TC’s Aeronautical Information Manual, (AIM) is getting more and more out of date. If it is not doing its job get rid of it! I find it depressing to constantly find inconsistencies in TC’s venerable, Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM). Aside from the fact that I was assured they would make section 4.5.2 Traffic Circuit Procedures — Uncontrolled Aerodromes, more adequately reflect the Canadian Air Regulations, that has not happened yet. My suggestion is to follow the regulations not the AIM!
Here is another example of TC’s lack of care. In the section describing how we are to talk on the radio, the newest AIM, and likely all previous editions, says in section 5.7 Use of Numbers,
“All numbers except whole thousands should be transmitted by pronouncing each digit separately.”
That is certainly how I was taught. Fair enough, but then why a few pages earlier in Section 4.5.6, Use of MF and ATF, does it give this example of correct usage,
Directed: FREDERICTON RADIO, THIS IS PIPER FOXTROT
X-RAY YANKEE ZULU BEACON INBOUND LANDING
Hey TC it’s “runway one eight”.
Come on Transport Canada, Canadians, hell pilots, expect and need better!