Perhaps I have come late to the concert on this one, however, I’ve been noticing a recent trend (perhaps bad or ok) listening to pilots issuing their readbacks to towers: (Example)
Controller: “Airline NinrSixSeven Heavy, climb and maintain Flight Level OneTwoThousand and intercept BLUES.”
Me: “Rgr, Flight Level OneTwoZero and maintain direct to BLUES for Airline NinrSixSeven Heavy.”
Did I issue a proper readback?
THE USE OF ‘FOR’ IN A READBACK – ARE YOU ‘FOR’ SOMETHING?
… especially if your callsign has the digit “4” – It could get confusing.
My question to all pilots, ATPs, and especially controllers is this:
Are you “for” something or not? And why? Discuss……………….