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.
COMM1 Radio Simulator
COMM1 Radio Simulator is training software designed to help pilots
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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 from the PSTAR Exam App for your
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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.
English is the International Language of Aviation.
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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.
If you know
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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) and IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) flight.
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Pass the Private Pilot PSTAR Exam with Flying Colours!
Before you can SOLO, a Student Pilot must pass the written Transport Canada PSTAR Exam. This exam tests the student pilot’s knowledge of Air Regulations and Air Traffic Control Procedures. This ensures the student has a sufficient understanding of the necessary CARs (Canadian Aviation Regulations) and AIMs
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