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Old 11th Jul 2013, 22:34
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deefer dog
 
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Standard of RT in USA

I know thesis likely to be a contentious thread, but the standard of American RT has been raised a few times in the SFO crash thread.

I have no idea if the USA has filed ICAO differences in respect of their ATC RT comms, but either way 50% of what they speak bears absolutely no resemblance to the norms around the rest of the world, or ICAO.

It amazes me how non English speakers can grasp what is actually meant when so many non standard or slang abbreviations are used. A few of the worlds busiest airports are located outside of America and yet they manage to communicate without the use of non standard slang, so, in the interests of safety, isn't it about time this issue was addressed?

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