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Final Approach Fix Report
In a nonradar environment a voice report is required to Approach Control without request when
over the final approach fix (FAF). The report consists of position only. No altitude is necessary
as it is specified on the approach plate. Some final approach fixes are not named. In this case
report them as "final approach fix." This situation is encountered more on TACAN than VOR
PILOT: "MOBILE APPROACH, NAVY 6E432, SEMMES." (SEMMES is both the IAF and
MOBILE APP: "NAVY 6E432, CONTACT MOBILE TOWER, 239.0."
PILOT: "MOBILE APPROACH, NAVY 6E432, SWITCHING TO MOBILE TOWER, 239.0."
When the new frequency is set, contact the tower:
PILOT: "MOBILE TOWER, NAVY 6E432" (then state position, i.e., "3 DME").
MOBILE TOWER: "NAVY 6E432, THE WIND 095 AT 12, CLEARED TO LAND
RUNWAY 14, CHECK WHEELS DOWN."
PILOT: "MOBILE TOWER, NAVY 6E432, CLEARED TO LAND, GEAR IS DOWN AND
A gear down report to tower or approach is MANDATORY to
receive clearance to land.
808. ADDITIONAL REPORTS
The reference for the mandatory VOICE reports to ATC is the FIH (Flight Information
Handbook). See the FIH for additional required reports.
Missed Approach Report (Radar And Nonradar Environments)
A report to Approach Control shall be made, without request, when the approach has been
missed. The report will include "MISSED APPROACH" and a request for another approach or
for clearance to the alternate.
If requesting clearance to the alternate after the missed approach, give (1) name of the alternate
airport, (2) route, (3) desired altitude, (4) fuel endurance in hours plus minutes, and (5) ETE to
the alternate IAF in hours plus minutes.
INTRODUCTION TO GROUND, AIRBORNE, LOST COMMUNICATION, AND
EMERGENCY VOICE PROCEDURES 8-29