The pilot's air traffic control handbook
For the many recreational pilots who find themselves flying out of their way to avoid controlled airspaces...reluctant to make use of the optional ATC services or uncertain about the protocol of contacting the ATC tower, this book offers the solutions. Paul Illman, an expert in the field, takes pilots through the ins and outs of using the ATC system, clearly and simply. He explains the airspace systemfully from operating over Class B and C airports...to flightservice stations and the air route traffic control centers. This best-selling volume in the Practical Flying Series, fully updated with the latest regulations and new chapters on VFR use of ATC, will give the VFR-rated pilot the confidence needed to negotiate any airspace and land at any airport like a pro.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The early days
Landing blind in the 30s
The ATC system
10 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
A/FD activity AFSS AFSSs air route traffic air traffic control airlines airspace Class airspace system airway altitude approach control ARSA ARTCC ATIS automated aviation basic beacon briefing ceiling charts Cherokee Eight Five Cherokee One Five Class B airspace clearance control area control tower control zone controlled airspace controller's controlling agency data block departure enroute equipment feet MSL Five November Five One Five flight plan flight service station flight strip flight watch flying frequency FSSs ground control handoff ICAO identified IFR aircraft in-flight Kansas City Center landing located miles military Mode N-number National Airspace navigation nonparticipating aircraft NOTAM operations PIREPs primary airport radarscope radio contact regulations request responsibility runway sectional sector specialist squawk SVFR tion TRACON traffic advisories transiting transponder transponder code uncontrolled airport unicom vertical limits VFR flight VFR pilot weather ZKC CNTR