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"Acknowledged" means I heard you & understood what you said & I take responsibility for the information you just gave me. "Affirm" and its opposite, "negative," are answers to a yes/no question. They aren't really interchangeable, although Hollywood script writers are notorious for getting details like that wrong. An ...


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In the UK, the phraseology bible is CAP 413 and that does not list the term "Acknowledged" as standard phraseology at all. The phrase "ACKNOWLEDGE" can be used by the asker to: Let me know that you have received and understood this message. And is responded usually with: Acknowledgements of information should be signified by the use of ...


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Movies frequently get pilot language wrong, and this is no exception. Acknowledge is a command, not a response. ATC would instruct a pilot to acknowledge a transmission, and that is then acknowledged Affirmative is not the correct phraseology, pilots say Affirm only for yes. Negative means no, so affirmative is not said because it could be confused with ...


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With today's larger turbine engines, there's no "run up" as such except in icing conditions with temperatures below about 3 degrees Celsius. Under more normal conditions, both General Electric and Pratt & Whitney engines powering today's biggest jets need about 3 minutes and 5 minutes respectively, of no more than taxi thrust levels and oil ...


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