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Approach and area control

Approach and area control services AIP GEN 3.4

Circumstance Phraseology
KEY

Pilot transmission

Unique to Australia (ICAO Silent)

Military specific

1 Departure instructions (a) Track (three digits) degrees [magnetic] to (or from) (significant point) [until (time) (or reaching) (fix or significant point or level)]
2 Approach instructions (a) Cleared DME (or GPS) arrival [sector (identifying letter of the sector)]
(b) Request [straight-in] (chart title) approach]
(c) Cleared straight-in (chart title) approach [followed by circling to runway (number)]
(d) Commence approach at (time)
Where a temporary level restriction is to be imposed* (e) Track via (chart title) approach not below (level)
Pilot to advise when able to conduct a visual approach (f) Report visual
(g) Report runway [lights] in sight
(h) Report (significant point) [outbound or inbound]
Visual approach by night (i) When established (position) cleared for visual approach
3 Holding instructions
Visual (a) Hold visual [over] (position)
Published holding procedure over a waypoint, facility or fix (b) Hold at (waypoint, facility or fix) (level) expect approach (or further clearance) at (time)
When pilot requires an oral description of holding procedures based on a facility (c) Request holding instructions
(d) Hold at (waypoint, facility or fix) (callsign and frequency, if necessary) (level) inbound track (three digits) degrees right (or left-hand) pattern, outbound time (number) minutes (additional instructions, if necessary)
(e) Hold on the (three digits) radial of the (name) VOR/TACAN (callsign and frequency, if necessary) at (distance) and (or between (distance) and (distance) DME) (level) inbound track (three digits) degrees right (or left) hand pattern (additional instructions, if necessary)
4 Expected approach time (a) No delays expected
(b) Expected approach time (time)

*Application to civilian aircraft only during practice approaches in VMC, and to military aircraft

Vicinity of the aerodrome – visual identification AIP GEN 3.4

Circumstance Phraseology
KEY

Pilot transmission

Unique to Australia (ICAO Silent)

Military specific

1 Identification of aircraft (a) Show landing light
2 Acknowledgment by visual means (a) Acknowledge by moving ailerons (or rudder)
(b) Acknowledge by rocking wings
(c) Acknowledge by flashing landing lights

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