May 10, 2018 (Nashua, NH) – PilotWorkshops has released “IFR Communications,” the companion to their recently released, “VFR Communications” manual, and the latest in their Pilot-Friendly Manual series.
“Many instrument pilots feel intimidated talking on the radio, especially with complex or lesser-used instrument procedures,” stated PilotWorkshops founder Mark Robidoux. “It happens to both newly minted instrument pilots, and veterans who don’t fly as much as they’d like. Our IFR Communications manual combines print and video in a unique format that makes learning, or refreshing, radio skills easier.”
The printed manual is organized by task. It shows what to say, when to say it, and where it should be said. Illustrations appear directly on the relevant IFR charts and airport diagrams. The text includes helpful tips and sidebars to take each concept further. Over 80 videos, delivered online, accompany each lesson to demonstrate proper communications between the pilot, air traffic controllers, and other airplanes.
The new manual uses the proven format from PilotWorkshop’s VFR Communications manual. “These manuals are almost the opposite of traditional books on communication,” said Jeff Van West, Creative Director for PilotWorkshops. “We start with a specific exchange, such as getting a clearance, or asking for a climb to VFR-on-Top, so pilots see the procedure step-by-step. Then we expand on that to show variations and offer expert insights for ‘speaking IFR’ in the real world.”
This pilot-friendly manual is ideal for the IFR student, rusty pilot, or any aviator who needs to brush up on their IFR Comms skills. It includes the most common, useful, and critical situations a pilot might encounter in instrument flying. And it makes it easy to find the right words whenever a pilot needs them.
Details and Samples are available here.