Situational Awareness

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Building Situational Awareness

What do the following air traffic radio transmissions have in common? [audio:http://atccommunication.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/SA.mp3] While each of these air traffic radio transmissions are intended to accomplish a specific purpose: a safety advisory, a position report, and a landing clearance, each transmission also helps a pilot build situational awareness. Situational Awareness-What is It, and Why Do I Need …

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Two Ways to Scam an Air Traffic Controller*

*Unsuccessfully. The last time you flew, did you miss all or part of a clearance given by air traffic control. If so, congratulations, and join the club. We all miss a clearance every now and then. Here’s how some pilots deal with the problem: “We’ll do all that,” or “With the numbers.” Here are some …

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