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Flying lessions and speech issues

I haven’t taken lessons in probably 40 years steady, have done a lesson or two here and there. My problem is I have a speech problem, I stutter. How difficult will it be when I do solo for FBO’s or towers to understand me and how much of a problem will it be for them, me and other pilots?

There are study apps for pilot communications. I find that practice helps me overcome stress/stutter problems. Your instructor should be able to work you through what is required on a normal day and give you some help for unusual situations.

Check out this
https://www.aopa.org/training-and-safety/students/presolo/special/new-pilots-guide-to-atc-communication

Aviate, Navigate, Communicate, is the moto. The first two are more important than the last one. Remember that there are deaf pilots out there. The last one is not unimportant, it is just that the first two are more important.

“Say again” and “Unable” are your friends.

I saw that the latest FAA safety magazine has an article on communications.
https://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/

Thanks so much for your help