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Offline siouxnami

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Which pilot communicates with the ATC?
« on: November 23, 2005, 10:27:50 PM »
The Captain or the First Officer?



Offline ZOTAN

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Which pilot communicates with the ATC?
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2005, 10:41:57 PM »
Its not the Captain or First-Officer, but rather the Pilot flying (PF) and the Pilot not flying (PNF). The PNF will always be the one working the radios.
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2005, 11:02:26 PM »
Usually the PNF or Pilot Not Flying. This can either be the Captain or F.O. depending on the 'leg' and if they're deadlegging somewhere. Many circumstances enclose this question, but the pilot not flying the aircraft most of the time communicates on the radios (so the PF [pilot flying] can concentrate most on flying the aircraft).

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Which pilot communicates with the ATC?
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2005, 11:24:02 PM »
Thank you, gentlemen. I learned new terms!

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Re: Which pilot communicates with the ATC?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2005, 11:20:43 AM »
Quote from: siouxnami
The Captain or the First Officer?


The pilot flying.

... oh, were you asking about airline operations???   :)  :)  :)
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Which pilot communicates with the ATC?
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2005, 08:00:41 PM »
Well, if you haven't been there http://www.jetcareers.com is a site founded and run by a Delta Air Lines MD-88/90 pilot, Doug Taylor. He has a piece called a day in the life of a major airline pilot he wrote. It explains some of the things the two pilots go through in their week of flying, which inludes who gets what duties during which legs. It taught me alot when I first read it. If you like forums, they've got a nice system with lots of resources. Many pilots post everyday. They've got lots of career advice and other helpful resources. Neat stuff.