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Aerodrome Terminal Information Service (ATIS) reports are aerodrome take-off and landing reports provided by Air Traffic Services on discrete frequencies at most attended aerodromes.
ATIS reports include runway in use, wind direction in degrees magnetic, wind speed in knots, visibility, including significant directional variations (if available RVR will be used when visibility is less than 1500), present weather (if significant), low cloud (if significant) (cloud height/base in feet above aerodrome level), temperature, dew point and QNH.
Additional items will also be included when available, such as reported turbulence; and reported or forecast wind at 2000 ft.
ATIS reports are for preflight and inflight use and are available from:
- ATIS broadcast
Example of an ATIS Report
ATIS NZAA P 0020
APCH: ILS DME
RWY: 23 LEFT
RWY COND: DRY
OPR INFO: TWY A 8 CLSD.
VIS: 20 KM
CLD: SCT 3900 FT
TEMPERATURE: 25 DEW POINT: 15
QNH: 1016 HPA
SIGWX: COND SUITABLE FOR A VISUAL APCH.
2000 FT WIND: REP VRB/03KT
ON FIRST CTC WITH NZAA ATC NOTIFY RCPT OF P.