SAMPLE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS
The following are examples of both radar and nonradar voice reports; however, it is not
possible to cover every possible radio communication that may occur. It is up to the pilot to
maintain a careful listening watch of the radio and comply with instructions given by ATC. If
you are in doubt or confused by any instructions ATC gives you, request clarification
"Key West Clearance Delivery, Navy 3E123, IFR to Tampa International, clearance on request."
Obtain ATIS information, if available, and include its alphabetic
identifier in your initial call to Ground Control. If ATIS is
unavailable, state request...with negative information.
"North Whiting Ground, Navy 3E123, taxi, IFR to Mobile Regional with information Charlie,
clearance on request."
If you have already obtained your IFR clearance from a clearance
delivery, your ground call would be:
"North Whiting Ground, Navy 3E123, taxi, with information Alpha.."
"North Whiting Tower, Navy 3E123, Takeoff."
"Pensacola Departure, Navy 3E123, off North Whiting, passing 1200 for 4000."
INITIAL CONTACT WHILE ENROUTE
"Mobile Approach, Navy 3E123, level 4000."
If in a climb or descent, then the call will include the altitude passing and altitude climbing or
5-4 RADIO INSTRUMENTS COMMUNICATIONS