VFR Communications – A Pilot-Friendly Manual

Master VFR Communications With This Simple, Pilot-Friendly Guide!

  • Task-oriented format—what to say, when and where

  • AIM and FAA-approved radio phraseology

  • Also the phraseology you’re likely to hear in the real world

  • Table of contents makes it easy to find what you need

  • Fully illustrated with airspace and airport diagrams

  • Advanced communications tips and techniques

  • Digital manual looks great on an iPad; keep it in your EFB app for quick access

  • Optional spiral bound printed manual for easy use in the cockpit

  • Bonus videos to hear and see every radio call in action

Stop Feeling Intimidated, Start Talking Like A Pro

You probably felt intimidated when learning to talk on the radio. You’re not alone. In fact, VFR radio communications remain one of the scariest and most difficult things pilots must learn in order to fly in today’s airspace.

Once you learn to talk on the radio, the challenge is then to keep your communication skills sharp. This can be difficult, especially for pilots who don’t fly frequently. And with no “formal” communications training, it’s easy to develop bad habits over time.

This simple, Pilot-Friendly Manual eliminates mic-fright and helps you learn good communications skills quickly and easily.

Finally, A Guide That Keeps It Simple

There have been video courses and software programs built to tackle the problem of pilot communications. While these tools can help, we found that sometimes a simple printed manual is the best way to learn.

For many years, we have been selling our line of Pilot-Friendly GPS Manuals that help pilots master the complexities of Garmin GPS Units. These manuals provide step-by-step, task-oriented training—and pilots love them!  We’ve sold thousands of these manuals because they get the job done in a simple, practical way.

We figured if the Pilot-Friendly GPS Manuals worked so well, why not create one that tackles VFR radio communication in the same no-nonsense style.

The Pilot-Friendly Manual for VFR Communications teaches you exactly what to say, when—in every kind of VFR flight situation. Use it to master radio communications as a whole, or as a quick reference guide (for example, brush up on Class C communications before departing on a flight to a Class C airport). The Table of Contents lists all the communications you will encounter in VFR flying and makes it easy to find what you need.

This Manual Helps Pilots Of All Levels

The Pilot-Friendly VFR Communications Manual will help you improve on the radio, regardless of your flying experience. Whether you’re a student pilot trying to learn this new language, or an experienced pilot who skirts busy airspace to avoid talking on the radio, this simple pilot radio communications guide gives you the confidence to do it right.

Student Pilot

  • Learn best practices on the radio; don’t develop bad habits
  • Prepare for each lesson – learn what you need on that flight
  • Improve fluency if English is your second language

Experienced Pilot

  • Brush up on radio skills that may have gotten rusty
  • Review things you aren’t sure of before you encounter them in-flight
  • Eliminate bad habits and poor phraseology (chances are you have some)

Flight Instructor

  • Use proper radio phraseology – don’t teach your students bad habits
  • Review with students, cover radio work they will use on their next lesson
  • Help your students feel more comfortable, from their first lesson to the check ride

Videos Show You How It’s Done

Some people learn better through reading, while others retain better by watching and listening. Either way, we’ve got you covered.

We created 53 short videos demonstrating each VFR radio communication in action. These videos are available online, so you can watch them on your computer, tablet or phone. They help you gain a better understanding of where, when and what to say on the radio.

The videos use the same table of contents as the manual, so you can jump right to the video you need.

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Sample manual pages—includes Table of Contents.

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Sample video—Communications on a flight of two.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do you also offer an IFR Communications manual?
A. Yes. The IFR manual uses the same format as the VFR manual, and also includes accompanying videos. It is available for sale on our website.

Q: Which devices does the digital manual work with?
A: The digital manual is delivered in PDF format and works on any computer or mobile device.

Q. Can I load the digital manual onto my iPad?
A. Yes, the digital PDF is formatted for use on your iPad and can be downloaded in a few easy steps.

Q. What is the format of the printed manual?
A. The printed manual is 8.5 x 11 inches, so it will fit in most flight bags or in the seat pocket of your airplane. It’s printed on high quality, durable paper. We take the extra step of adding a spiral binder so it’s easier to open and use in the cockpit, and we top it with a clear plastic cover to protect it from weather and spills.

Q. How long does it take to receive a printed manual?
A. We use the US Postal Service to mail all USA orders and they typically arrive within 5 business days. International orders usually arrive within 10 business days (can be longer in some countries). If you order the printed manual, you’ll also get the digital version which you can download and start using right away.

Q. Will my online access to the videos ever expire? 
A. No. Once you register your login credentials, they never expire. You will always have access to the program.

Q. Can I access the videos from more than one computer or device? 
A. Yes. With your login info, you can access the site from any personal device as often as you want.

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