Liveatc.net is a great service (www.liveatc.net), which allows you to listen to air traffic control communications from all over the world. Whether you want to listen to whats going on at JFK tower, or at Sydney ground control, they have it covered. Recently, they put a feed online so you can listen to Caldwell’s tower/ground control, and this means that I can hear what I sound like talking on the radio. Liveatc.net archives communications for a month, so I was able to get a hold of recent recordings of me talking to the tower. I put this video together so you can see what radio communications entail – I transcribed the recordings so you can clearly understand what is going on.
These communications provide a good look into some basic ATC procedures: Asking for a taxi clearance, landing clearances, and other miscellaneous communications. Once you get the hang of talking on the radio, it becomes no problem – in fact, as you can probably tell from watching the video, I tend to talk to quickly….I need to slow myself down….Anyhow, check out the video below!
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Caldwell tower/ground control online feed via Liveatc: