Aviation Speak – Pilot Radio Communications
VFR Pilot Communications Training As a student pilot, you may find it daunting, or even overwhelming at first, to learn ”Aviation Speak”. Cockpit Radio Communications are vital to safe flying, and all pilots must learn to effectively communicate with ATC (Air Traffic Control) and other air traffic.
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Transport Canada PSTAR Exam
Study on the Go! Study for the Transport Canada PSTAR Exam anywhere, anytime, using the new PSTAR Exam App for your mobile device. Study conveniently whenever you want, and wherever you want.
iPhone, iPod, iPad and Android The PSTAR Exam mobile application is available in either iOS or Android versions. Choose
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ICAO – International Civil Aviation Organization
T is for Tango! As a student pilot, you will need to learn how to talk like a pilot.
“Pilotspeak” includes a Phonetic Alphabet. This is based on the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) standardized phonetic alphabet. This may also be referred to as the NATO Phonetic Alphabet.
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ATC Light Signals from the Tower
Traffic Light Signal Even before you learned to drive, you knew about the Traffic Light Signal. Red for Stop. Yellow for Caution. Green for Go. Traffic on the streets would be chaos if drivers and pedestrians did not understand and obey these simple and well known traffic signals.
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What Flight Level should I cruise at?
Is Fifteen Feet O.K. for my Cruising Altitude? Viper North owner Jeff “Biscuit” Lewis flys his Czechoslovakian designed Aero Vodochody L-29 Delfin jet at 15 feet above the deck. How’s that for a cruising altitude?
Pilots must be aware of Cruising Altitudes for both VFR (Visual Flight Rules)
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Airspeed Limitations, Manoeuvring Speeds and Performance
Alphabet Soup? Aviation Acronyms can seem like Alphabet Soup!
With Airspeeds and V-Speeds, there are dozens of Aviation Acronyms for the student pilot to learn and remember.
Your Aviation Acronym Decoder begins with some talk about Velocity.
V is for Velocity Important aviation Airspeeds are identified and defined using
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Transport Canada Written PPL Exam Prep
Study for the Transport Canada Written Exam Aerotech, located in Mississauga, Ontario, has designed and produced a Complete Private Pilot Licence (PPL) Ground School Course. This interactive course is a CD based, user-paced, self-study program to help the student pilot study and prepare for the Transport Canada Written Exam.
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Cessna 172 Instrument Panel
Before the days of Glass Panels, this was a typical General Aviation Instrument Panel.
Even with the trend towards only Glass Cockpits, the basic Flight Instruments remain the same.
Six Pack? The Six Pack is not a half-dozen beers, and it’s not a well toned and muscled belly. Instead, Pilots know
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