Talkingon an aviation radio and understanding air traffic control instructionscan be one of the most intimidating aspects of flight training. In Say Again, PleaseBob Gardner explains how the ATC system works and teaches readers whatto say, what to expect to hear, and how to interpret and react toclearances and instructions.
This new fifth edition has been updated throughout to reflect currentrules and operating procedures. Chapters cover communication etiquetteand rules, understanding radio equipment, emergency situations, and bothVFR and IFR communications and clearances. Also included: a concisesummary of the FAA’s communication facilities and their functions,airspace classifications and definitions, and the FAA’s recommendedshorthand for copying clearances.
The communication requirements for entering, departing, andtransiting each class of airspace is explained in detail by followingalong with the author on "simulated" flights. A full-color sectionalexcerpt is provided for the example flights, so readers can review themap while reading the explanation for flying and talking in each area.Readers will learn everything they need to communicate effectively inVFR, IFR, and emergency conditions. Includes a bound-in full colorexample map.
Bob Gardner's conversational-yet-concise writing style will helpincrease 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 correctcommunication procedures in each class of airspace.
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.