Effective communication is one of the tenants of safe flying, which means that radios play a key role in every cockpit. Often referred to as air band avionic radios, aviation radios come in 3 different types – ground station (obviously not meant for in-flight), panel mount and handheld.
This video explains the difference between the Icom IC-A25C Sport, Icom IC-A25C, and Icom IC-A25N Handheld Airband Radios. If you're considering purchasing an airband radio this will give you the information needed to make an informed decision pre-purchase.
Imagine the perfect IFR day. The ceiling is overcast at nine hundred feet and the winds are calm. The visibility is two miles, and these are the prevailing conditions for the entire day at your home field and destination. The opportunity for a single pilot instrument flight couldn’t be better. It’s time to go out and add some actual weather experience to that instrument rating you worked so hard to earn.