What is it?
A practical, hands-on, full-colour book of over 142 pages containing hundreds of colour photographs, illustrations and diagrams.
In aviation, where aircraft are moving about at very high speeds, communicating effectively with other aircraft and people on the ground is vitally important.
This book focuses on aviation communication standards, including standard words and phrases, alphabet, numbers, and time.
Effective communication over the radio relies on how to make a radio call, what to say, how to say it, and when to make a radio call.
This book focuses on the knowledge required by pilots, crew and anyone who needs to communicate and/or operate a radio in an aviation environment.
A technical book written in easy-to-understand language coupled with illustrations, diagrams and photographs provides a practical guide to aviation communication standards and flight radio operations.
- Introduction to flight radio
- Flight radio operator rules
- Standard words and phrases
- Understanding airspace
- Maps and charts
- Radio procedures overview
- Who to call
- When to call
- How to call
- Readability scale
- When the radio fails
- Distress and emergency calls
- Examples of radio calls
- Radio waves and frequencies
- Know your equipment
Written by Captain Mike Becker – one of Australia’s most experienced helicopter instructors with eighteen years experience and over 10,000 flight instructor hours. He has over 16,000 total flight hours, and is a recipient of the “Captain John Ashton Award for Flight Standards and Aviation Safety” by the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators of London. Mike Becker has been operating a helicopter flight school since 1995. As Chief Pilot and Chief Flight Instructor, Mike has operated a fleet of over 20 helicopters and employed a team of more than 30 instructors to deliver over 10,000 training hours per year.
Our theory encompasses four main series: Foundational, Advanced, Type Technical and Practical and Procedural. We have at least one book from each series available for sale through our E-Shop.
Our books are written specifically for helicopter pilots. Our theory books have been tried and tested in the classroom by hundreds of civil and military students from all over the world who have benefited from the concise, informative and practical writing style. It has been proven by some of the highest Civil Aviation Helicopter theory exam pass rates in FAA, EASA, CASA exam settings, and in the Asia Pacific region.