With the RTW being an excellent chance for experienced sim pilots or RW pilots to give advice and tips to others on real world techniques, it would be good for us to open a thread on voice comms to help make us sound more professional when usig Teamspeak. N.b. These phrases may be different across the world...
I'll start on the commonly misused phrase "Roger"
As used in UK (and I suspect world) radio speak, Roger is not used in real world aviation voice comms. If you use it, you will stand out as inexperienced.
[ul][li]How to answer a question in the positive:
ATC - "G-MA, are you visual with the field?"
Pilot (G-PSMA) - "Affirm"
[li]How to acknowledge that you have received and understood a transmission:
Read back your callsign or abbreviated callsign, in some cases such as where you've received clearances, runway headings or QNH readings you must read back the entire message.
ATC - "G-MA, traffic 3 miles, 12 o'clock"
Pilot - "G-MA" (N.B. not roger nor even the commonly used "copy the traffic")
[/ul]As mentioned, the above is UK radio usage, please feel free to add your world knowledge to this thread.