Aviation English - RTF Phraseology for Airside Drivers
Driving on an aerodrome in close proximity to aircraft requires training, concentration and regular practice.
Drivers must comply with the rules and standards of conduct, which may require the use of radio frequencies that are used by Pilots and Air Traffic Control. In order to do this, drivers need to understand and use correct radiotelephony (RTF) phraseology and techniques.
The importance of using correct and precise standard phraseology cannot be over-emphasised.
Safety is the main benefit of accurate and well understood radiotelephony messages between drivers and Air Traffic Control. Vehicle accidents will be reduced and in a busy and complex airside environment the risk of runway incursions will be minimised.
Who should attend?
Airside operational personnel who intend to drive onto airport airside areas and in particular the manoeuvring area.