Proper communication is the backbone of a safe flying experience. Every year, dozens of accidents are caused by poor communication between pilots, air traffic control (ATC) and ground control. By staying in constant communication with ATC and other pilots, it's possible to improve one's situational awareness.
While cockpit aviation radio systems are designed to be very durable, they may fail under certain rare conditions. To avoid a potential break in communications, professional and recreational pilots should carry a portable aircraft radio as a backup. Since a portable pilot radio is powered by batteries, it can be a great way to get assistance in the event of an electrical failure.
Pilot Mall offers a wide variety of portable transceivers, airband scanners, antennas and other accessories. In addition, Pilot Mall offers base station transceivers. With a base station receiver, an FBO or flight school can remain in constant contact with all aircraft. A base station receiver can also be a great choice for a personal hangar, skydiving schools, firefighters, law enforcement and many other groups.