April 2008 Issue

Correcting Readbacks

In response to March’s Unicom "Correcting Readbacks," in which you ask readers whether and how they would correct a readback error heard on the frequency, I believe I would give it a few seconds to see if the error was picked up and then say something like "Cessna 12345, readback incorrect" and then drop it. That would alert the pilot and controller something was amiss without confusing the issue. As you say, each situation is different and may require different response. If the frequency was really busy, you could use the ubiquitous cellphone and call the appropriate agency. Just a thought. Keep up the good work! If I had to receive only one aviation magazine, Aviation Safety would be the one.

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