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Fully updated throughout, this call-by-call, easy-to-read guide helps pilots become experts at radio communications. The Pilot's Radio Communications Handbook, Sixth Edition assists pilots in learning and following the FAA's mandated radio phraseology while using proper radio communications when flying aircraft. This thorough revision now includes pilot safety communications and the International Phonetic Alphabet. This practical guide explains precisely what you need to say when you initiate a call to a control tower, UNICOM, or other aviation-related facility, and what to expect from the facility in return. It also describes what is expected of pilots if the control tower or other aviation-related facility initiates a radio call. The Pilot's Radio Communications Handbook, Sixth Edition features: Pilot-to-tower/facility communications International Phonetic Alphabet; key to proper radio communication phonetics Glossary with important pilot and control tower definitions and information New photos and drawings Clear, concise, and consistent information and examples Complete coverage: A Case for Communication Skills; Accident Reports and Communication Failures; Breaking the Communications Barriers; Airspace Classification; Multicom Airport Radio Communications; Unicom Airport Radio Communications; Flight Service Stations and Radio Communications; Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS); Ground Control: The Airport Surface Traffic Director; Transponders; Operating and Communicating in Class D and E Airspaces; Operating and Communicating in Class B, C, and TRSA; Using Approach and Departure Control in the Controlled Airport Environment; Working with Air Route Traffic Control Centers on VFR Flights; In the Event of Radio Failure; A Cross-Country Flight: Putting It All Together
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. A Case for Communication Skills Chapter 3. Accident Reports and Communication Failures Chapter 4. Breaking the Communications Barriers Chapter 5. Airspace Classification: A Summary Chapter 6. Multicom Airport Radio Communications Chapter 7. Unicom Airport Radio Communications Chapter 8. Flight Service Stations and Radio Communications Chapter 9. Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS) Chapter 10. Ground Control: The Airport Surface Traffic Director Chapter 11. Transponders Chapter 12. Operating and Communicating in Class D and E airspaces Chapter 13. Operating and Communicating in Class B, C, and TRSA Chapter 14. Using Approach and Departure Control in the Controlled Airport Environment Chapter 15. Working with Air Route Traffic Control Centers on VFR Flights Chapter 16. In the Event of Radio Failure Chapter 17. A Cross-Country Flight: Putting It All Together Chapter 18. The Final Word