Controlling Pilot Error: Communications, by Paul E. Illman

Controlling Pilot Error:

by Paul E. Illman

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How to conquer obstacles to skillful communications inside the cockpit and out, as well as how to control all manners of radio communications clearly.

*Overcome barriers to good communications in the cockpit and out
*Handle all aspects of radio communications effectively and safely
*Recognize and correct miscommunications
*Improve interactions with air traffic controllers
*Communicate more effectively in training situations
*Vary radio use to specific airport environments
*Understand the capabilities and limitations of communications equipment
*Know the rules and how to apply them


The most effective aviation safety tools available, CONTROLLING PILOT ERROR guides offer you expert protection against the causes of up to 80% of aviation accidents—pilot mistakes.

This book provides:
*Related case studies
*Valuable "save yourself" techniques and safety tips
*Clear and concise analysis of error sets

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Series Introduction
1 To Get Us Started... 1
2 Radio Communications: Problems, Causes, Solutions 11
3 The Airspaces and Communication Requirements 37
4 Communications Cases in the Tower-Controlled Airport Environment 71
5 Communications in the Nontower Airport Environment 111
6 Communications in the Class A and E Airspaces 139
7 Communications in General-Aviation Training 159
8 A Few Words About Controllers 187
Index 195

about the author:
Paul E. (Pete) Illman is the author of THE PILOT'S AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL HANDBOOK, now in its Third Edition; THE PILOT'S HANDBOOK OF AERONAUTICAL KNOWLEDGE, now in its Fourth Edition; and THE PILOT'S RADIO COMMUNICATIONS HANDBOOK, now in its Fifth Edition, all published by McGraw-Hill. An active private pilot for over 50 years, he holds a certificate with single-engine, commercial, and multi-engine ratings. Mr. Illman was employed by TWA for more than 30 years in various management capacities, and is a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the United States Pilots Association, and the Kansas Pilots Association.


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