Updated: Jul 16
IS IT COOL IF I TAKE A-2 INTERSECTION?
HEY BRO, ARE YOU, MY EXAMINER?
HEY MAN, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
These are a few of the communications I have been hearing, and dealing with as an examiner, from instructors, applicants, and even controllers. Let’s remember that we work in a professional environment. The way we dress, act, and even speak, must be done in a manner that is representative of someone that is in a position of authority. Yes, even as a flight instructor, you are looked at by your students as a teacher, and giving your student the proper guidance, even the way you speak on the radios, must be done in a professional manner.
Let’s start working on using proper terminology now, so when you get to your professional airline position, your captain doesn’t have to correct you over and over.
Here is a link to the Pilot/Controller Glossary in case you need to brush up on your terminology.