"Mobile Approach, Navy 3E123, request off frequency for one minute, will monitor guard and
report back up."
Check in with approach control with the appropriate ATIS alphabetic identifier, or if unable to
get the current information, check in with "negative information.
"Mobile Approach; Navy 3E123; level 3000; Information "Alpha"; with a request."
ATC is required to provide weather information if the pilot does
not report having the current ATIS and the weather is below
1000 feet ceiling and 3 NM visibility.
After the controller replies, make your approach request. The pilot may request either:
A specific approach, i.e. TACAN 1 RWY 23, VORB, or ILS 14.
A "nonspecific" type of approach, i.e. a "VOR approach." If subsequently
"Cleared for a VOR approach" where there is more than one VOR approach for the
airport, the pilot may accomplish any VOR approach.
"Mobile Approach, Navy 3E123, request an ILS at Mobile Regional."
For multiple approaches provide the controller with all of the
requested approaches separated with "followed by", and how the
approach will terminate, either as a full stop landing or "continue"
on flight plan route.
"Mobile Approach, Navy 3E123, request the ILS Rwy 17 at Mobile Regional, followed by the
VORA, full stop."
HOLDING (entering and leaving)
"Mobile Approach, Navy 3E123, holding at Semmes, 47, 3000."
"Mobile Approach, Navy 3E123, departing holding."
This report is required only if requested by ATC. However, it is a good place to provide the
"gear down" report. Use the same format as the nonradar environment call.
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