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On the Ground

ATIS

Listen to the ATIS before you call the tower.

 

Take note of the:

  • letter
  • QNH
  • runway
  • wind

 

Call when you are ready to taxi.

Do not enter the manoeuvring area until you have a clearance to enter.

The Manoeuvring area is

  • that part of an aerodrome to be used for the take-off and landing of aircraft and
  • for the surface movement of aircraft associated with take-off and landing;
  • but does not include areas set aside for loading, unloading, or maintenance of aircraft:

The manoeuvring area is defined on the Ground Movements chart as a "dash dot dot" line.

At the airfield you will see the dashed lines painted in pink.

 

VFR Departure Procedures

Departure procedures are used to reduce radio tranmissions.

eg.

Tower: "ABC, Make a Hunters Creek Departure"

ABC: "Make a Hunters Creek Departure, ABC"

Is a lot quicker and simpler to say than:

Tower: "ABC, Turn right after departure thence leave the CTR on track Hunters Creek 1500 feet or below."

 


 

Examples of Radio Calls

ZK-ABC

  • "Tauranga Tower, Cessna 152, ABC"

Tower

  • "ABC, Tauranga Tower"
 

ZK-ABC

  • "ABC
  • is at the aeroclub,
  • request a Hospital Departure,
  • off the grass/seal,
  • 2 POB,
  • Juliet 1007"

Tower

  • "ABC
  • Make a Hospital Departure,
  • Taxi to
    • holding point G
    • holding point F
    • holding point Whiskey One (W1), cross grass 16/34"
     

ZK-ABC

  • "Make a Hospital Departure,
  • Taxi to
    • holding point G
    • holding point F
    • holding point Whiskey One (W1), cross grass 16/34"
     
  • ABC"
 

(After you have completed your runups and are ready for takeoff)

ZK-ABC

  • "ABC Ready"

Tower

  • "ABC,
    • behind the cessna 152 on final, line up behind
    • after the departing cessna 152, line up behind
    • line up and wait Grass 07/25
    • Grass 07/25 cleared for takeoff