Pilot's Radio Communications Handbook Sixth Edition

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Date

August 14, 2012

Format

Mixed media product, 384 pages

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ISBN

0071790489 / 9780071790482

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35.00



Overview


Main description

THE MOST COMPLETE, UP-TO-DATE GUIDE TO RADIO COMMUNICATIONS FOR PILOTS

Fully revised to cover the most current protocols, this practical resource provides everything you need to communicate with confidence from the cockpit. The Pilot's Radio Communications Handbook, Sixth Edition discusses the full spectrum of radio facilities and communication responsibilities. Designed primarily, but not exclusively, for VFR pilots, this book spells out what to say to contact a facility, what you should expect to hear, and how to properly respond. A new chapter on communications and emergencies and new coverage of the International Phonetic Alphabet are included. Expand your flight horizons beyond the local controlled or uncontrolled airport with help from this must-have pilot's companion.

Coverage includes:
* Mastering aviation radio communications * Aviation accidents involving communication failure * Breaking through communication barriers * Airspace classifications * MULTICOM airport radio communications * UNICOM airport radio communications * Flight service stations * ATIS: automatic terminal information service * Ground control: the airport surface traffi c director * Transponder: the silent communicator * Operating and communicating in Class D and E airspaces * Operating and communicating in Class B, Class C, and TRSA airspaces * Communicating with approach/departure control * Communicating with air route traffic control centers * Handling radio failures * Communications and emergencies * A cross-country flight to bring it all together


Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. A Case for Communication Skills
Chapter 3. Accident Reports and Communication Failures
Chapter 4. Breaking the Communications Barriers
Chapter 5. Airspace Classification: A Summary
Chapter 6. Multicom Airport Radio Communications
Chapter 7. Unicom Airport Radio Communications
Chapter 8. Flight Service Stations and Radio Communications
Chapter 9. Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS)
Chapter 10. Ground Control: The Airport Surface Traffic Director
Chapter 11. Transponders
Chapter 12. Operating and Communicating in Class D and E airspaces
Chapter 13. Operating and Communicating in Class B, C, and TRSA
Chapter 14. Using Approach and Departure Control in the Controlled Airport Environment
Chapter 15. Working with Air Route Traffic Control Centers on VFR Flights
Chapter 16. In the Event of Radio Failure
Chapter 17. A Cross-Country Flight: Putting It All Together
Chapter 18. The Final Word


Author comments

Paul (Pete) Illman wrote The Pilot's Air Traffic Control Handbook, Third Edition, as well as The Pilot's Communications Handbook, Fifth Edition. An active pilot for more than 50 years, he was certified to fly single and multiple commercial engine aircraft. Employed by TWA for more than 30 years in various management capacities, Pete was a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, The United States Pilots Association, and The Kansas Pilots Association.

Gene Gailey has been a private pilot for more than 43 years, including serving his local sheriff’s department Aero Squadron for the past 26 years in positions of volunteer member, commander, and search-and-rescue pilot. He is also a long-time member of AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association).





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