INSTRUMENT FLIGHT RULES WORKBOOK
will in turn relay the clearance to the pilot. All controlling agencies involved with the flight will
receive copies of the clearance; DPC, ARTCCs along your route of flight, and APC at your
During the time it takes for the clearance to be processed, the pilot normally preflights the
aircraft. When requesting taxi, the pilot should state the fact that he is on an IFR flight plan and
then state the destination and put the clearance on request. If ATIS is available, the code letter
for the ATIS broadcast should also be included in the initial call.
805. GROUND VOICE PROCEDURES
The following format will be used for initial contacts:
Addressee name of facility being called,
Calling unit's identification your full aircraft identification as filed in the flight plan, and
Body of message.
"NAVY MCCAIN GROUND"
"TAXI, IFR MOBILE/BATES, INFORMATION BRAVO, CLEARANCE ON
When Ground Control receives this call, they will contact ATC and request your clearance.
Ground Control will answer you in the following manner:
GROUND CTRL: "NAVY 6E432, NAVY McCAIN GROUND, TAXI RUNWAY 09, TIME
50, CLEARANCE ON REQUEST." (Meaning they are awaiting an answer
Because of the high fuel consumption rate experienced by turbojet
aircraft while operating on the ground, certain procedures have
been established to enable pilots of these aircraft to determine taxi
and ATC clearance delays prior to engine start.
When Ground Control receives the clearance from ATC they will relay it to the aircraft as
GROUND CTRL: "NAVY 6E432, McCAIN GROUND, WE HAVE YOUR CLEARANCE,
ADVISE WHEN READY TO COPY."
8-12 INTRODUCTION TO GROUND, AIRBORNE, LOST COMMUNICATION, AND
EMERGENCY VOICE PROCEDURES