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36.65 Weather Avoidance
36.65.2 State the requirements for deviation off track for weather avoidance. AIP ENR
ENR 2.2 OTHER REGULATED AIRSPACE
1 SPECIAL PROCEDURES FOR IN-FLIGHT CONTINGENCIES IN THE AUCKLAND OCEANIC FIR
1.4 Weather Deviation Procedures
Note: The following procedures are intended for deviations around adverse meteorological conditions.
1.4.1 When weather deviation is required, the pilot should initiate communications with ATC via voice or CPDLC. A rapid response may be obtained by either:
- (a) stating “WEATHER DEVIATION REQUIRED” to indicate that priority is desired on the frequency and for ATC response; or
- (b) requesting a weather deviation using a CPDLC lateral downlink message.
1.4.2 When necessary, the pilot should initiate the communications using the urgency call “PAN PAN” (preferably spoken three times) or by using a CPDCL urgency downlink message.
1.4.3 The pilot shall inform ATC when weather deviation is no longer required, or when a weather deviation has been completed and the aircraft has returned to its cleared route.