The Pilot's Radio Communications Handbook [NOOK Book]

Overview

An up-to-the-minute revision of the VFR pilots' sourcebook, this handbook adds important depth to the most thorough treatment of how to communicate confidently from the cockpit. In addition to updates of preceding editions, there are two brand-new chapters: one covers NTSB-provided examples of incidents caused primarily by human errors in communications; the other gives guidelines designed specifically to help pilots become more skilled communicators in an era of ever-busier airspaces and airports. VFR ...
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The Pilot's Radio Communications Handbook

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Overview

An up-to-the-minute revision of the VFR pilots' sourcebook, this handbook adds important depth to the most thorough treatment of how to communicate confidently from the cockpit. In addition to updates of preceding editions, there are two brand-new chapters: one covers NTSB-provided examples of incidents caused primarily by human errors in communications; the other gives guidelines designed specifically to help pilots become more skilled communicators in an era of ever-busier airspaces and airports. VFR communications skills are surprisingly underaddressed in modern pilot training. This essential reference fills the gap with detailed coverage encompassing all the fundamentalsÑincluding radio facilities and communication responsibilities. With specific examples of how to conduct dialogue, and how dangerous assumption-making can be in the course of communicating, the book offers thorough grounding in: competence in cockpit communications; how to avoid communication failures; airspace classifications summaryÑcontrolled and uncontrolled airspaces defined; Multicom airport radio communications (including a simulated landing and takeoff using Multicom); Unicom airport radio communications (including a simulated landing and takeoff using Unicom); Flight Service Stations and radio communications; Automatic Terminal Information Service; Ground Control; transponders; Approach/Departure Control; working with Air Route Traffic Control Centers on VFR flights; what to do if you have radio failure ; cross-country flight. This is the only place that gives pilots everything they need to be excellent VFR communicators.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071638760
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 4/1/1998
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 5
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Paul E. Illman (Prairie Village, KS) is an experienced single- and multiengine pilot. He is also the author of the Pilot's Air Traffic Control Handbook, Second Edition, and the Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, Third Edition.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
1 A Case for Communication Skills 1
2 Accident Reports and Communications Failures 11
3 Breaking the Communications Barriers 25
4 Airspace Classifications: A Summary 35
5 Multicom Airport Radio Communications 45
6 Unicom Airport Radio Communications 55
7 Flight Service Stations and Radio Communications 65
8 Automatic Terminal Information Service ATIS 97
9 Ground Control: The Airport Surface Traffic Director 103
10 Transponders 111
11 Operating and Communicating in Class D and E Airspaces 125
12 Operating and Communicating in Class B, C, and TRSA Airspaces 153
13 Using Approach/Departure Control in the Controlled Airport Environment 178
14 Working with Air Route Traffic Control Centers on VFR Flights 199
15 In the Event of Radio Failure 219
16 A Cross-Country Flight: Putting It All Together 225
17 A Final Word 259
Abbreviations and Acronyms 261
Index 265
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2006

    Excellent Resource!

    This book is excellent. It clearly and logically explains communications procedures in every imaginable airspace. This book is full of examples and real-life scenarios. I highly recommend it to any pilot, expecially those who obtained training in Class G airspace and are nervous at the prospect of entering controlled airspaces.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2000

    A terrific guide to radio communications for pilots

    As most student pilots already know, radio work is often largely ignored during training. Ilman addresses this deficiency by presenting the US airspace and radio system using a clear and effective approach. I heartily recommend this book to all student pilots and new private pilots alike.

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