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Timing is Everything in ATC Communication

Two people speaking to each other at the same time does not communication make. It’s true in a face-to-face encounter and it’s true when trying to communicate with ATC. When 2 pilots try to transmit at the same time, the result is just a bunch of noise on the radio. In this show, we are …

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You’ve Been Had by Air Traffic Control*

You think that air traffic control is watching your backside? Think again. In my last article, I said the FAA emphasizes the need for air traffic controllers to “ensure the [pilot’s] read back is correct.” (FAA JO 7110.65T.) Listening for correct responses to air traffic control clearances is called “hear back.” In this article, I …

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