Aviation has a unique language designed to ensure effective communication between pilots and controllers. Understanding and using these words and phrases properly is vital for avoiding errors and maintaining safety. For example, “roger” is not a clearance and is not an appropriate response to a yes or no question. It only means that the transmission was received.
In this From the Flight Deck video on phraseology you’ll learn more about what a pilot may hear from a controller and what it really means.
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