INSTRUMENT FLIGHT RULES WORKBOOK
When at the hold short line:
PILOT: "McCAIN TOWER, NAVY 6E432, TAKEOFF, IFR."
This call to tower differs from the standard "takoff" called used for
VFR flying. You are requesting an IFR departure into the ATC
airway structure. Tower instructions to "HOLD SHORT" or
"POSITION AND HOLD" MUST BE READ BACK TO
TOWER: "NAVY 6E432, McCAIN TOWER, AFTER TAKEOFF TURN RIGHT HEADING
180, CLIMB TO 16,000, SQUAWK 4023, CONTACT MERIDIAN DEPARTURE
ON 276.4 WHEN SAFELY AIRBORNE, YOU ARE CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF."
PILOT: "McCAIN TOWER, NAVY 6E432, WILCO."
After takeoff, the first controlling agency you will talk to is the local Approach/Departure
Control. Their primary objectives are to:
Increase the departure rate of IFR aircraft from airports, and
Establish aircraft on course by the most expeditious routes consistent with the traffic
Departure Control will establish aircraft enroute in one of three ways. All three departures will
take you to your first enroute fix. They may simply issue radar vectors, clear you direct, or they
will be the controlling agency for a published DP. Departure procedures are available at most
military and joint civil/military airports. After a DP is accepted in the air traffic clearance, the
pilot will conform to exact routings, altitudes, and specific restrictions shown on the departure
chart or received from the air traffic controller. DPs can be found in the base operations flight
planning room. Each graphic departure procedure will have a name and number depending upon
the direction of departure. Nongraphic departure procedures are also found under the
section in the Instrument Approach Procedures book.
8-18 INTRODUCTION TO GROUND, AIRBORNE, LOST COMMUNICATION, AND
EMERGENCY VOICE PROCEDURES
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