Radio Telephony

Good use of the radio - concisely communicating the correct information at the right time using the standard formats, is an important contribution to safety. It can can also be a source of satisfaction in itself.

Below are:

  1. Online training

  2. Am I ready for the exam

  3. RT related links

Online training

Each year the British Gliding Association provides an online training course for a nominal fee. It is delivered in the winter over six evenings. While aimed at the glider pilot it is relevant to all including power pilots - I thoroughly recommend this course and its associated training materials. Click here for details BGA online cour

'Self-teach' resources

See the Flying Reporter on YouTube - he has lots of RT practical examples

Am I ready for the practical examination?

Can I write out the formats (structure) of the following?

  • Initial call

  • Full call

  • Position report

  • VDF call

  • Emergency call

When practicing do I use these terms when I should and not use them inappropriately?

  • Roger

  • Affirm

  • Wilco

When practicing do I know when to prefix my calls with:

  • The call sign of the ground station

  • My call sign?

When practicing am I fluent and do I reliably and correctly place my call sign at the beginning or at the end of a transmission as appropriate?

The above is not comprehensive but if you can answer 'yes' to all these questions then you are well on your way to being ready for the exam