Pilot-controller radio communications is critical to the ATC (Air Traffic Control) system. Clear communications is key. Pilots must confirm each radio communication using the appropriate aircraft call signs. The controller must understand what the pilot wants done before carrying out control duties. Likewise, pilots must understand and acknowledge the controller’s instructions. Keep communications brief and do not use ATC slang. Review the pilot/controller glossary that is used in the ATC Controller’s handbook.
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An Icom A14 radio was installed at an observation area at Tulsa International Airport. The radio was placed in a sign that depicts the layout of the airport’s runways and different relevant frequencies were likewise depicted on the sign. The radio has been converted to run off of solar power and only has the receiver functioning. The radio now offers a spot for observers to listen to the tower communicate with pilots during all airport hours of operation.