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Task: Joining the Circuit


To determine that the candidate; 

(a) Completes the pre joining checks in accordance with the checklist and records the latest ATIS information where appropriate.

(b) Obtains the necessary ATS clearances where appropriate.

(c) Carries out the nominated circuit joining procedure in accordance with the recommended procedure or ATS requirements where appropriate.

(d) Demonstrates an acceptable level of situational awareness.


The examiner/instructor will; 

(a) Ask the candidate to demonstrate a standard overhead circuit joining procedure or alternative joining procedure and determine that the candidate’s performance meets the objective.

(b) Place emphasis on the candidate’s compliance with circuit joining procedures and ATS clearances (if applicable). (c) Place emphasis on the candidate’s level of situational awareness.