General RT references
CAP 413 - the primary reference for RT. Edition 23 A1 (2021)
CAA Safety Sense leaflet 22 - a good primer aimed at GA covering much of the syllabus. This is the 2023 version.
RT Discipline - Safety Sense leaflet. An interesting background read.
RT Reference Guide for Commercial and Air Transport pilots. Another interesting background read.
D&D Cell leaflet - A useful guide to what happens at the D&D Cell (London Centre).
An EASA guide to good RT practice. A pdf with embedded audio.
Pooley's EU Par-FCL PPL - Radiotelephony Communications Manual. Useful if you like reading books, but all the content is covered in the course
Pooley's EASA PPL (A) and (H) Communications Examination Preparation. Again, everything in here is covered in our course, but if you want the book...
Exams and Examiners
Current CAA list of FRTOL examiners - under Radio Telephony here [Currently unavailable, expected to be back end Jan 23]. New (May 23) -The CAA have published a new list of examiners, which can be found here. Andrew has also created a (smaller) map of examiners we know about, who are happy to do the glider related test, which you can find here. Note that prices vary, so you may wish to shop around.
The examiner will need to fill in SRG1171 which is here, so that's worth reading
And the examiner will report on the test using SRG2160, and you can see what' s mandatory on this form.
Test Guidance and crib sheet
Appendix A of the Guidance for FRTOL Practical Test Candidates contains a crib sheet that you will be able to use in the exam.
General flying references
The Skyway code. V4, published in November 2023 is a useful reference
SFCL regulations. If you want to know all the licensing detail. You want Annex III.
Other useful material
There's a useful app and website called G-UDRT which provides a number of scenarios for RT which might be useful for those who want more practice. It's very much power GA orientated, but it could be useful and isn't too expensive.
Applying for your FRTOL
The BGA has published guidance on how to apply for your FRTOL at the same time as your SPL. It can be found here.
Chula Rupasinha (London GC) and Andrew Watson (Cambridge GC) for their substantial input to the course materials and online course. Chris Marren (Lasham GC) particularly for input on the routes.
All the coaches who have given up their time to help.
Airspace for All for their facilitation of the original course materials.
V3 - published Nov 23 - minor changes to most parts