Traffic Information

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In a Class D control zone

  • IFR need Traffic Information against VFR
  • VFR need Traffic Information against VFR
  • SVFR need Traffic Information against VFR
  • IFR must be separated from IFR and SVFR
  • SVFR must be separated from SVFR

  • Departing Traffic

    All departing traffic must be informed of:

  • Traffic in the circuit
  • Inbound VFR/SVFR Traffic
  • Any other necessary traffic

  • Arriving Traffic

    All arriving traffic must be informed of:

  • Traffic in the circuit
  • Inbound VFR/SVFR Traffic
  • Any other necessary traffic

  • Phraseology

    Aerodrome

    Pilots will receive traffic information prior to joining the traffic circuit. ATS personnel will, as a minimum, take into consideration the prevailing visibility, traffic situation, local procedures and the type of join being conducted to determine the timing and content of such traffic information.


    Traffic joining the VFR Circuit
    CONTROLLER PILOT
    "G-CD, traffic is a Cessna 172 upwind and a Piper PA28 late downwind" "Roger, G-CD"
    "Traffic in sight, G-CD"
    "G-CD, you are number 3, number 2 is a Cessna 172 upwind" "Roger, G-CD"
    "G-CD, circuit is clear" "Roger, G-CD"


    Traffic reporting once inside the VFR Circuit
    CONTROLLER PILOT
    "G-CD, downwind."
    "G-CD, you are number two. Follow the Cessna 172 on base." "Number two, Cessna 172 in sight, G-CD"
    "G-CD, base."
    "G-CD." "G-CD, final."
    "G-CD, Runway 22 cleared to land winds 230 degrees 7 knots." "Cleared to land Runway 22, G-CD."