If the weather is IFR, at least there shouldn’t be any traffic in the pattern. Other ways… there’s the National Clearance delivery through AFSS – 888-766-8267. This number should be programmed in every instrument pilot’s cell phone.
What is an IFR clearance?
IFR flights in controlled airspace require an ATC clearance for each part of the flight. A clearance always specifies a clearance limit, which is the farthest the aircraft can fly without a new clearance.
How do I get an IFR clearance?
When you’re on the ground at a non-towered airport, you have three primary options to get your clearance: call flight service, call Center or Approach Control directly, or use a clearance delivery phone number.
How do I contact FSS in the air?
Flight Service stations are serviced a single phone number throughout the continental United States: 1-800- WX-BRIEF. Use this phone number to access any of the services that an FSS provides.
What is an ATC clearance?
A clearance issued by ATC is predicated on known traffic and known physical airport conditions. An ATC clearance means an authorization by ATC, for the purpose of preventing collision between known aircraft, for an aircraft to proceed under specified conditions within controlled airspace.
What does squawk 7000 mean?
7000. ICAO. VFR standard squawk code when no other code has been assigned. US.
Is IFR safer than VFR?
IFR flying is astronomically more challenging than is VFR flying, but those pilots who achieve this distinction are invariably better and safer pilots, both when flying IFR and when flying VFR. Aviating under IFR, a pilot is authorized to fly into clouds in what is called zero visibility.
How long is an IFR clearance good for?
Usually two hours. But you can give ground or clearance a call and extend it. Two hours is the normal lifetime of a flight plan in the Flight Data Processing computer. Two hours from the proposed departure time, but that’s not the lifetime of a delivered clearance.
What is the clearance limit?
Formally, a clearance limit is the fix, point, or location to which an aircraft is cleared when issued an air traffic clearance. The clearance issued prior to departure normally authorizes flight to the airport of intended landing.
Is Flight Watch still active?
Traditionally the En Route Flight Advisory Service (EFAS)—Flight Watch—has been available anywhere in the U.S. on 122.0. The FAA will discontinue using 122.0 for both Flight Watch and Hi-Watch and make those services available on 122.2 and all remote communications outlet frequencies.
Who do you contact for flight following?
2 Answers. When you request flight following generally you contact the facility (either approach or center) responsible for the airspace you’re in, so your real question is “How the heck do I know whose airspace I’m in?!” The answer can usually be found on the charts, or in other FAA publications.
How do I talk to FSS over VOR?
First, tune your Com radio to 122.1. Then tune the Nav radio to the VOR you wish to use. Select both the Nav and the Com audio through your audio panel. You may also have to select voice on your Nav radio.
What do pilots say when landing?
Thank you.” To indicate the landing clearance or final approach, the Captain will either make the following announcement and/or blink the No Smoking sign. “Flight attendants, prepare for landing please.” “Cabin crew, please take your seats for landing.”
How do pilots talk to ATC?
The most common form of communication in aviation, very high frequency (VHF) radio calls are what we use for around 95% of our communications with ATC. In simplified terms, the transmitting station sends a signal that travels in a straight line and is picked up by the receiving station.
What frequency do pilots use?
If you wish to talk to the pilot of another airplane, use the air-to-air frequency of 122.75 MHz. It is not considered good etiquette to fill other frequencies with pilot-to-pilot chats. VOR frequencies are between 108.0 and 117.975 MHz, immediately below aviation communication frequencies beginning at 118.0.