SNFO/SWSO VOICE COMMUNICATIONS
COURSE RULES (or OVERHEAD)
TOUCH AND GO
The landing intentions must be stated after each approach to inform the controller how the
approach will terminate.
First some definitions:
FULL STOP is self-explanatory.
2. TOUCH AND GO: Tower has given you clearance to land and depart from a runway
without stopping or exiting the runway.
The OPTION - At most civilian fields and Air Force Bases, you will be "cleared for the
option" after requesting landing clearance. This means that Tower has given you permission to
make whatever kind of landing you desire (full stop, touch and go, roll and go, stop and go,
low/missed approach, etc.).
4. MISSED APPROACH - Missed Approach instructions are published on the approach
plates. These instructions must be complied with if the airfield is not in sight or a safe landing
cannot be made when reaching minimums for the approach, unless alternative missed approach
instructions are given by the controller. If requesting a "missed approach," you are saying that
you will execute these instructions once you have descended to the Decision Height (DH) or
Missed Approach Point (MAP).