »
Anolar via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/27/23
Your instructor, pilot examiner, favorite comedian, neighbor, spouse or cat don’t hold a candle to this podcast’s ability to translate the endless books of aviation regulation to practical application. The humble hosts go out of their way not to sensationalize events. OB has attracted a...Read full review »
Patron Romeo Victor via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/22/23
Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedules to make this much needed podcast!! I left the regional airlines in 2012 to change sides of the radar scope as a center controller and it didn't take long to realize there was a large disconnect about what goes happens on both sides of the...Read full review »
romeomikelima via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/17/23
As a student pilot, I am always looking for aviation podcasts to listen to, whether that be the a PG show, or the squawk ident podcast cast this one is definitely my favorite. I very much enjoy that the information even from the first episode is still relevant today. (Unless there is a rule...Read full review »
SKS man via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/03/23
Two years ago when I earned my Private Pilot Certificate, I thought I was being given a license to fly. As my DPE signed the certificate and handed it to me, though, he told me that I was now in possession of a “license to learn.” In that moment I didn’t fully comprehend how right he was! All it...Read full review »
MikeJulietBravo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/01/23
How many careers can RH and AG juggle? I've lost count after their... third, fourth endeavor? On the funnier side of things, I'm convinced they're playing a voice-swap prank on us; it feels like they've sneakily exchanged vocal cords. But jokes aside, I've absorbed so much...Read full review »
iPhoneworldtravguy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/24/23
As a relatively new pilot and current instrument student, I have gotten so much from the wisdom (and good humor) of hosts AG and RH. Using their metaphor of penguin brain cells exiting iceberg gray matter, I think my sadly small-and-shrinking iceberg has seen a penguin population explosion from...Read full review »
Findford via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/23/23
I stopped flying GA in 1985 but never lost the bug. In 2018 I discovered this podcast and became a regular listener. One day I realized that all my non-flying penguins had left the iceberg--replaced with ones that could fly, and I began to wonder if I could do the same. Two years ago I got...Read full review »
Delta Juliet Sierra via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/21/23
I’m a pilot (little known provision of the Federal Aviation Regulations, all pilots are required to inform people around them within 30 seconds of their status as a pilot … is it the same for controllers?), and I’ve been listening to Opposing Bases for a few months now, mostly in the hope that my...Read full review »
Steve Garrity via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/20/23
Smiling as I think back to the first few episodes I listened to. It was January 2022 and I didn’t understand the intro, why they were talking about their kid’s art projects (no glitter in the house is a good rule), or just how far I would fall into this amazing show…. RH and AG are both pilots...Read full review »
TerriGriff via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/17/23
The requirements for an awesome podcast: 1. Information MUST be presented in a memorable and entertaining way. 2. The hosts MUST NOT be so full of themselves that they think they are the point of the show. 3. The hosts TOGETHER must have an honest and genuine chemistry that draws the listener...Read full review »
Kilo Alpha Alpha via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/09/23
By far the most entertaining podcast about aviation and ATC interactions, and is my favorite podcast of all time. I am currently finishing up my private and my brother (IFR rated pilot) turned me on to it and said it is a must listen. AG and RH keep it fresh and give informative and entertaining...Read full review »
bkeel via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/07/23
Absolutely fantastic show. You will learn about the strange habits of migrating mind-penguins, AG’s home repairs, and oh yeah air traffic! For anyone with even the slightest bent towards aviation I highly recommend. You will learn so much more about how the National Airspace System (NAS) works...Read full review »
benjh1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/05/23
This is my favorite podcast to relax with while squawking 1200 five hundred feet above my closest Bravo’s airspace and between practicing for my Wookie audition on the guard frequency. Five stars, and a Brasher warning for anyone who disagrees! RH and AG have joined the ranks of history’s great...Read full review »
Gudder Gammr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/03/23
I love your podcast!
dead presidenrs ru via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/02/23
This podcast is amazing. As a very recent CPC at a fairly busy level 6 delta this podcast has helped me keep pushing through. This is my 4th facility, 3rd tower, 1st FAA facility. Wow does FAA training hit different. AG and RH do such a great job speaking to both sides of the pilot/controller...Read full review »
Confusedninja via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/29/23
As a (current) student pilot I developed an insatiable craving for aviation content, both informative and entertaining (separate categories). This podcast has ended up being both. I kept hearing references to OB from other pilots and from other aviation media sources and honestly, I...Read full review »
Bravo Hotel Bravo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/25/23
Get on with the subject matter. The ridiculous natter before, during and after the ‘actual’ show is infuriating. No one cares. Never listening again. Massive thumbs down.
SEBUBBA THE FIRST via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/23/23
Remember that time on Car Talk when Tom and Ray talked about the time they found some “free” sheets of plywood and put them on top of Tom’s 1980s station wagon? Then when Tom was driving home on a well-known highway under the Beantown Bravo, he had to stop short and the sheets of plywood slid off...Read full review »
Brian W1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/09/23
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