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Procedure for depart uncontrolled with no flight plan in VFR

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As the title says, I have been trying to contact Control after departing an uncontrolled airport but I get no response. I was wondering if I am missing something.

I would prefer to not file a flight plan as sometimes I would just like to do some sightseeing and then contact the nearest tower to land. Any help in the correct procedure greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

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Assuming you are landing at a towered airport you would do the following;

When you are about 15-20NM out you would contact tower, indicate who you are, where you are, what altitude and what you would like to do.


Skyhawk 62 Sierra Kilo Papa is twenty miles North at 6,000 feet, requesting radar vectors for the RNAV approach to runway 21

You would then be given a squawk code and the vectors to start.

If you do it earlier, and contact approach, you would need to give the airport ICAO code as well.

If you are landing at another non towered airport, just do your unicom / traffic calls.

Edited by skypilotYTS

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