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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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