Communication Pilote-ATC

Posted on 10/06/2018 by



The following tips are recommended for all aviation communication:

  • Use standard phraseology whenever possible to prevent misunderstandings.
  • Keep transmissions clear and concise.
  • Think about what you want to say BEFORE you press the button to avoid rambling transmissions.
  • Make sure you are listening to the correct frequency and that the radio volume is at a suitable level.
  • If there is a long period of radio silence, do a radio check to ensure your radio is correctly tuned and is operating normally.
  • Always listen before broadcasting to make sure no one else is currently using the frequency. Don’t transmit if another aircraft is about to transmit a readback.
  • Speak up if you think there is any possibility that a transmission has been addressed to, or answered by, the wrong station.

The Safety Publications page on the Airservices website has additional information about aviation communication. Hard copies are available to order from: