quote: "Not required, and would take too much time holding every pilot's hand, especially during a busy time. If the transmission is blocked, then it is the pilot's responsibility to request a repeat of the instruction."
mmm....If the controllers gives an instruction and its not read-back then how does the ATCO know the pilots heard it? The pilots are busy with alot of other stuff...Aviate Navigate Communicate. It is the controllers responsiblilty to ensure that his/her instructions are complied with.
If the transmission was blocked how is it the pilots responsibility to get a repeat?? If the transmission was blocked then the pilots wouldnt have heard it...so how can they ask for a repeat of something they didnt even know was transmitted? Pilots aint psychic