Radar Contact Preview: Cleared to Land

runway1Here’s your challenge. Where does the Aeronautical Information Manual, or the J.O. 7110.65 (Air Traffic Control) specifically say you must receive a “cleared to land” from Tower before landing? I’ll have a complete discussion of the topic, including words from air traffic controllers in the next edition of the Radar Contact Show.

On a related note, what exactly does the clearance, “Make closed traffic” mean? Does it imply a clearance to land, or do you need a separate landing clearance to touch the runway? We’ll consider the possibilities in the next Radar Contact Show.

Is ATC Going to be Privatized?

Press Release 2/3/16

WASHINGTON, DC – Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) today introduced H.R. 4441, the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act, legislation that establishes an independent, not-for-profit corporation, outside of the federal government, to modernize and provide U.S. air traffic control (ATC) services.

In an upcoming Radar Contact Show we’ll talk about how this change, if it happens, may affect you.

See you soon.


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