Was that for me, or someone else?

June, 19, 2019 by

According to a study by the Dutch National Research Laboratory (NLR):

NLR found that the contributory factors most often cited in communication problems involving similar call signs were related to human factors:
(a) controller accent (34%);
(b) controller speech rate (28%);
(c) pilot distraction (25%); (d) pilot expectation (22%); (e) pilot fatigue (20%).

If someone has a similar callsign as you, pay attention and be mindful.

Kyle Boas is the Founder of the IFATC Education Group. He is an IFATC Supervisor and Infinite Flight Appeals team member. โ€” More