The Best Radar Contact Audio Show . . .So Far

radarcontactSmallWhat is the single best edition of the Radar Contact Audio Show? It depends on what you are looking for. Over the last year and half, I have produced 33 shows covering a wide range of topics on radio communication with ATC. If you are new to this website, you may have listened to the last few Radar Contact Shows and missed some of the earlier editions.

Here is, hands down, my favorite show. I produced it for you in December of 2012. The show addresses the most common question I get from pilots: Why is it so difficult to fly and talk on the radio at the same time? In this show, you get the answer, plus some techniques for learning how to ride a unicycle and play the violin at the same time. Yes, that’s right. It will make a lot more sense once you listen to the show. Speaking of which, here it is, once again, in all of its glory:

A new Radar Contact Show is in the works right now. The main topic is how to actively listen to ATC so you get the message the first time. Stay tuned.

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