Potential new customer here. I fly almost exclusively VFR in Europe and I wanted to ask if there have been any improvements made regarding support for VFR reporting points including official VFR departure/arrival routes?
For me it is essential to be able to follow official VFR procedures for entering/transitioning/leaving controlled airspace via standard routes if they are published in the VAC (visual approach charts) like for example in case of LSZH these are the routes W, S, E (see http://www.vacc.ch/file/36).
The typical phraseology for a direct handover by the area FIS/FSS providing VFR flight following in class G airspace onto tower for a visual approach using standard route S on LSZH rwy 28 would be something along these lines:
Zurich Info: <Callsign>, Contact Zurich Tower on 118.10, have a good day
Pilot: Zurich Tower, <Callsign>, Approaching S at 4000ft for landing
Tower: <Callsign>, Zurich Tower, enter CTR via route S, expect landing rwy 28, QNH 1019
Pilot: <Callsign>, W1 3500ft
Tower: Roger <Callsign>
Pilot: <Callsign> W2 3000ft
Tower: <Callsign>, join left hand downwind rwy 28, report final rwy 28
Pilot: <Callsign>, final rwy 28
Tower: <Callsign> wind 250 degrees 2 knots, cleared to land rwy 28
Is this currently possible?