MOORABBIN CLASS D RADIO PHRASEOLOGY AND PROCEDURES

Safety

24/08/2016

Important note.

The information in this document does not contain all relevant details for operation in Moorabbin class D airspace. Refer to AIP/Jeppesen, ERSA, aeronautical charts and NOTAMS for detailed operational information.

 

Moorabbin frequencies:

ATIS   Moorabbin ATIS                           120.9 (or 398 ADF)

SMC   Moorabbin Ground                      119.9 (Re-transmitted on 135.7 outside tower hours)

TWR   Moorabbin Tower (East)              118.1

           Moorabbin Tower (West)             123.0

Beyond 3 nm from Moorabbin:

FIA     Melbourne CENTRE                     135.7

 

Departures

Reporting for start approval and taxi clearance

Start clearance is required for circuit operations and non-standard operations within the Moorabbin control zone. See ERSA.

Listen to ATIS before commencing taxi.

Maintain listening watch on Moorabbin ground frequency at all times when operating on the movement area (manoeuvring and apron areas.)

Clearance is required to enter the manoeuvring area. Obtain a taxi clearance if taxiway A is required to be used to taxi to the run-up bays.

Give way to aircraft on an approach to land when taxiing through the undershoot area of a runway.

Give way to aircraft as you are required to do so.

Do not accept right of way if a risk of collision exists.

Look out in both directions before entering a runway. 

Do not enter or cross a runway if a risk of collision exists.

Display strobe lights before entering a runway.

 Ready report

Stop short of the holding point and gable markers of the runway until issued with a clearance to line-up or take-off.

Position the aircraft to afford a clear view of the approach path.

Do not enter the runway if a risk of collision exists.

Squawk code 3000 on mode C (ALT) 

If the runway number left/right is included in a clearance or instruction it must be included in the pilot’s readback.

Display strobe lights before entering the runway.

Do not hold on the runway before take-off unless approved to by ATC.

Do not back-track on the runway before take-off unless approved to by ATC.

Depart on the nominated leg of the circuit and climb to 2000 feet or higher, cloud permitting. Do not climb above 2500 within 3 nm of Moorabbin.

Comply with the special upwind departure procedure for 17 right. Turn left south of Woodland Golf Course to follow the coast and remain over land, until abeam Carrum to avoid inbound traffic. See ERSA.

Depart on crosswind for runway 17 left to avoid conflict with 17 right departures.

Depart on extended downwind (over water) for runway 35 left.

At 6 nm Squawk code 1200 on mode C (ALT.) (Please note this is MFT recommended procedure only) 

Maintain listening watch on Moorabbin Tower frequency until 6 nm. Maintain listening watch on Melbourne Radar 135.7 as early as is practical.

Avoid departure tracks that conflict with VFR approach and reporting points.

Arrivals

Inbound report

Proceed to recommended VFR reporting point at 1500 feet, cloud permitting.

If special VFR is required, include “request special VFR due cloud/visibility/cloud and visibility” in the inbound report.

Comply with the special joining procedures from Carrum when runway 17 or 35 is active. Remain over water until established in the western circuit.

Pilots must give a down-wind report if joining the circuit on down-wind leg. The down-wind report should be given in the position where an aircraft would normally turn onto down-wind during circuit operations. AIP ENR 1.1 14.4

If frequency congestion prevents the downwind report from being made starting downwind leg, you must report mid-downwind or late-downwind as appropriate.

Squawk code 3000 on mode C (ALT) 

You may not be given a clearance

If you cannot establish two-way communications with ATC, or you receive an instruction to remain outside class D airspace, do not enter the class D control zone until a clearance is received.

Overfly instruction

Maintain 1500, over-fly the center of the field and report overhead on the frequency given. 

Upwind join

Maintain 1500, Join upwind and report joining upwind. Caution: do not drift into the opposite circuit.

From overhead you will be Cleared Visual Approach and issued circuit joining instructions.

Do not commence descent until you have been Cleared Visual Approach. 

Report joining downwind. If frequency congestion prevents the downwind report from being made mid-downwind you must report late-downwind as appropriate.

Abbreviated clearances

Acknowledgement by ATC with your call sign establishes two-way communication with ATC. This is a clearance to enter the control zone at circuit height and to join the appropriate leg of the circuit for an approach to land on the ATIS nominated runway in use.

Pilots must give a down-wind report if joining the circuit on down-wind leg. If frequency congestion prevents the downwind report from being made starting downwind leg, you must report mid-downwind or late-downwind as appropriate.

 Landing clearance

Do not land unless you have been cleared to land.

If a landing clearance has not been issued or it is not safe to land, commence a go-round procedure at once.

Pilot initiated go-round

Accepting a go-round instruction or a landing clearance

If the runway number left/right is included in a clearance or instruction it must be included in the pilot’s readback.

A go-round requires the pilot to commence a climb immediately, track clear of other traffic, position the aircraft onto the live side and parallel to the runway and re-join the circuit from the up-wind leg.

After landing, promptly vacate the runway when it is safe to do so.

Do not hold on the runway after landing unless approved to by ATC.

Do not back-track on the runway after landing unless approved to by ATC.

A landing clearance is a clearance to land on a nominated runway and to cross any runways that intersect the landing runway.

Exiting the runway onto a non-active runway

Do not exit the active runway onto a non-active runway unless instructed or a request by a pilot to exit onto a non-active runway has been approved by ATC.

 

Obtaining a taxi clearance after landing to MFT parking

After landing, exit the runway on the first available taxiway after slowing to a safe speed, taxi clear of the runway, past the holding point lines and gable markers. Consider taxiing beyond the holding point line sufficient distance to permit following aircraft to taxi clear of the runway behind you.

 If a taxi limit is imposed

If no taxi limit is imposed

Look out in both directions before entering a runway.

Do not enter or cross a runway if a risk of collision exists.

Display strobe lights before entering a runway.

Flying the Circuit

Report turning downwind with intentions. See ERSA.

If frequency congestion prevents the downwind report from being made starting downwind leg, you must report mid-downwind or late-downwind as appropriate.

Communication difficulties

If you have not clearly received an instruction from ATC, request the controller to repeat the instruction. Include the phrase “more slowly” if required.

If you do not understand an ATC instruction or are unable to comply with an instruction, inform ATC immediately. Use the word “confirm” to seek clarification on an instruction. Use the word “unable” to indicate that you are unable to comply with an instruction.

If you have been given traffic to follow or to give way to, allow time to locate the traffic before reporting that it has not been sighted. Use the words “negative traffic” or “traffic not sighted” if you cannot see the traffic you have been instructed to follow or to give way to.

Guide Only – Not for Operational Usecam

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