Get a photo or illustration of an aircraft instrument panel before listening to this podcast. I’m going to reference it.
In this episode, you’ll hear:
- Why ATC always says “Knots” when directing you to maintain airspeed.
- Why ATC always says “Heading” when directing you to turn.
- Why ATC never says “Altitude” or “Feet” when telling you to climb, descend, or stay level.
- How to tell the difference between an ATC directive to maintain an altitude versus maintain a vertical speed.
- Plus, more information on the development of the Aircraft Radio Simulator.
(Wouldn’t you know it? In the very first podcast, I flub a statement. At 2 minutes, 13 seconds, you’ll hear “airspeed indicator,” when I should have said “altimeter.”)
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