There’s an old fighter pilot saying that goes, “I’d rather die than look stupid.” Pilots who fear sounding like an idiot on the radio can easily imagine being embarrassed to death. I promise you, it’s not that bad. We all make mistakes on the radio. Even high-time pros muck up the frequency and many aren’t even aware they are doing it.
Here’s a collection of articles and audio episodes to help you cope with your concerns about sounding foolish on the radio.