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Old 16th Jul 2013, 20:34
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Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: UK
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Deefer and DIBO, I agree with you 100%

ATC Guys/Gals in the USA: We don't think you are more clever or more skilled just because you speak fast. Quite the opposite in fact - it makes me think you are nervous and not fully in control of the situation.

I have had to ask for complete repeats; 'slowly' or "words twice" on several occasions at USA airports over the years.

Speaking fast does not impress anyone and simply results in wasted time because you have to repeat everything you just said, and also results in a loss of safety.

I am not being partisan when I say the the UK controllers do it just right - calm, measured and precise.

Slow down ! - Less is more.

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