INSTRUMENT FLIGHT RULES WORKBOOK
Departure Control Reports
All sample communications will reference the flight planning
A pilot's first voice report on an IFR flight will be an "OFF" report to Departure Control when
safely airborne. The report should include the name of the departure airport and the altitude
PILOT: "MERIDIAN DEPARTURE, NAVY 6E432, OFF NAVY McCAIN, PASSING 1,500
DEPARTURE CTRL: "NAVY 6E432, RADAR CONTACT"
"NAVY 6E432, NEGATIVE RADAR CONTACT, REPORT
We will first go through a radar contact scenario.
To provide radar vectors, Departure Control might say:
DEPARTURE CTRL: "NAVY 6E432, TURN RIGHT 240, VECTORS TO THE MERIDIAN
PILOT: "NAVY 6E432, RIGHT 240."
Approaching the Meridian VOR, the controller would expect you to receive the VOR signal and
be able to navigate to the VOR on your own.
DEPARTURE CTRL: "NAVY 6E432, POSITION NOW 4 MILES EAST OF THE
MERIDIAN VOR, CLEARED FROM YOUR PRESENT POSITION
DIRECT TO THE MERIDIAN VOR, RESUME NORMAL
PILOT: "NAVY 6E432, WILCO."
8-20 INTRODUCTION TO GROUND, AIRBORNE, LOST COMMUNICATION, AND
EMERGENCY VOICE PROCEDURES