It’s not uncommon for pilots to have some fear of interacting with Air Traffic Control (ATC) often concerned with making a mistake or of being judged by others on frequency. Not only is that the wrong attitude, but it can also deprive you of valuable services and even compromise safety. Controllers are humans just like pilots, and they’re actually there to help.
Quality Control Support Manager, Roland Ratliff, from Cincinnati Approach Control discusses what controllers expect from pilots, plus some tips for your next request to ATC.
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