CAT 5 QUESTION

Questions and comments about the PE Pilot Training Program

CAT 5 QUESTION

Postby IrishMurphy » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:22 am

I noticed in the transcript that flight following was never terminated after landing, is this required or is it automatically terminated by the TRACON or ARTCC? Thanks
IrishMurphy
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:14 am

Re: CAT 5 QUESTION

Postby Keith Smith » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:41 pm

I think you might be confusing VFR flight following (radar services) with a VFR flight plan or an IFR flight plan.

- VFR flight plans need to be proactively closed by pilots with Flight Service at some point.

- IFR flight plans are closed by the tower when you land at a towered airport. Otherwise, pilots can cancel in the air, or through a number of mechanisms when landing at a non-towered airport.

- there is no requirement to terminate flight following in the air, and certainly not after landing. If the airport that you're flying into is non-radar, or non-towered, then ATC will terminate your radar service prior to releasing you to the CTAF.
Keith Smith
 
Posts: 9596
Joined: Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:38 pm
Location: Pompton Plains, NJ


Return to Pilot Training Program

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests