M.T. an air traffic controller with more than 30 years of experience, talks to you about life at the other end of your aircraft radio. In this audio series, he’ll answer questions and tell stories about how an air traffic control center helps you safely fly from A to B.
In this first episode:
- Explore the relationship between air traffic controllers and pilots, especially low-time and student pilots.
- You will hear why air traffic controllers really want to talk to you as you fly, even if you are out for a Sunday drive under Visual Flight Rules.
- I think, by the time this first talk ends, you will feel differently about air traffic control, especially if you have felt hesitant to contact ATC in the past.
Good episode? Know what’s missing? You. In future episodes, M.T. will answer your questions, not mine; but you have to ask to get an answer. Write your questions in the comment box below, or write to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll role play initial contact with ATC for VFR flight following.
How ATC can help a pilot who becomes lost.
Answers to your questions.