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Civil Aviation Publication 413

CAP 413 is the Radiotelephony Manual and is available on the CAA website in a pdf document, size 3.4mb. You can save a copy to your computer so that you can reference it. The link below will take you to the document.

CAP 413


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Transmission of Letters

Transmission of Numbers

ATIS

First Call

Read Back

 


 

Transmission of Letters

The words in the table below shall be used when individual letters are required to be transmitted. The syllables to be emphasised are underlined.

Letter

Morse

Word

Pronunciation

A

.-

Alpha

AL FAH

B

-...

Bravo

BRAH VOH

C

-.-.

Charlie

CHAR LEE

D

-..

Delta

DELL TAH

E

.

Echo

ECK OH

F

..-.

Foxtrot

FOKS TROT

G

--.

Golf

GOLF

H

....

Hotel

HOH TELL

I

..

India

IN DEE AH

J

.---

Juliet

JEW LEE ETT

K

-.-

Kilo

KEY LOH

L

.-..

Lima

LEE MAH

M

--

Mike

MIKE

N

-.

November

NO VEMER

O

---

Oscar

OSS CAH

P

.--.

Papa

PAH PAH

Q

--.-

Quebec

KEH BECK

R

.-.

Romeo

ROW ME OH

S

...

Seirra

SEE AIR RAH

T

-

Tango

TANG GO

U

..-

Uniform

YOU NEE FORM

V

...-

Victor

VIKTAH

W

.--

Whiskey

WISS KEY

X

-..-

Xray

ECKS RAY

Y

-.--

Yankee

YANG KEE

Z

--..

Zulu

ZOO LOO


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Transmission of Numbers

Number

Morse

Pronunciation

0

-----

ZERO

1

.----

WUN

2

..---

TOO

3

...--

TREE

4

....-

FOWER

5

.....

FIFE

6

-....

SIX

7

--...

SEVEN

8

---..

AIT

9

----.

NINER

Decimal

 

DAYSEEMAL

Hundred

 

HUN DRED

Thousand

 

TOUSAND


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Practical

 

Before take off you need to listen to ATIS (Automatic Terminal Information Service ) for flight information.

At Southend this is on frequency 136.050
(Wun tree six dayseemal zero fife zero)

THe ATIS broadcast is changed every hour and each broadcast has a letter designated, so that the controllers know that you have the correct departure information.

You will get the following information.


Information this is a letter ( Alpha, Bravo, etc)

Runway in Use

Surface wind direction & speed

Visibility

Cloud information

Air temperature and Dew point

QNH (Altitude)

QFE (Height)

Departing aircraft contact tower on 127.725 on first contact report altimeter setting & info received


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The first call you are likely to make will go something like:-

small plane

"southend tower, golf alpha victor uniform uniform"

control tower

"golf alpha victor uniform uniform, pass your message"

small plane

"golf alpha victor uniform uniform, PA28 at southend flying club, request taxi for a local flight to the north. I have information Oscar QNH 1032" 2 POB (persons on board)

CAP413 - Chapter 2 - 1.8.2
After satisfactory communication has been established and provided that no confusion is likely to occur, the ground station may abbreviate callsigns. A pilot may only abbreviate the callsign of his aircraft if it has first been abbreviated by the aeronautical station.

control tower

"golf uniform uniform, taxi holding point alpha 1, for runway 24 via taxiway charlie"

small plane

"taxi holding point alpha 1, for runway 24 via taxiway charlie, golf uniform uniform"

After taxying to A1 and completing your power and pre take off checks

small plane

"golf uniform uniform, ready for departure"

control tower

"golf uniform uniform, right turn after take off, VFR, cleared for take off"

small plane

"cleared for take off, golf uniform uniform"

CAP 413 states that you should maintain an even rate of speech not exceeding 100 words per minute.

So the call below should take around 15 Seconds - have a practice.

GAVUU is a PA28 at Southend Flying Club
We have information Alpha, QNH 1012
2 POB
Request taxi for a local flight to the north.

 


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Readback

The ATS messages listed below are to be read back in full by the pilot. If a readback is not received the pilot will be asked to do so. Similarly, the pilot is expected to request that instructions are repeated or clarified if any are not fully understood.

Taxi/Towing Instructions
Level Instructions
Heading Instructions
Speed Instructions
Airways or Route Clearances
Approach Clearances
Runway-in-Use
Clearance to Enter, Land On, Take-Off On, Backtrack, Cross, or Hold Short of any Active Runway
SSR Operating Instructions
Altimeter Settings
VDF Information
Frequency Changes
Type of Radar Service
Transition Levels

 


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