With Summer almost here, it’s time to brush up your communication skills with a few exercises on phraseology.
1 – reading comprehension
A former Infopilote article entitled « A brief story of Airspeak », will take us through a few decades of phraseology evolution.
You can choose to listen to the audio version of the article first:
The article was published in Infopilote’s November 2007 issue, and one thing has changed since then: there is now only one document related to phraseology, the « Manuel de formation à la phraseologie ».
– On the SIA site check the date of its latest version.
– What does the acronym CPDLC stand for?
In the 12 years since the publication of this article, CPDLC has made progress. Go to the Eurocontrol page dedicated to the subject:
– What is CPDLC used for?
– What are the advantages of CPDLC?
2 – vocabulary
The Phraseology division in « L’Anglais pour voler » is made up of 18 chapters, covering all aspects of flight. Here is a double page regrouping some useful words.
– controller-pilot data link communications
– CPDLC allows certain non-urgent ATC messages to be communicated via text message, rather than voice.
– it reduces the margin for error due to a poor voice radio connection and it liberates space on the congested VHF channels for more urgent voice communications.