any flight, whether a pilot is doing touch and go’s in the
pattern or a long cross-country, he or she will have to communicate
with ATC, other aircraft in the air, and possibly aircraft while
on the ground. Therefore, having prepared some form of a communications
'script', BEFORE departing, goes a long way toward making your aviation
communications exchanges clear and effective. The VFR or IFR Communication
Kits make it easy for you to construct an aviation communications
script, for a flight of any length.
The templates included in the VFR and the IFR Communication Kits
allow VFR and IFR pilots to construct a unique communication script
for every VFR or IFR flight, regardless of its complexity or the
number of communications required.
construct your VFR or IFR communications script, complete the following
the types of airspace that surrounds your starting airport, your
route, all landing airports en-route, and your final destination
Determine what types of communications will most
likely occur entering and exiting each airspace.
Take out the necessary blank templates that match
your flight plan and assemble them in the correct sequence.
Fill in as much information on each template
as you can before departing.
Practice the communications script several times,
perhaps with a colleague or friend.
Once in the
plane, the communications script becomes akin to 'note-cards for
a speech.' In short, the script is useful for writing down relevant
ATC information for quick reference before performing a "read
back" correctly and efficiently. After a while, the number
references to the templates will decrease. At that point you will
know that the Kit has helped you perform your flight communications
"like a veteran pilot.