1.- See The “Big Picture”
Monitor both ground and tower communications when possible.
2.- Transmit Clearly
Make your instructions and read backs complete and easy to understand.
3.- Listen Carefully
Listen to your clearance.
Listen to what you read back.
Do not let communications become automatic.
4.- Copy Clearances
Clearances can change. Keep a note pad and copy your clearance. If needed
refer to your notes.
5.- Situational Awarensess
Know your location.
If unfamiliar with an airport keep a current airport diagram available for easy
6.- Admit When Lost
If you get lost on an airport ask ATC for help.
Better to damager your pride than your airplane.
7.- Sterile Cockpit
Maintain a sterile cockpit until reaching cruising altitude. Explain to your
passengers that talking should be kept to a minimum.
8.- Understand Signs, Lights And Markings
Keep current with airport sings, lights and markings.
Know what they mean and what action to take.
9.- Never Assume
Do not take clearances for granted. Look both ways before entering or
crossing taxiways and runways.
10.- Follow Procedure
Establish safe procedures for airport operations. Then follow them.