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 whatís so complicated about that? Actually, more than you might think. What, for example, if youíre speaking French to someone who doesnít understand French? Or maybe someone who speaks your language misinterprets something you said, or doesnít understand something you were talking about. You were certainly speaking clearly enough.

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