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I'd like to know if there is a way to hear ATC and pilots' communications, with subtitles.

I recently flew from US to Canada. As required I filed a VFR flight plan online (at 1800wxbrief.com). The flight plan was activated after I took off by contacting Flight Services at 122.2. They ...

Many years ago I listened to an ATC tape of an aviation incident involving a commercial aircraft that had some type of control loss, I think in Chicago. After several attempts to set up for an ...

Just wondering if ATC can do this or not. I'd also appreciate input on whether it's useful or a good idea, and how it looks in the real world.

Does ATC in the EU have equivalents to the US FAA tower, TRACON, and center facilities? What are they called?

While studying FAA's Standard Instrument Departure Procedures, I came across the La Guardia Five Departure SID. Take, for example, the Take-Off Minimums for runway 13L: Rwy 13 (Coney Climb): 400-2 ...

I am traveling for a wedding which will take place in Monza Park, Italy. According to Italian Airspace Pro, the location I would like to fly, the southern half of the park, is technically in Class D ...

I've recently been watching an interesting documentary on helicopter paramedic teams. As you all probably know, their job consists of a lot of sitting around doing nothing before a scramble and then a ...

Does anyone know in which document I can find the legal minimum height for a low pass at an airport, assuming the pass has been approved by ATC? I have been discussing this topic a lot with several ...

If a commercial aircraft is successfully hijacked, by a competent pilot / pilots, and they make contact with ATC for regular requests (i.e. weather updates, flight path information or clearing air ...

I'm working with real ATFM data such as the planned departure and arrival times of several flights within a given period of time, and I came across a surprising feature. I found out that some flights ...

I was listening to ATC at LAX today and heard them cancel AA 253's takeoff clearance and instruct them to abort their takeoff; it sounds like they were already rolling down the runway when it happened....

I found a clip on YouTube (via an article on Jalopnik) of an Aer Lingus pilot departing from JFK. Due to a weather cell showing up on his instruments, he can not make the left ATC asks him to make. ...

This question got me thinking... if there was an emergency situation on a commercial airliner (let's say both engines have flamed out or something) and the pilot wants to do one thing (land in the sea)...

In Is there a minimum separation between a landing aircraft and another crossing its runway? it was explained that once an aircraft has clearance to land, that runway is reserved for the exclusive use ...

When the TCAS issues a Resolution Advisory (RA) which contradicts an ATC instruction, the RA takes priority. Are controllers aware (notified on their screen) that a RA has been issued between two ...

Skyvector has Los Angeles helicopter charts here and here. Are pilots required to obtain ATC clearance or permission to fly helicopter routes and transitions?

I am interested in authentication - how identity is verified - in civilian aviation radio transmissions. I know that when someone is speaking on the radio he tells his call sign. But is there any ...

I was wondering what is the regular range of Approach VHF radios used by ATC (normally 50W)? And what about En Route VHF radios (usually 100 or 250W)?

In the US, is there any FAA Regulation that keeps all aircraft away from 18,000 feet MSL… Since theoretically, FL190 could be lower than 18,000 feet MSL, and create all kinds of confusion with keeping ...

Does it mean that absolutely nobody can land there until conditions improve? Can ATC still give you an IFR clearance to your destination airport in this case?

Does any company make a Bluetooth adapter that will convert my existing wired headset into a 'wireless' headset via Bluetooth? Everything I find re Bluetooth adapters is for music or cell phone usage....

I am trying to get informed about Autonomous Air Traffic Control. Communication is crucial in this field. I am aware that different possibilities exist to realize it, for example: an ad-hoc network ...

I'm planning to rent an aircraft and fly to the Bahamas. I've got all the requirements including the Restricted Radio license. However, there was another requirement which concerns paying of the ...

I don't understand how air traffic controllers can choose the right flight level and heading for airplane when they are in the sky or they're approaching the airport to land.

How would one go about reporting a drone (hobby UAV) sighted in the airspace of an airport on frequency, specifically to Tower? For example: I am doing patterns around the airport when to the ...

What's the difference between the two? Do you need a special digital VHF radio to receive D-ATIS broadcasts?

I have a sort of technical question regarding the operations of runway systems at larger airports, specifically at Toronto Pearson (satellite view here). As far as I can see, the airport has 5 runways:...

I use Flight Radar 24 on my iPad to track friends/families flights when they are traveling (not paranoia, just curious). I've noticed that, quite often, their plane will jump from one location to ...

I'm curious as to what it takes to be an Air Traffic Controller. I sat in a preliminary online test after I got accepted in, but it was mindbogglingly difficult. One of the questions I had to do was ...

I was watching 4th of July fireworks tonight, and I noticed a very low plane circling the fireworks display. I'm wasn't sure of its altitude, but I would estimate around 1000 ft or no higher than ...

I have a questions about air traffic control. I understand how the controllers monitor and direct aircraft on their intended routes while maintaining clearance distances to other aircraft and ...

Is the term "guinea pig" now or was it previously defined in the Pilot/Controller Glossary? If it's not defined in the Pilot/Controller Glossary, maybe it's in some other publication. I was flying ...

Let's say that you are cleared for and are flying the ZZOOO2 departure out of KSAN and you get vectored off of the departure before you complete it. At some point, ATC wants to put you back onto the ...

I have the data of latitude and longitude of $n$ points on the boundary of the airspace of a country. I also have the coordinates of the current location of an aircraft. Using this data, how do I find ...

Just wondering if the transponder mode C reported altitude will be off if the pilot accidentally has the wrong altimeter setting.

"Skyhawk 872ND, airport at your 12 o'clock in 15 miles." "Baron 981K, traffic, 2 o'clock 5 miles, opposite direction, a Piper southbound, 1000 feet below you." Does ATC use nautical miles or statute ...

I'm just wondering about VFR requests relating to class bravo airspace in the US: Is requesting VFR flight following in a class bravo the same thing as requesting a class bravo clearance? Does ...

Let's say I'm two miles away from entering the class B, heading straight for it at 1500 feet and climbing. Approach control gives me my clearance as "...cleared into the class Bravo at 3500 feet...". ...

I think the controller sometimes gives altitudes for VFR traffic to fly, but do pilots actually need permission to change their altitude?

It seems like a lot of air traffic control towers use callsigns that are much different from the name of the airfield. For example, Lehigh Valley International (ABE) has "Allentown Tower." "...

When a ground controller gives taxi instructions to a runway, are pilots expected to hold short by default if an explicit instruction to hold short isn't given?

This question is aimed at Air Traffic Controllers who are familiar with ICAO Separation minima. DOC 4444 states the following: Lateral separation between two aircraft exists when: VOR: both ...

Is it possible for ATC to apply 3 miles separation between an IFR aircraft in class A and a VFR aircraft operating in class E, just below class A?

Since squawk 7600 doesn't necessarily mean that both voice-in and voice-out direction of radio communication fails, what is the ATC procedure in case an aircraft signalizes loss of communications? If ...

When helicopters are instructed to air-taxi direct to a location at the airport, are they allowed to pass above other aircraft / people / road traffic?

I fly in/out of a small international airport occasionally, the runways are quite long. It is not unusual to land half-way or even three-quarters down the runway. When doing this, pilots request long ...

Supposing I owned a supersonic aircraft eg a MiG-21 and wanted to fly the jet out into international waters for a supersonic speed run. Are there any particular ATC procedures for doing so?

I was wondering if there is some sort of app or website that allows people (well, me as a passenger) to listen in to the ATC of my current flight? (Assuming the flight has passenger wifi). If this is ...

What does "have the numbers" mean when talking to ATC?

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