Radio Discipline

Yesterday, someone placed a comment at my other website ATCcommunication.com that I immediately deleted because it included some incendiary language. Life is too short to put up with rudeness. The commenter probably would have started a good conversation with me had he used good communication discipline and not taken a cheap shot. I bring this …

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ATC’s Expect to Cross an Intersection

I was sitting on the jumpseat in the cockpit of another airline yesterday and I heard a radio exchange between ATC and the pilot working the radio for the crew. It sounded like this. (The aircraft call sign, altitudes and the named intersection are fictitious.) ATC: “Airliner 167, at pilot’s discretion, descend and maintain Flight …

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