This book takes you through the airspace system using typical examples of radio transmissions to help increase your comfort level when using the mic.
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 of airspace.
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I first earned my wings over 20 years ago and flew to work at least three days a week. I was flying from tower controlled airport into busy airspace every day and my skills were sharp. But a change in my work location meant not so much flying and so I made the decision to sell my plane. Now, Im recently retired and the proud owner of a more complex plane. I am amazed by all the changes in only a decade. During my transition training, I quickly realized that I would need to purchase a good communications guide that would both refresh my recall and help me bring my communications skills back up to speed. Bob Gardners Say again, please is that book. It is well organized and well written. The book focuses on radio communications. The author is careful not to wander from that path but is just as careful to include the many changes in radios and transponders that have taken place in the last few years. I recommend this book as it completely met my needs and expectations. I couldnt be happier with the preparation for being able to communicate with ATC appropriately and with confidence and clarity.