Tower Clearances

Radar Contact #7 Hold Your Horses Parts

Learning a Foreign Language. Hold Your Horses, Part 1–What a controller wants to hear after telling you to hold short. Hold Your Horses, Part 2—What a controller wants to hear you say when you enter a holding pattern. Forumania, Not! Question of the Week: Braking Advisories. . . More like breaking your neck advisories. Answer …

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Radar Contact #5 Mixing it Up with Fighters in the Pattern

Today’s topics: How to Mix it Up with Fighter Jets in the Airport Traffic Pattern New ATC Insider’s Website Coming to a Web Browser Near You New Interviews with Air Traffic Controllers I Will Come Speak to Your Class or Flying Club (Because My Plate isn’t Full Enough.) Details below. New Smaller Units of the …

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How to Request Takeoff Clearance

When you are ready to depart the airport, how do you request a takeoff clearance? Here is what the Aeronautical Information Manual has to say about requesting a takeoff clearance: 4−3−14. Communications a. Pilots of departing aircraft should communicate with the control tower on the appropriate ground control/clearance delivery frequency prior to starting engines to …

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