Master VFR Communications with this Simple, Pilot-Friendly Guide!


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Pilot-Friendly VFR Communications manual

  • Task-oriented format – what to say when and where
  • AIM and FAA-approved radio phraseology
  • Also the phraseology you are likely to hear in the real world
  • Table of contents makes it easy to find what you need
  • Fully illustrated with airspace and airport diagrams
  • Advanced communications tips and techniques
  • Spiral bound for convenient use in the cockpit
  • PDF version for your tablet or phone included
  • Bonus videos to hear and see  every radio call in action

Stop Feeling Intimidated, Start Talking Like A Pro


You probably felt intimidated when learning to talk on the radio. You’re not alone. In fact, radio communications remain one of the scariest and most difficult things pilots must learn in order to fly in today’s airspace.

Once you learn to talk on the radio, the challenge is then to keep your communication skills sharp. This can be difficult, especially for pilots who don’t fly frequently. And with no “formal” communications training, it’s easy to develop bad habits over time.

This simple, Pilot-Friendly Manual eliminates mic-fright and helps you learn good communications skills quickly and easily.


Finally, A Guide That Keeps It Simple


There have been video courses and software programs built to tackle the problem of pilot communications. While these tools can help, we found that sometimes a simple printed manual is the best way to learn.

For many years, we have been selling our line of Pilot-Friendly GPS Manuals that help pilots master the complexities of Garmin GPS Units. These manuals provide step-by-step, task oriented training – and pilots love them!  We’ve sold thousands of these manuals because they get the job done in a simple, practical way.

We figured, if the Pilot Friendly GPS Manuals worked so well, why not create one that tackles radio communication in the same no-nonsense style.

The new Pilot-Friendly Manual for VFR Communications teaches you exactly what to say, when – in every kind of VFR flight situation. Use it to master radio communications as a whole, or as a quick reference guide (for example, brush up on Class C communications before departing on a flight to a Class C airport). The Table of Contents lists all the communications you will encounter in VFR flying and makes it easy to find what you need.

This Manual Helps Pilots Of All Levels


The Pilot-Friendly VFR Communications Manual will help you improve on the radio, regardless of your flying experience. Whether you’re a student pilot trying to learn this new language, or an experienced pilot who skirts busy airspace to avoid talking on the radio, this simple guide gives you the confidence to do it right.


  • Student Pilot

    • Learn best practices on the radio; don’t develop bad habits
    • Prepare for each lesson – learn what you need on that flight
    • Improve fluency if English is your second language

  • Experienced Pilot

    • Brush up on radio skills that may have gotten rusty
    • Review things you aren’t sure of before you encounter them in-flight
    • Eliminate bad habits and poor phraseology (chances are you have some)

  • Flight Instructor

    • Use proper radio phraseology – don’t teach your students bad habits
    • Review with students, cover radio work they will use on their next lesson
    • Help your students feel more comfortable, from their first lesson to the check ride

“I fly all the time, but I realized my phraseology was a little sloppy in some areas. I developed some bad habits over 20 years of flying and used this manual to clean up my ATC comms.”

Videos Show You How It’s Done


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To reinforce the manual, we created 53 short videos that show each VFR radio communication in action. These videos are available online so you can watch them on your computer, tablet or phone. They help you gain a better understanding of where, when and what to say on the radio. Some people learn better through reading, while others retain better by watching and listening. Either way, we’ve got you covered. The videos use the same table of contents as the manual, so you can quickly find the videos you are looking for.

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See the full Table of Contents and several pages from the manual.


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This short video demonstrates communications on a flight of two.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do you have an IFR Communications manual?
A. We're working on a companion manual for IFR Communications, same format, that will be available early next year.

Q. How long will it take to receive my printed manual?
A. We use Priority mail to ship all USA orders and they usually arrive within 5 business days. International orders usually arrive within 10 business days (can be longer in some countries). You will receive your electronic PDF copy as soon as you order.

Q. How big is the manual?
A. The manual is 8 1/2 x 11 inches, so it will fit in most flight bags or in the seat pocket of an airplane. We found this size worked well with our other Pilot-Friendly manuals...big enough to be easy-to-read, but small enough to store just about anywhere. It also has a clear plastic cover to protect it from weather and spills.

Q. Will my online access to the videos ever expire?
A. No. Once you register your login credentials, they never expire. You will always have access to the program. (We still provide online access to programs we initially offered in 2006.)

Q. Can I access the videos from more than one computer or device?
A. Yes. With your login info, you can access the site from any device as often as you want.

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