Experienced military pilots don’t even have to think when speaking on the radio to controllers. It is just second nature and seems to happen on its own with no issues.
For a beginning pilot talking on the radio can be one of the biggest fears they encounter in flying. For some reason, the mere thought of sounding stupid or making a mistake on the radio can literally cause paralysis in many new pilots!
Smitty Smith from FunPlacesToFly.com just published an awesome video about talking on the radio called “Control Towers – Conquering My Fear of the Radio.” Not only is it fun and entertaining to watch it has some beautiful scenery footage that is worth the time to see.
Smitty states, “I love to fly, but talking on the radio at a busy, tower controlled airport has always been a phobia for me. Today, I am out to conquer that fear. Join me as I fumble on the radio and begin the learning process.””