VFR flight Phraseology Example[PDF]

Information

In this document, we use the following convention:

  • VFR Pilot call sign is F-GLRA.
  • This is a VFR flight from Jersey (EGJJ) to Rennes (LFRN).
  • 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.

VFR departure

VFR Initial Clearance

Outbound flight with no restrictions:

Icon VFR.png F-GLRA, Cessna C172, at the general aviation apron, with information Delta, request taxi for VFR flight destination Rennes
Icon ATC.pngF-RA, squawk 7006, taxi holding point runway 08 via taxiway Alpha
Icon VFR.png Squawk 7006, taxiing holding point runway 08 via taxiway Alpha, F-RA

Outbound flight with a VFR departure published:

Icon VFR.png F-GLRA, Cessna C172, at the general aviation apron, with information Delta, request taxi for VFR flight destination Rennes
Icon ATC.png F-RA, exit via SE3 departure, squawk 7006, taxi holding point runway 08 via taxiway Alpha
Icon VFR.png Exit via SE3 departure, squawk 7006, taxiing holding point runway 08 via taxiway Alpha, F-RA

Flight for aerodrome circuit pattern :

Icon VFR.png F-RA, Cessna C172, at the general aviation apron, with information Delta, request taxi for circuit patterns
Icon ATC.png F-RA, squawk 7006, taxi holding point runway 08 via taxiway Alpha
Icon VFR.png Squawk 7006, taxiing holding point runway 08 via taxiway Alpha, F-RA

ATC can give the circuit parameters in the clearance :

Icon ATC.pngF-RA, right hand pattern, 1400 feet, squawk 7006, taxi holding point runway 08
Icon VFR.png Right hand pattern, 1400 feet, squawk 7006, taxi holding point runway 08, F-RA

VFR Take off

When the VFR pilot approaches the holding point of the active runway:

Icon VFR.png Holding point runway 08, ready for departure F-RA
Icon ATC.png F-RA, contact Jersey Tower, 121,6
Icon VFR.png Contacting Jersey Tower on 118.3 F-RA

Take-off after a line up :

Icon VFR.png F-RA, Jersey Tower, holding point runway 08, ready for departure
Icon ATC.pngF-RA, line-up runway 08 and wait.
Icon VFR.png Line-up runway 08 and wait, F-RA
(after a moment)
Icon ATC.png F-RA runway 08, cleared for take-off, wind 110 degrees 8 knots
Icon VFR.png Runway 08, cleared for take-off, F-RA

Direct take-off with a report over VFR point:

Icon VFR.png F-RA, Jersey Tower, holding point runway 08, ready for departure
Icon ATC.png F-RA, report over SE, runway 08, cleared for take-off, wind 110 degrees 8 knots
Icon VFR.png Runway 08, cleared for take-off, report over SE, F-RA

Direct take-off with a report in circuit pattern:

Icon VFR.png F-RA, Jersey Tower, holding point runway 08, ready for departure
Icon ATC.png F-RA, report left hand downwind, runway 08, cleared for take-off, wind 110 degrees 8 knots
Icon VFR.png Runway 08, cleared for take-off, report left hand downwind, F-RA

Direct take-off with a report over airfield for an exercise:

Icon VFR.png F-RA, Jersey Tower, holding point runway 08, ready for departure
Icon ATC.png F-RA, report over airfield altitude 2000ft, runway 08, cleared for take-off, wind 110 degrees 8 knots
Icon VFR.png Runway 08, cleared for take-off, report over airfield altitude 2000ft, F-RA

VFR Cruise

VFR Initial climb

When leaving the sector :

Icon VFR.png F-RA, passing the control boundary
Icon ATC.png F-RA, Contact Jersey Information 125.525
Icon VFR.png Contacting Jersey Information, 125.525, F-RA

Or on IVAO:

Icon VFR.png F-RA, passing the control boundary
Icon ATC.png F-RA, Frequency change approved, monitor UNICOM 122.8
Icon VFR.png Unicom 122.8, F-RA

Special VFR will be cleared to leave the control zone in accordance with established procedures:

Icon ATC.png F-RA, Leave control zone special VFR via route Whiskey, 3000 feet or below, report W1
Icon VFR.png Leave control zone special VFR, via route Whiskey, 3000ft or below, will report W1, F-RA
(When reaching W1)
Icon VFR.png Reaching W1, F-RA,
Icon ATC.png F-RA, Contact Jersey Information 125.525
Icon VFR.png Contacting Jersey Information, 125.525, F-RA

VFR Altitude

Level change:

Icon ATC.png F-RA, climb altitude 2000 feet
Icon VFR.png Climbing altitude 2000 feet, F-RA

Reported flight level requested by ATC:

Icon ATC.png F-RA, report passing 1500 feet
Icon VFR.png Will report passing 1500 feet, F-RA
(after some time)
Icon VFR.png F-RA, passing 1500 feet

Level change using conditional clearance:

Icon ATC.png F-RA, after passing JSY VOR, climb altitude 3000 feet
Icon VFR.png After passing JSY VOR, climbing altitude 3000 feet, F-RA

Once having been given an instruction to climb or descend, a further overriding instruction may be given to a pilot:

Icon ATC.png F-RA, continue climb to altitude 4000 feet
Icon VFR.png Climbing to altitude 4000 feet, F-RA

Usually at first contact in cruise, ATC can request pilot to maintain current altitude:

Icon ATC.png F-RA, maintain altitude 4000 feet
Icon VFR.png Maintaining altitude 4000 feet, F-RA

Occasionally, for traffic reasons, a higher than normal rate of descent (or climb) may be required in order to free the higher flight level left:

Icon ATC.png F-RA, expedite descent to altitude 1000 feet
Icon VFR.png Expediting descent to altitude 1000 feet, F-RA

As a pilot if you are unable to follow the expedite clearance you shall report that to ATC:

Icon VFR.png Unable to expedite, F-RA

Once having been given an instruction to climb or descend, a further overriding instruction may be given to a pilot:

Icon ATC.png F-RA, Stop descent altitude 2000 feet
Icon VFR.png Stop descent altitude 2000 feet, F-RA

VFR Transit

The aircraft has now been transferred to Dinard Tower to transit via the class D CTR:

Icon VFR.png Dinard Tower, F-GLRA, a Cessna C172 from Jersey to Rennes, Mike information, 2000ft, 1 minute over SE, requesting to transit via SE
Icon ATC.png F-RA, transit approved altitude 2000 feet via SE, SA, over airfield then WA, report over airfield
Icon VFR.png Will transit at altitude 2000 feet via SE, SA, over airfield, WA, and will report over airfield, F-RA

When pilot is over airfield:

Icon VFR.png Over airfield, F-RA
Icon ATC.png F-RA, traffic Cessna 208 at 1 o’clock 1 miles from left to right 1400feet, report WA
Icon VFR.png Cessna 208 in sight, will report over WA, F-RA

VFR Arrival

VFR Arrival in terminal area (APP)

Icon VFR.png Rennes approach, F-GLRA
Icon ATC.png F-GLRA, Rennes approach, hello
Icon VFR.png F-GLRA, C172 VFR from Jersey to Rennes, 2000ft, over NW, information Golf
Icon ATC.png F-RA, cleared to Rennes VFR QNH 1012, traffic southbound Cherokee 2000 feet, 4 miles, 2 o’clock
Icon VFR.png Cleared to Rennes VFR QNH 1012, traffic in sight, F-RA
Icon ATC.png F-RA, report airport in sight
Icon VFR.png Will report airport in sight, F-RA
(after a while)
Icon VFR.png F-RA, airport in sight
Icon ATC.png F-RA, contact Rennes Tower 118.5
Icon VFR.png Contacting Rennes Tower on 118.5, F-RA

VFR Arrival in aerodrome circuit (TWR)

Join VFR point from another at the request of ATC:

Icon VFR.png Rennes Tower, F-GLRA Cessna C172, over NW, 2000 feet, information Golf, for landing
Icon ATC.png F-RA, report over N
Icon VFR.png Will report over N, F-RA

Join aerodrome circuit from VFR entry point:

Icon VFR.png Rennes Tower, F-GLRA, over N
Icon ATC.png F-RA, join right hand downwind runway 28, wind 330 degrees 10knots, QNH 1012
Icon VFR.png Will join right hand downwind runway 28 QNH 1012, F-RA

VFR straight-in approach:

Icon VFR.png Rennes Tower, F-GLRA Cessna C172, over NW, 2000 feet, information Golf, for landing
Icon ATC.png F-RA, make straight-in approach runway 28, wind 330 degree 10 knots, QNH 1012
Icon VFR.png Will make straight-in runway 28 QNH 1012, F-RA

VFR in aerodrome circuit

Join final from end of downwind:

Icon VFR.png End of Downwind runway 28, F-RA
Icon ATC.png F-RA, report on final runway 28, number 1
Icon VFR.png Will report on final runway 28, number 1, F- RA

Traffic information when performing pattern:

Icon VFR.png Downwind runway 28, F-RA
Icon ATC.png F-RA, number 2, behind Cessna 172 on right hand base leg, report end of downwind runway 28
Icon VFR.png Number 2, Cessna 172 in sight, will report end of downwind runway 28

Traffic information with integration number and final report:

Icon VFR.png Downwind runway 28, F-RA
Icon ATC.png F-RA, number 2, follow Cherokee on base
Icon VFR.png Number 2, traffic in sight, F-RA
Icon ATC.png F-RA, report final runway 28

Traffic information with incoming traffic on final:

Icon VFR.png Downwind runway 28, F-RA
Icon ATC.png F-RA, B737 4NM final runway 28, report in sight
Icon VFR.png B737 in sight, F-RA
Icon ATC.png F-RA, number 2, behind B737, report on final runway 28
Icon VFR.png Number 2, behind 737, will report end of downwind runway 28

In case of effluence or runway occupation, ATC can request pilot to extend his downwind:

Icon VFR.png Downwind runway 28, F-RA
Icon ATC.png F-RA, extend downwind, number 2, follow Cherokee 4 miles final runway 28
Icon VFR.png Will extend downwind, number 2, Cherokee in sight, F-RA
Icon ATC.png F-RA, report final runway 28
Icon VFR.png Will report final runway 28, F-RA

ATC can also issue a holding clearance (orbit in VFR):

Icon ATC.png F-RA, orbit right due traffic on the runway
Icon VFR.png Orbiting right, F-RA

VFR Landing

Full stop landing:

Icon VFR.png Final runway 28, F-RA
Icon ATC.png F-RA, Runway 28, cleared to land, wind 270 degrees, 10 knots
Icon VFR.png Cleared to land Runway 28 F-RA

Touch and go:

Icon VFR.png Final runway 28 for touch and go, F-RA
Icon ATC.png F-RA, Runway 28, cleared touch and go, wind 270 degrees, 10 knots
Icon VFR.png Cleared touch and go runway 28 F-RA

Low pass:

Icon VFR.png Final runway 28 for a low pass, F-RA
Icon ATC.png F-RA, Runway 28, cleared low pass, wind 270 degrees, 10 knots
Icon VFR.png Cleared low pass runway 28 F-RA

Stop and go:

Icon VFR.png Final runway 28 for stop and go, F-RA
Icon ATC.png F-RA, Runway 28, cleared stop and go, wind 270 degrees, 10 knots
Icon VFR.png Cleared to land runway 28 F-RA
After the traffic is immobilized on the runway: Icon ATC.png F-RA, report ready for departure
Icon VFR.png Will report ready for departure, F-RA

VFR Go around procedure

ATC requests a go around:

Icon ATC.png F-RA, go around runway 28, wind 270 degrees 10 knots, aircraft on the runway
Icon VFR.png Going around runway 28 F-RA

Pilot performs a go around:

Icon VFR.png Going around, F-RA
Icon ATC.png F-RA, Roger, wind 270 degrees, 10 knots, report downwind
Icon VFR.png Will report downwind, F-RA

After landing

Hand-Off with Ground Controller:

Icon VFR.png Runway 28 vacated, F-RA
Icon ATC.png Contact Rennes Ground, 121.725
Icon VFR.png Contacting Rennes Ground, 121.725

After vacating, the pilot in command shall ask a taxi clearance to continue:

Icon VFR.png Rennes Ground, runway 28 vacated on Delta, F-RA
Icon ATC.png F-RA, taxi to general aviation apron
Icon VFR.png Taxiing to general aviation apron, F-RA

Usually, the VFR pilot monitors the ATC frequency during taxi and quit. If the pilot wants to give an acknowledgement to ATC, just do it like this:

Icon VFR.pngRennes Ground, leaving frequency, F-RA
Icon ATC.pngF-RA, good day


See also

Reference

  • None

Author

  • VID 450012 - Creation

DATE OF SUBMISSION

  • 20:44, 15 November 2019

COPYRIGHT

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DISCLAIMER

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