This document is intended as a learning tool and reference guide to phraseology for all pilots flying withinCanadian airspace. This document has been created using resources including the Canadian AviationRegulations (CARs), Transport Canada Aeronautical Information Manual (TC AIM) and Glossary for Pilots andAir Traffic Services Personnel, as well as input from Air Traffic Controllers (ATC), Flight Service Specialists (FSS),Flight Information Centres (FIC), flight training units and commercial aviation leaders from across the country.
Safety is a driving force in aviation. Communications are an important contributing factor to safety and manyincidents and occurrences cite communications as a primary cause. It is easy to forget that the voice on theother end of the radio is a person too. If everyone begins with the same foundation of standard phraseology,there is less room for error or misinterpretation.