VFR operations in Class E and G airspace AIP ENR 1.1
Summary of reports and broadcasts – VFR aircraft in Classes E and G airspace
|Situation||FREQ to use||Remarks|
|For clearance into controlled airspace||ATC||Report|
|Before and on completion of overwater stage[alt]||ATS||Report (if requesting schedules)|
|CAR 166C requires a pilot to make a broadcast whenever it is reasonably necessary to do so to avoid a collision, or the risk of a collision with another aircraft in the vicinity of the aerodrome (see note 1)||CTAF||Broadcast – must include:
|The pilot intends to depart from the aerodrome (see note 1)[alt]||CTAF||Broadcast – Immediately before or during taxiing|
|The pilot intends to enter a runway (see note 1)||CTAF||Broadcast – Immediately before entering a runway|
|The pilot is inbound[alt]||CTAF||Broadcast – 10 nm from the aerodrome or earlier, commensurate with aeroplane performance and pilot workload, with an estimated time of arrival (ETA) for the aerodrome|
|The pilot is ready to join the circuit||CTAF||Broadcast – Immediately before joining the circuit|
|Pilot intends to make:||CTAF||Broadcast:
|The pilot intends to fly through the vicinity of, but not land at, a non-controlled aerodrome||CTAF||Broadcast – When the aircraft enters the vicinity of the aerodrome (as defined) (see note 3)|
|Instrument approach when:||CTAF||Broadcast|
- Carriage of radio, and being qualified to use it, are mandatory at non-controlled aerodromes published in ERSA as certified or military. However, CAR 166E allows, subject to compliance with specified procedures, for use of such aerodromes without a serviceable radio. See AIP ENR 1.1 and CAAP 166-01.
- Some distances above refer to the runway threshold and others to the aerodrome reference point (ARP). Pilots should be aware that a GNSS indication of 3 nm from an aerodrome may not be 3 nm to the runway threshold.
- An aircraft is in the vicinity of a non-controlled aerodrome if it is in airspace other than controlled airspace, within 10 nm of the aerodrome and at a height above the aerodrome that could result in conflict with operations at the aerodrome.