Talking on an aviation radio and understanding air traffic control
instructions can be one of the most intimidating aspects of flight training. In
Say Again, Please Bob Gardner explains how the ATC system works and
teaches readers what to say, what to expect to hear, and how to interpret and
react to clearances and instructions.
This new fifth edition has been updated throughout to reflect current rules
and operating procedures. Chapters cover communication etiquette and rules,
understanding radio equipment, emergency situations, and both VFR and IFR
communications and clearances. Also included: a concise summary of the FAA's
communication facilities and their functions, airspace classifications and
definitions, and the FAA's recommended shorthand for copying clearances.
The communication requirements for entering, departing, and transiting each
class of airspace is explained in detail by following along with the author on
"simulated" flights. A full-color sectional excerpt is provided for the example
flights, so readers can review the map while reading the explanation for flying
and talking in each area. Readers will learn everything they need to communicate
effectively in VFR, IFR, and emergency conditions. Includes a bound-in full
color example map.
Bob Gardner's conversational-yet-concise writing style will help increase
your comfort level when using an aircraft radio. Inside are "talk" examples of
typical radio transmissions explaining how ATC works, as well as simulated
flights that clearly demonstrate correct communication procedures in each class
This hands-on book covers the following:
- The ABCs of communicating
- Understanding radio equipment
- Communication etiquette and rules
- VFR, IFR, and emergency communication procedures
- Air traffic control facilities and their functions
- Review of airspace definitions
- Glossary of pilot/controller communication terms and phrases
Let Say Again, Please help you learn how to
communicate in the air.
A look inside!