How to fill out your ATIS[PDF]
When arriving at an airport or before contacting the ground controller for a flight, pilots need to get the latest operational information like:
- Take-off and landing runway(s)
- Weather information (wind, cloud layers, temperature, …)
- Atmospheric pressure
- Transition altitude and transition level
- Other flight information
ATIS in IVAO
information CHARLIE recorded at 1806z
EDDM 111750Z 24018KT 9999 -RA FEW018 BKN036 07/05 Q1008 TEMPO 25020G30KT
ARR RWY 26L/R / DEP RWY 26L/R / TRL FL070 / TA 5000FT
CONFIRM ATIS INFO CHARLIE on initial contact
Fill an ATIS as air traffic controller
Controller must click the ATIS button on the top menu in order to configure his ATIS.
Fill ATIS window
After clicking the ATIS button, the following window appears.
As an air traffic controller, verify that the ATIS Active check box is selected.
- Zone 1 – ATC position: Fill this zone with the air traffic controller position name written on charts. If not known, the name can be the full name of the airport with the controlled position (e.g.: Dublin Approach). The ICAO airport code shall not be put in this zone.
- Zone 2 – Voice: With the connection in the IVAO network, the user has already selected a voice server if he wants to use the bidirectional communication with voice. The server automatically selected in this zone shall not be changed except when experiencing technical problems making it necessary to manually change the voice server.
- Zone 3 – METAR station: If a METAR is available at your airport, you must enter the ICAO airport code in this zone. If the airfield doesn’t have any METAR weather information, you can enter the closest METAR station ICAO code in this zone.
- Zone 4 – Take-off and landing: In this zone, enter the active runway number chosen by the tower controller or yourself if there is no tower controller connected. If there are multiple runways, you can write several runways on each zone. Note that there is a separate zone for take-off and landing runways. The active runway(s) must be changed when the weather conditions change such to warrant a change in runway(s).
- Zone 5 – Transition level: In this zone, enter the transition level. It is a flight level which can usually be calculated by the air traffic controller or can be taken from the chart. The transition level is calculated using the values of transition altitude and local QNH (air pressure value). It is the responsibility of the air traffic controller to adjust the transition level value when needed if the QNH changes.
- Zone 6 –Transition altitude: In this zone, enter the transition altitude. Usually, this transition altitude is published on IFR airport charts (e.g. TA 5000). When the altitude is not published, the default transition altitude is 3000ft AGL (above ground level).
- Zone 7 – Remarks: In this zone, the air traffic controller can enter all necessary parameters for any flight - for example: NOTAM, secondary airport information, closed runway.
Example of ATIS fully completed
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DATE OF SUBMISSION
- 00:15, 14 May 2021
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