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VFR Scripts (Work in Progress)

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These are a set of scripts that I have written down to help me with VFR communications when using P2A. I though I'd share them here so others can use them if they want as there is not much focusing solely on VFR flight. This is a work in progress as I try document the different phases of flight. I would appreciate any suggestions/corrections that anyone finds. I will post updates when I make them.

Pilot2Atc VFR Scripts

UPDATES:

2018-09-12 - Added Bravo Transition and Arrival script

2017-10-22 - Added Pattern work script

Edited by Jim Young
As requested by OP
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Hi,

thanks for these great scripts. I am new to pilot2atc and use them to learn how atc works. 

 

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it would be useful also to have scripts for uncontrolled airport : i've just made a trip around catalina island , departure and arrival at KAVX , and i didn't know what to do in Pilot2ATC with only unicom and app/dep frequencies . It was a complete silent trip apart from the ATC chatter and me desperately calling ATC .  

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I will look at what is available for uncontrolled or "pilot controlled" airports. It is my understanding that the UNICOM would be used to query information (winds, active runway, etc) as you are approaching the airport. Normal communication would be done using the CTAF frequency with the position calls so that you and the other pilots can mentally paint a picture of what is going on (which runway(s) are in use and where everyone is). I don't think there will be much if any other than the querying of information that P2A will help out in the pilot controlled airports.

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JeDa. I hope the scripts work for you. Keep in mind that these were written with considerations for ATC in the USA. I know there are some differences over in Europe but I have no direct knowledge of what they may be or how they apply to P2A. Also keep up the great videos!

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Great document - Thank You!
More items like this would be very helpful in the use of Pilot2ATC for VFR Pilots. Definitely, something that should be incorporated into the manual.

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Very helpful work! Thanks a lot.
Concerning the point "uncontrolled airports", situation in Germany is like this:
From small aerodromes to substantial regional airports (like EDGS, EDFE) you will find Info only. This are well equipped airports (e.g. Tower with radar, ILS, ...), but ATC is legally declared as Info and correctly reflected in P2A.
But in reality in Germany, Info is (more or less) behaving like Tower, with strict order.
Therefore, I opened the topic "Flying GA VFR in Germany: In reality, ATC Info behaves like Tower!".
May be this also applies to other countries?
Henrik

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Thanks, that's really helpful! I love flying VFR with P2A but my mind always tends to go blank when it comes to calling the destination tower. I expect to say something like "GMVAL is a Cessna 152, 9 miles southeast, 2500 feet, with India, inbound to land, runway 09", but that never seems to work, so I end up fumbling desperately with 'Say It' to find the right phrasing and that kinda takes the edge off the most satisfying part of the flight. Good to know what P2A actually expects to hear!

Looking forward to the airspace transition info next. Flight following is a bit dull unless there's a lot of traffic around, so making proactive calls to transition airspace at the right moments instead will add a lot. IFR is great, but you're being told what to do all the time, whereas with VFR I love that P2A lets you just call up and ask for whatever you need.

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I have just started my training for my PPL. Our home base is KLEB which is a class D towered airport. My CFI told me that when we make that initial contact to ground we are supposed to give them the ATIS ID. AS an example:

Lebanon Ground Skyhawk 685DW at Executive Ramp with Wiskey VFR to Sanford

I notice that none of these scripts have the ATIS code when contacting ground.

I had planned on using PilotEdge for ATC practice but it would be nice to use Pilot2ATC at my home airport but I want to make sure it can handle the communications exactly the way I'm being told to do them. By the way, I have not tried this yet in P2ATC so for all I know it works fine.

Mark

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It seems this is not implemented in Pilot2ATC. If you listen to Pilot2ATC provided ATIS you will notice that there is no such "advise at initial contact you have information xy" phrase.

It would be nice if it could be implemented! 

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You can, and likely should, give the "..with information whiskey" phrase in your call for taxi.  I may have tweak the grammar to support "..VFR to Sanford" portion of the call, but it might already work.

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Also I am not sure you need to squawk anything (other than possibly 1200 IF you have a transponder that is turned on) if VFR at a class D airport. ALSO unless you establish coms with the tower by tower acknowledging your call sign you may not enter class D airspace (OR C or B).

I think? 

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