The Pilot's Radio Communications Handbook, by Paul E. Illman

The Pilot's Radio
Communications Handbook

by Paul E. Illman

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Fully revised in 2012 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.

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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


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