Oceanic flight Phraseology Example[PDF]

Information

In this document, we use the following convention:

  • IFR Pilot call sign is SAU1234.
  • This is a flight from Paris Charles de Gaulle (LFPG) to New-York JFK (KJFK).
  • The sign Icon VFR.png/Icon IFR.png before the text means: this is the aircraft pilot transmission. (Icon VFR.png for VFR, Icon IFR.png for IFR)
  • The sign Icon heli.png before the text means: this is the helicopter pilot transmission.
  • The sign Icon follow-me.png before the text means: this is the follow me car transmission.
  • The sign Icon ATC.png before the text means: this is the air traffic controller unit (ATC unit) transmission.


The ATC is the one that may start using the short call sign. Only thereafter the pilot shall use it as well.

Reminder: An oceanic airspace has no radar coverage, pilots must report their positions to ATC in order to ensure separations.

Oceanic Clearance

Complete clearance request via voice

Via North Alantic Track (NAT):

Icon IFR.png Shanwick Radio, SAU1234, hello
Icon ATC.png SAU1234, Shanwick pass your message
Icon IFR.png SAU1234, Request Oceanic clearance to New York JFK via track B, FL380, M0.84, estimating RESNO at 1200z, TMI 045, SELCAL EP-AM
Icon ATC.png SAU1234, standby
(after a while)
Icon ATC.png SAU1234, Shanwick I have your clearance, report ready to copy
Icon IFR.png Ready to copy, SAU1234
Icon ATC.png SAU1234, cleared to New York JFK via track B, FL380, FL0.84, cross RESNO no later than 1203z, SELCAL EP-AM
Icon IFR.png Cleared to New York JFK via track B, FL380, FL0.84, cross RESNO no later than 1203z, SAU1234
Icon ATC.png SAU1234, read back is correct, you can return to your previous frequency and report passing RESNO on Shanwick Radio 126.900 Megahertz
Icon IFR.png Returning to our previous frequency and will report passing RESNO on Shanwick Radio 126.900 Megahertz, SAU1234

Via random routing:

Icon IFR.png Shanwick Radio, SAU1234, hello
Icon ATC.png SAU1234, Shanwick pass your message
Icon IFR.png SAU1234, Request Oceanic to New York JFK via random routing RESNO 61N020W 62N030W 63N040W 63N050W KETLA, FL380, M0.84, estimating RESNO at 1200z
Icon ATC.png Roger standby
(after a while)
Icon ATC.png SAU1234, Shanwick I have your clearance, report ready to copy
Icon IFR.png Ready to copy, SAU1234
Icon ATC.png SAU1234, cleared to New York JFK via random routing RESNO 61N020W 62N030W 63N040W 63N050W KETLA, FL380, M0.84, cross RESNO no later than 1203z
Icon IFR.png Cleared to New York JFK via random routing RESNO 61N020W 62N030W 63N040W 63N050W KETLA, FL380, M0.84, cross RESNO no later than 1203z, SAU1234
Icon ATC.png SAU1234, read back is correct, you can return to your previous frequency and report passing RESNO on Shanwick Radio 126.900 Megahertz
Icon IFR.png Returning to our previous frequency and will report passing RESNO on Shanwick Radio 126.900 Megahertz, SAU1234

Datalink clearance read back

Pilots can request their clearances via Datalink, and use the frequency for read back only:

Icon IFR.png Shanwick Radio, SAU1234, datalink read back
Icon ATC.png SAU1234, Shanwick pass your message
Icon IFR.png Clearance number 1003, estimating RESNO at 1200z, TMI 045
Icon ATC.png SAU1234, read back is correct, you can return to your previous frequency and report passing RESNO on Shanwick Radio 126.900 Megahertz
Icon IFR.png Returning to our previous frequency and will report passing RESNO on Shanwick Radio 126.900 Megahertz, SAU1234

SELCAL Check

Usually at first position report, aircraft can request a SELCAL check, in order to check the accuracy of the system:

Icon IFR.png SAU1234, request SELCAL check EP-AM
Icon ATC.png SAU1234, Roger
(if the pilot receives the SELCAL)
Icon IFR.png SELCAL check received, SAU1234

If the SELCAL check is negative, pilot and ATC may try again or declare SELCAL inoperative and monitor the frequency.

En-route oceanic

ETA Change

If ETA for a point changes by more than 3 minutes, pilot must advise ATC of his new ETA:

Icon IFR.png Shanwick Radio, SAU1234
Icon ATC.png SAU1234, Shanwick pass your message
Icon IFR.png New ETA on RESNO, 1205z, SAU1234
Icon ATC.png SAU1234, estimating RESNO at 1205z
Icon IFR.png Correct, SAU1234

Position report

Icon IFR.png Shanwick Radio, SAU1234, position report
Icon ATC.png SAU1234, pass your message
Icon IFR.png SAU1234, passed RESNO at 1205z, FL380, M0.84, estimating 61N020W at 1231z, next is 62N030W
Icon ATC.png SAU1234, passed RESNO at 1205z, FL380, M0.84, estimating 61N020W at 1231z, next is 62N030W
Icon IFR.png Read back is correct, SAU1234

Oceanic hand off

Icon ATC.png SAU1234, report passing 60N030W on Gander Radio 122.370 Megahertz
Icon IFR.png Report passing 60N030W on Gander Radio 122.370 Megahertz, SAU1234

Domestic hand off

Icon IFR.png Gander radio, SAU1234 position report
Icon ATC.png SAU1234, Gander pass your message
Icon IFR.png SAU1234, passed KETLA at 1439z, FL830, M0.84, next is domestic
Icon ATC.png SAU1234, you've passed KETLA at 1439z, FL830, M0.84, contact Gander Center on 124.170 Megahertz
Icon IFR.png Read back is correct, contact Gander Center on 124.170 Megahertz, SAU1234


See also

  • None

Reference

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Author

  • VID 450012 - Creation

DATE OF SUBMISSION

  • 22:19, 15 November 2019

COPYRIGHT

  • This documentation is copyrighted as part of the intellectual property of the International Virtual Aviation Organisation.

DISCLAIMER

  • The content of this documentation is intended for aviation simulation only and must not be used for real aviation operations.