When to announce position in the pattern?

Questions and comments about the PE Pilot Training Program

When to announce position in the pattern?

Postby toby23 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:32 am

When do you announce your position in the pattern and when don’t you?

Example 1 - I have been cleared to land at a towered airport and instructed to advise on midfield downwind... Once I have entered the pattern and advised midfield downwind, do I need to call out Base or Final? Should I also callout when I enter the pattern using something like ‘Cessna 123AB entering pattern left downwind’? I know that I should be looking out for random traffic but is tower also monitoring my final approach and landing? It feels strange not announcing Base and Final at a towered airport as you would at a non-towered airport.

Example 2 - I have been cleared for takeoff at a towered airport with ‘exit left downwind’. After takeoff, do I need to callout when I turn onto the Crosswind or Left Downwind or when I am exiting the pattern?

I am trying to understand the differences between when you are supposed to callout your pattern position at a towered vs a non-towered airport.

Thanks,
Toby
toby23
 
Posts: 37
Joined: Mon May 08, 2017 4:03 pm

Re: When to announce position in the pattern?

Postby Keith Smith » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:31 am

Don't announce pattern positions at towered airports unless advised by the tower. If you review the transcripts from the CAT ratings, that is reflected there.
Keith Smith
 
Posts: 9319
Joined: Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:38 pm
Location: Pompton Plains, NJ

Re: When to announce position in the pattern?

Postby toby23 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:04 am

Thanks. Have been referrring to the transcripts and wanted to check that no announcement is required.
toby23
 
Posts: 37
Joined: Mon May 08, 2017 4:03 pm


Return to Pilot Training Program

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest