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Pilot communication is complex. During a typical airline flight, pilots communicate with air traffic controllers, dispatchers, gate agents, ground crew, flight attendants, maintenance technicians and other pilots. Click on the links below to download notes from a linguist about various aspects of pilot communication.



There’s no sensation to compare with this

Suspended animation, a state of bliss
Can’t keep my mind from the circling skies

Tongue-tied and twisted
Just an earthbound misfit, I”
(Pink Floyd, Learning to Fly)


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