"Mobile Regional Tower, Navy 3E123, Final Approach Fix, gear down and locked."
The name of the FAF may be used, if one is indicated (i.e.,
"Semmes" is the name of the IAF and the FAF for the VORA at
It is the pilot's responsibility to give a "gear down" report
after lowering the landing gear prior to landing. The "FAF
INBOUND" report is a good place to accomplish this.
"Mobile Regional Tower, Navy 3E123, missed approach, state reason."
Reasons for the Missed Approach may include "runway not in sight" or "lost course guidance."
When Tower turns you over to the approach controller, inform ATC of the Missed Approach
with your intentions.
Intentions may include:
Request the same approach.
Request a different approach.
Request clearance to your alternate using the DRAFT format.
D-Destination, R-Route, A-Altitude, F-Fuel Remaining, T-Time Enroute.
"Mobile Approach, Navy 3E123, request my alternate Navy North Whiting, via Direct, Altitude
5500, 1+00 Fuel Remaining, 0+20 Time Enroute."
FAA regulations require a malfunction report be rendered when operating in controlled airspace
under IFR. The pilot in command shall report immediately to ATC any inflight malfunctions of
navigational or air/ground communication capability. Each report shall include the following:
The equipment affected.
RADIO INSTRUMENTS COMMUNICATIONS 5-7