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Capturing of false glide-slope

in 10 years of working at a small airport serving commercial airliners never. ILS is a pilot interpreted landing aid, ATC has no obligation to follow the glide slope. At airports doing dependant ILS ...
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Why is communication between ATC and airliners not also written?

Per the ymb1’s answer to your linked question, repeats comprise a mere 1% (1/3 of 3%) of all transmissions. That’s pretty darned low when you consider all the other things that both sides are doing ...
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Why is communication between ATC and airliners not also written?

In fact, there are many cases wherein communications are, in fact, text, or other, richer forms of information transfer. For all of the reasons that you note, these systems are being further pursued/...
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How to "address" a flight plan to additional stations

The code LOWWYWYW is an AFTN Address (Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication Network), identifying an AFTN station. In this case a sub-structure of the ATC ...
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How often does a pilot ask ATC for a repeat?

Also is it fine to ask them to slow down if its hard to understand for example due to heavy accent? The ICAO standard phraseology manual includes the phrase SPEAK SLOWER meaning "Reduce your ...
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How often does a pilot ask ATC for a repeat?

How often can it happen or how often should it happen are different questions from what you asked. You asked how often it does happen. I’d disagree from the “all the time” answer. In fact, in my ...
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How often does a pilot ask ATC for a repeat?

How often is hard to quantify, but in general I would suggest the answer is all the time. ATC is there to help you, as a service to you as a pilot. Sometimes out of necessity things are said quickly ...
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Can air traffic control see control panel selections (I.e. FCU on A320 or MCP on B737)?

Apparently they can if the ATC facility supports Mode-S EHS transponders. According to the linked Skybrary article Aircraft compliant with Mode S EHS provide ELS functionality features (see above) ...
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Do pilots of modern high-end aircraft normally communicate their destination to ATC?

Communicate - yes ; Verbally - mostly ; Digitally - sometimes As stated above, anything but a simple VFR-Flight will require a flightplan, which noch only states the destination and the route. This ...
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Do pilots of modern high-end aircraft normally communicate their destination to ATC?

Every flight that intends to fly in controlled airspace needs to make a flight plan in advance that includes destination and intended route. In case of airlines, the flight plan is submitted by the ...
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Do pilots of modern high-end aircraft normally communicate their destination to ATC?

In the usa, yes, the destination airport is transmitted verbally over the radio by many pilots at many airports. As you say, at certain airports and for certain operators the IFR clearance may be ...
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Do pilots of modern high-end aircraft normally communicate their destination to ATC?

The flight plan contains the desired route and destination. Ot is communicated prior to the first radio call with clearance delivery.
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How to find ATC recordings for a May 8th general aviation crash?

I have found one audio file which contains communications from N801DT near the beginning of the flight. I was not able to find anything more than that. BVU does not have an airport traffic control ...
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Has Air Traffic Control ever had to talk a first time pilot through a landing due to an emergency?

A totally inexperienced passenger of a Cessna 208 from the Bahamas successfully landed in Palm Beach on May 10, 2022 with guidance from a controller who is also a flight instructor. https://www.wpbf....
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When told "call sign only" in a frequency change, how to transmit it?

You always include the identifier of the addressee, so London Approach, Speedbird 211. This triggers the air traffic control officer, who may be mentally busy with something else, to listen. If the ...
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When told "call sign only" in a frequency change, how to transmit it?

You always start a communication with the intended receiver, so in this case it would be London Approach, BAW211. What the controller is telling BAW211 is that London Approach has the relevant details ...
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How do pilots/controllers deal with overlapping transmissions on the radio?

Most of the time there will be an identifiable fragment of one transmission that will allow the controller to say, "Aircraft at flight level three three zero say again." After that ...
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When an emergency happens, why do pilots need to stay on the current ATC frequency?

A pilot having an emergency is told to aviate, navigate, and communicate. Presumably the pilot has his/her hands full, and an unwarranted frequency change adds to the complexity. If you were flying ...
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When an emergency happens, why do pilots need to stay on the current ATC frequency?

Here is another possibility, almost the inverse of @StephenS's suggestion. (Note that Stephen's suggestion is very much correct as well; if you are already in contact with ATC on a "normal" ...
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