Thursday 23 May 2013 11:20 UTC
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If you are flying from airfields A to C but would like to make a touch and go at field B.
How would you book out and make your radio calls?
1/ Say you are going from A to B and then after your touch and go at B when calling up LARS etc make calls all new calls from B to C.
2/ Make all calls stating you are going from A to C and then just request a touch and go at B on the radio ( having got PPR to do so before hand ) enroute?
I reckon I would do it this way:
at takeoff, say to A that you are going to B. calling into LARS, I would say, going from A first to B for a T&G and carrying on to C. That way, they would expect you back quickly.
Obviously important to know if B would allow this, as you wouldn't stop to pay the landing fee...
PPL-Student: 52:00 Total, of that 1:30 solo, Cessna 150 41:01, Cessna 172 10:59. All Exams passed.
The LARS aren't the least bit interested in actually where you have been or where you are going. That information is used to give them an initial idea of where to look for your squawk and your likely direction of travel (LARS controllers feel free to contradict). Once they have you identified they can see where you are.
That being the case it really doesn't matter if you sequentially use A > B then B > C or tell them you are headed A > C routing via B. Consider what possible effect that could have with their role of providing you with answers to your information requests (Basic Service) or Traffic Information (Traffic Service)
The alternative is not to speak to a LARS at all. All problems then go away.
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