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Meteorological information

AIP GEN 3.4

Circumstance Phraseology
KEY

Pilot transmission

Unique to Australia (ICAO Silent)

Military specific

1 Meteorological conditions
(a) [Threshold] wind (number) degrees (number) knots
(b) Wind at (height/altitude/flight level) (number)
degrees (number) knots
(c) Wind at up-wind end (number) degrees (number)
knots
(d) Visibility (distance) (direction)
(e) Runway visual range (RVR) or runway visibility (RV)
[runway (number)] (distance) (for RV assessments –
assessed at time (minutes))
(f) Present weather (details)
(g) Cloud (amount, [type] and height of base) (or sky
clear)
(h) Cavok (pronounced cav-oh-kay)
(i) Temperature [minus] (number) (and/or dewpoint
[minus] (number))
(j) QNH (number) [units]
(k) Moderate (or severe) icing (or turbulence) [in cloud]
(area)
Unless responding to a request for
turbulence or icing information
(l) Report flight conditions
(m) IMC (or VMC)

Reports and information AIP GEN 3.4

Circumstance Phraseology
KEY

Pilot transmission

Unique to Australia (ICAO Silent)

Military specific

1 Position reporting note: Phrases for use in enroute position and MET reports are listed in GEN 3.4. (a) Next report at (significant point)
2 Additional reports (a) Report passing (significant point)
To request a report at a specified place
or distance
(b) Report [GNSS] (distance) from (name of DME station)
DME (or reference point)
(c) Report passing (three digits) radial (name of VOR)
VOR
To request a report of present position (d) Report distance from (significant point)
(e) Report distance from (name of DME station) DME
When descending a non-DME equipped
aircraft to LSALT above CTA steps
(f) Report passing control area steps for further
descent
The pilot will give this only when satisfied
that the CTA steps have been passed,
allowing for navigational tolerances
(g) Inside (distance of a CTA step as shown on ERC)
miles
3 Aerodrome information (a) Runway (number) (condition)
(b) Landing surface (condition)
(c) Caution (work in progress) (obstruction) (position
and any necessary advice)
(d) Breaking action reported by (aircraft type) at (time)
good (or medium, or poor)
(e) Runway (or taxiway) wet (or damp, water patches,
flooded (depth)]
4 Information to aircraft (a) Caution:
Wake turbulence (i) wake turbulence
Jet blast on apron or taxiway (ii) jet blast
Propeller-driven aircraft slipstream (iii) slipstream
Helicopter downwash (iv) downwash
5 Pilot initiated waiver or wake
turbulence separation standards
(a) Accept waiver
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