Blog

Class D Airspace MADE EASY (Departure) | ATC Comms

Class D Airspace can range from quite mellow and quiet on the radio, to absolutely chaotic. No matter where you are, it’s important to communicate effectively with ATC. In this video, we go through a Class D Airspace Departure and show you how to talk to ATC. Of course, depending on where you are, there …

Class D Airspace MADE EASY (Departure) | ATC Comms »

Subcribe and stay connected

Class D Airspace can range from quite mellow and quiet on the radio, to absolutely chaotic. No matter where you are, it’s important to communicate effectively with ATC. In this video, we go through a Class D Airspace Departure and show you how to talk to ATC.

Of course, depending on where you are, there are all sorts of different procedures at Class D Airports. But it still comes down to the basics with ATC. Plan, Ask, Comply, and Listen.

We start off by getting the weather and making sure we have the ATIS. Then, we look at ForeFlight and the airport chart to make our plan. Once we get our taxi clearance, we draw that on the chart.

As we taxi, we are heads out and pay attention to where we are, keeping situational awareness. We’ll taxi to the hold short point, do any preflight checks, and then call the tower when we’re ready to go.

Then we depart the pattern, depart the airspace, and comply with any instructions on the way out.

 

Want to be a pilot? Take online ground school and do checkride prep with us at Angle of Attack.

AUTHOR

Chris Palmer

Chris Palmer has been in aviation training and creating educational content since 2006. As a career CFI (Certified Flight Instructor) and Master Aviation Educator* Chris trains dozens of pilots year round at his Alaska-based flight school, Angle of Attack HQ.
He’s one of Youtube’s leading Aviation Training Content Creators with over 120K subscribers. With a focus on developing and sharing new flight training methods, techniques, and tips. Chris founded Angle of Attack to offer a new, fresh and modern spin on aviation training. AOA does this by keeping the building on the wonderful knowledge passed down through the generations, married with new and modern media.

ON THE SAME TOPIC

Friendship, Flying Formation & Photos

Welcome to our Alaska adventure, where we take to the skies with friends. We will capture the beauty of the Last Frontier from a unique perspective. We’re flying in a Cessna 172 as the photo airplane, with the talented Deon Mitton behind the lens. Deon is a professional photographer with a keen eye for capturing …

Friendship, Flying Formation & Photos »

Read more

Can She Hang? Flight Training in Turbulence + Stalls

Flight training is a fun process, but flight training in turbulence is also quite challenging at times. It’s good to go flying when the weather and conditions aren’t perfect, and that’s exactly what we do on this flight lesson. Sienna is a student pilot and working on her private pilot. This is her 4th flight …

Can She Hang? Flight Training in Turbulence + Stalls »

Read more

Sienna is SLICING the Skies | Flight Training with Real Student Pilot

We are continuing on with Flight Training Lessons for Sienna, a student pilot working on her Private Pilot license (certificate). We’ve been flying a lot recently and she’s making progress as she learns to become a pilot. In this lesson, we mix things up a little bit. Instead of going out and doing a syllabus-type …

Sienna is SLICING the Skies | Flight Training with Real Student Pilot »

Read more

Part 91 vs. Part 135 – What’s The Difference?

Not familiar with the Part 91 and 135 flight regulations? No worries! Here’s the breakdown of Part 91 vs. 135 and a little more. Let’s say you own the Gulfstream G650 jet. Depending on whether you use your jet for commercial or non-commercial purposes, you ought to be familiar with the two basic yet critical …

Part 91 vs. Part 135 – What’s The Difference? »

Read more

Stay Connected

Be the very first to get notified when we publish new flying videos, free lessons, and special offers on our courses.

YOUR FLYING JOURNEY STARTS HERE

ENROLL IN YOUR PRIVATE PILOT COURSES NOW