- 1 What is radio communication aviation?
- 2 What do radio pilots say?
- 3 What do you say at ATC?
- 4 Why do pilots use Standardised radio calls?
- 5 Are aviation radios AM or FM?
- 6 What are the aviation frequencies?
- 7 What does Niner Niner mean?
- 8 Do fighter pilots wear diapers?
- 9 Why do pilots say uhh?
- 10 What do pilots say before landing?
- 11 What to say to ATC when taking off?
- 12 What are CTAF procedures?
- 13 What radio do you need to listen to aircraft?
- 14 Where is my CTAF frequency?
What is radio communication aviation?
Filed Under: Communication and Navigation. Much of aviation communication and navigation is accomplished through the use of radio waves. Communication by radio was the first use of radio frequency transmissions in aviation.
What do radio pilots say?
When communications between aircraft and the ground switched to a radio -based format, the use of ‘R’ to mean ‘received’ carried on. However, as is common today with the NATO Phonetic Alphabet, pilots and controllers used short, easily discernible words, rather than the letters themselves, to increase clarity.
What do you say at ATC?
Talking to a center controller is very simple, tell them what you want, they answer, and you repeat what they said. Some airports don’t have towers or anything at all, however the law requires you to let other pilots know what you’re doing. This is what the traffic frequency is for.
Why do pilots use Standardised radio calls?
One of the most common errors made by pilots relates to incorrect radio calls and readbacks. Most standard radio transmissions and readbacks are in a format that enables both the pilot and the air traffic controller (ATC) to relay required information efficiently and effectively.
Are aviation radios AM or FM?
Aviation voice radios use VHF AM. AM is used so that multiple stations on the same channel can be received. (Use of FM would result in stronger stations blocking out reception of weaker stations due to FM’s capture effect).
What are the aviation frequencies?
The VHF 108 to 136 MHz Civil Aviation Band
|Frequencies||llocation||SLC Receiver Receivable|
|118.000- 136.000 MHz||Aviation Communication (720 Channels)||Yes|
|121.500 MHz||Aviation Distress||Yes|
|121.600 MHz||Civil Air Patrol (Authorized use only)||Yes|
|121.700 MHz||Aviation Ground Control||Yes|
What does Niner Niner mean?
Aviators often speak “pilot English” to avoid miscommunications over radio transmission. “Tree” for instance, means three, “fife” is the number five and “ niner ” means nine, says Tom Zecha, a manager at AOPA.
Do fighter pilots wear diapers?
Male fighter pilots use something called a “piddle pack”, which is a bag filled with absorbent gel. When the need strikes, they unzip and pee.
Why do pilots say uhh?
Guilty. I’ve always heard/believed, not just in th aviation world, that it’s an old crutch to prevent the beginning of a received transmission from being missed — by using a throwaway word like “and” or ” uhh ” to give the receiver something to break squelch before any actual info is transmitted.
What do pilots say before landing?
Thank you.” To indicate the landing clearance or final approach, the Captain will either make the following announcement and/or blink the No Smoking sign. “Flight attendants, prepare for landing please.” “Cabin crew, please take your seats for landing.”
What to say to ATC when taking off?
Phrases tower controllers say:
- “Line up and wait” (taxi onto the runway and wait for a takeoff clearance)
- “Cleared to cross runway two seven” (taxi across runway 27)
- “Fly heading two three zero, Runway two seven Left, Cleared for takeoff” (After takeoff, fly a magnetic heading of 230º.
What are CTAF procedures?
6.2 Common Traffic Advisory Frequency ( CTAF ). A frequency designed for the purpose of carrying out airport advisory practices while operating to or from an airport without an operating control tower.
What radio do you need to listen to aircraft?
Airband refers to a range of VHF radio frequencies between 108 and 137 MHz which are set aside for use by civil aviation. Besides being used for air traffic control, those frequencies are also used for such as VOR beacons that help navigate aircraft separately from air traffic controllers.
Where is my CTAF frequency?
And remember that on a Sectional Chart, it’ll actually say what CTAF frequency you should be using. The CTAF is always identified by C / circle symbol, and the frequency always appears ‘before’ or to the ‘left’ of the circled C.