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18 III. Airport and Seaplane Base Operations Task A. Communications and Light Signals References 14 CFR part 91; FAA-H-8083-2, FAA-H-8083-25; AIM Objective To determine that the applicant exhibits satisfactory knowledge, risk management, and skills associated with normal and emergency radio communications and ATC light signals to conduct radio communications safely while operating the aircraft. Knowledge The applicant demonstrates understanding of: CA.III.A.K1 How to obtain proper radio frequencies. CA.III.A.K2 Proper radio communication procedures and ATC phraseology. CA.III.A.K3 ATC light signal recognition. CA.III.A.K4 Appropriate use of transponders. CA.III.A.K5 Lost communication procedures. CA.III.A.K6 Equipment issues that could cause loss of communication. CA.III.A.K7 Radar assistance. CA.III.A.K8 National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) accident/incident reporting. Risk Management The applicant demonstrates the ability to identify, assess and mitigate risks, encompassing: CA.III.A.R1 Poor communication. CA.III.A.R2 Failure to recognize and declare an emergency. CA.III.A.R3 Confirmation or expectation bias. Skills The applicant demonstrates the ability to: CA.III.A.S1 Select appropriate frequencies. CA.III.A.S2 Transmit using phraseology and procedures as specified in the AIM. CA.III.A.S3 Acknowledge radio communications and comply with instructions.

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