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Superfluous / incorrect radio phrases

It surprises me how many get used by so many pilots, but sometimes even by ATC.

For example “at this time” is always redundant. This is an interesting one because it seems obviously American, yet almost no European private pilots have ever flown in the US.

Administrator
Shoreham EGKA, United Kingdom

POB is my bugbear

EGKB Biggin Hill

Pass your message.

Last Edited by 172driver at 01 May 18:00

“yes affirm” and “no negative” comes to mind

Paris/Essex, France, , United Kingdom

I need a “like”-button asap !

EBST, Belgium

airways wrote:

I need a “like”-button asap !

But is has to be ICAO compliant !

Ibra wrote:

yes affirm” and “no negative” comes to mind

AffirmaTIVE
NegaTIVE
PosiTIVE

Affirm does it.

Fully ready. Ready does it.

All „to“ and „for“. Just erase ‘em.

Descend to four… :(

always learning
LO__, Austria

Snoopy wrote:

All „to“ and „for“. Just erase ‘em.

Descend to four

Well….

Not quite. The standard phraseology is Descend to altitude 4,000ft. Anything else is wrong.

EGKB Biggin Hill

I know, in theory. It doesn’t work that way practically though. Empirical proof: Nobody (except for UK?) ever says it.

always learning
LO__, Austria

I am surprised “to” is correct because it sounds like “two”. I would think “descend two thousand feet” would be correct.

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Shoreham EGKA, United Kingdom
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