For the many recreational pilots who find themselves flying out of their way to avoid controlled airspaces...reluctant to make use of the optional ATC services or uncertain about the protocol of contacting the ATC tower, this book offers the solutions. Paul Illman, an expert in the field, takes pilots through the ins and outs of using the ATC system, clearly and simply. He explains the airspace system fully from operating over Class B and C airports...to flightservice stations and the air route traffic control centers. This best-selling volume in the Practical Flying Series, fully updated with the latest regulations and new chapters on VFR use of ATC, will give the VFR-rated pilot the confidence needed to negotiate any airspace and land at any airport like a pro.
This is a reincarnation of the Air Band Radio Handbook, an essential reference book first published over 20 years ago and a stronger seller throughout its eight editions. The new title reflects not just the extent of overhaul and updating that has occurred for this new version, but also the fact that a larger proportion of the audience these days comprises air traffic controllers themselves (both trainees and fully qualified) as well as the traditional air band listening enthusiast. The expert author's accessible and comprehensive text explains the intricacies of air traffic control and its jargon, enabling the reader to locate and interpret what is actually going on in the airways overhead.
In this book, the author's accessible and comprehensive text explains the intricacies of air traffic control and its jargon, enabling the reader to locate and interpret what is actually going on in the airways overhead.
Air Traffic Control Handbook
Author: United States. Federal Aviation Administration
THE PILOT'S REFERENCE TO ATC PROCEDURES & PHRASEOLOGY (ISBN 0-935695-04-0) is the single most complete source of United States civilian air traffic control procedures available - procedures relevant & important to pilots at all levels who use the ATC system under Visual Flight Rules &/or Instrument Flight Rules. The information in this book has been compiled from the AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL HANDBOOK (Order 7110.65), AIRMAN'S INFORMATION MANUAL (AIM) & FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATIONS (FAR). This data is organized & presented here in the style of the Air Traffic Control Handbook & where appropriate, ATC phraseology is included as it exactly reads from the Handbook. The Glossary (of Standard Terms & Phrases) is the most complete that can be found in any available resource. The Fifth edition (Publication date: June 1994) of THE PILOT'S REFERENCE TO ATC PROCEDURES & PHRASEOLOGY contains more than 1,500 references to air traffic control information. Its organized presentation can enhance a pilot's understanding of the air traffic control system & will enable you to communicate more effectively at the controls. HOW TO ORDER: Reavco Publishing, P.O. Box 7902, Van Nuys, CA 91409. (818) 703-7747, FAX: (818) 703-6992. Suggested Retail: $27.95, Net 30. Orders of 1-5 books receive 25% discount, 6-10 receive 40% discount, 10 or more receive 50%. Returns in saleable condition - 1 year.