Features

August 2007 Issue

It’s Not Just Aviation Talk

Once you mastered the phonetic alphabet, you knew everything you need to know about communicating, right? Not necessarily.

Communication is something we all take for granted; we talk, somebody else listens, somebody else talks, we listen, so what’s so complicated about that? Actually, more than you might think. What, for example, if you’re speaking French to someone who doesn’t understand French? Or maybe someone who speaks your language misinterprets something you said, or doesn’t understand something you were talking about. You were certainly speaking clearly enough.

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