This document has been created as a guide to military phraseology when flying in the UK airspace on IVAO.
The guide will cover the basic phraseology used by ATC and pilot from start up through to landing both for IFR and VFR.
This guide is by no way meant to be fully comprehensive but should allow a pilot and ATC to be able to learn the minimum required phraseology for military flight within the UK.
There is a difference between military and civilian right at the start. You would normally receive your clearance whilst taxiing rather than on the apron. You will also generally be positioned without need for push back but if required you can request this.
|BRIZE GROUND. ASCOT 3517 REQUEST START||ASCOT 3517 START, RUNWAY 26, QFE 1013 OUTSIDE AIR PLUS 2, SURFACE WIND 260 AT 3 KNOTS, REQUEST POB|
|START RUNWAY 26, QFE 1013, 5 POB, ASCOT 3517|
|BRIZE GROUND. ASCOT 3517 REQUEST TAXI||ASCOT 3517 TAXI FOR RUNWAY 26, VIA ECHO, QFE 1013|
|TAXI FOR RUNWAY 26, VIA ECHO, 1013 SET, ASCOT 3517|
As described earlier generally the clearance will given while the aircraft is taxiing.
|ASCOT 3517 HAVE YOUR CLEARANCE|
|ASCOT 3517 GO AHEAD||ASCOT 3517 CLEARED TO ENTER CAS AT DAVENTRY, FLIGHT LEVEL 80, SQUAWK 2256|
|CLEARED TO ENTER CASAT DAVENTRY, FLIGHT LEVEL 80, SQUAWK 2256,ASCOT 3517|
For VFR climb out details are given rather than an actual clearance.
|ASCOT 3517 GLOUCESTER QNH 1013 TRANSITION LEVEL 60, REQUEST CLIMB OUT DETAILS|
|DETAILS COPIED, REQUEST (this can vary. You state your intentions at this point),ASCOT 3517||ASCOT 3517 ROGER, REPORT AT THE HOLD AND READY FOR DEPARTURE.|
|BRIZE NORTON TOWER ASCOT 3517 FULLY READY FOR DEPARTURE||ASCOT 3517 CLEAR FOR TAKE OFF, SURFACE WIND 230 DEGREES 2 KNOTS|
|CLEAR FOR TAKE OFF RUNWAY 26, ASCOT 3517|
|ASCOT 3517 AIRBORNE (this is to be called at 500ft)|
Joining the Circuit
The visual circuit will be left handed unless otherwise specified.
The military circuit is an oval shaped circuit and differs from the normal civilian one. Civilian traffic at a military airfield would generally be expected to carry out a standard overhead join but they may also fly the military circuit but it is advised this is practised beforehand as it is not so easy to fly accurately.
From 3-5 mins from the airport
|BRIZE NORTON TOWER, ASCOT 3517, 10 MILES WEST, REQUEST INITIAL FOR RUNWAY 26, INFORMATION ZULU||ASCOT 3517 BRIZE NORTON TOWER,|
|JOIN RUNWAY 26,QFE 1015, 2 IN (MEANS JOIN THE CIRCUIT AND 2 AIRCRAFT ARE IN THE CIRCUIT)|
|JOIN RUNWAY 26, QFE 1015, ASCOT 3517|
At initial point
|ASCOT 3517, INITIAL (FOR THE BREAK – CALLED IF PERFORMING A RUN AND BREAK)||ASCOT 3517, ONE UPWIND, ONE DOWNWIND|
On the break
|ASCOT 3517, ON THE BREAK TO LAND/ TOUCH AND GO / LOW APPROACH||ASCOT 3517, ONE AHEAD, SURFACE WIND XX|
If not performing a break report downwind instead of on the break.
|FINAL, GEAR DOWN, ASCOT 3517||ASCOT 3517 CLEARED TO LAND/ TOUCH AND GO/ LOW APPROACH|
Note: if the pilot does not report gear down ATC will request “check gear down” and the pilot must confirm “gear down” before landing clearance is given.
Approach (ILS Recovery)
|BRIZE NORTON APPROACH, ASCOT 3517, 5000ft||ASCOT 3517, RUNWAY 26, COLOUR CODE BLUE, QFE 1018, FULLY SERVICEABLE, WHAT TYPE OF RECOVERY?|
|RUNWAY 26, QFE 1018 SET, ILS RECOVERY, ASCOT 3517||ASCOT 3517, RIGHT HEADING 120, DESCEND 1500, REPORT LEVEL AT 1500ft|
|RIGHT 120, ASCOT 3517|
|ASCOT 3517, LEVEL 1500ft||ASCOT3517, TURN RIGHT HEADING 190, REPORT LOCALISER ESTABLISHED, CHECKS COMPLETE|
|LOCALISER ESTABLISHED, CHECKS COMPLETE, ASCOT 3517||ASCOT 3517, CONACT BRIZE NORTON TALKDOWN ON 136.12|
|BRIZE NORTON TALKDOWN ON 136.12, ASCOT 3517|
|BRIZE NORTON TALKDOWN, ASCOT 3517||ASCOT 3517, IDENTIFIED 8 MILES, READBACK QFE,|
|1018 SET, ASCOT3517||ASCOT 3517,REPORT GLIDEPATH DESCENDING GEAR DOWN|
|GLIDEPATH DESCENDING, GEAR DOWN, ASCOT 3517|
|ASCOT 3517, APPROACHING DESCISION HEIGHT *|
|ASCOT 3517, APPROACHING MINIMUM DESCENT HEIGHT *|
|ASCOT 3517, APPROACHING MISSED APPROACH POINT **|
|ASCOT 3517,PASSING MISSED APPROACH POINT **|