What is the correct procedure to depart from an uncontrolled aerodrome?
Where a pilot of an IFR flight intends to take off from an uncontrolled aerodrome, the pilot shall:
- Obtain an ATC clearance if in controlled airspace.
- Report their departure procedure and intentions on the appropriate frequency before moving on to the runway or before aligning the aircraft on the take off path.
When joining the circuit at an uncontrolled aerodrome the Aeroplane should be at?
Before arriving at an uncontrolled aerodrome, plan your approach to the circuit. If it is necessary to cross over the aerodrome prior to joining the circuit, or after departure, it is recommended that the crossover be made at least 500 ft above the circuit altitude.
What is the recommended circuit height at a non controlled aerodrome for a microlight?
Ultralight aircraft and operations Pilots of these aircraft should conduct their standard circuit at 500 ft above aerodrome elevation.
What is difference between ATF and MF?
An Aerodrome Traffic Frequency (ATF) is normally designated for active uncontrolled aerodromes that do not meet the criteria to have a Mandatory Frequency (MF) assigned. The specific frequency, distance and altitude within which use of the ATF is required will be published in the appropriate flight supplements.
How does an uncontrolled airport work?
At non-towered airports, instead of receiving instructions from an air traffic controller, aircraft pilots follow recommended operations, and communications procedures for operating at an airport without a control tower. Non-towered airports may lie inside or underneath controlled airspace.
What is Circuit procedure?
Circuit training is the first stage of practical pilot training focused on take-offs and landings. It involves the pilot making approaches to the runway, touching down and then applying power to take off again. A circuit consists of five legs – the take-off, crosswind, downwind, base and final approach to the runway.
What does MF mean in aviation?
Mandatory Frequency (MF) – SKYbrary Aviation Safety.
How do you get to uncontrolled airport?
Enter the traffic pattern in level flight, abeam the midpoint of the runway, at pattern altitude. As noted before, the entry should be made to the downwind leg at a 45-degree angle to provide the most visibility of other aircraft.
What are mandatory frequencies at uncontrolled aerodromes?
[ PowerPoint, 82 KB] Mandatory Frequency, Aerodrome Traffic Frequency, Authorized Approach Unicom “What are they !!” and Why Do I Care?? Departures – proceed straight ahead until clear of circuit before turning right Departures – proceed straight ahead until clear of circuit before turning right IS JOINING DOWNIND ALLOWED??
When to report departure intentions at an uncontrolled aerodrome?
Report departure intentions prior to moving onto take-off runway Ascertain by radio and visual observations that no conflict is likely during take-off Report departure from the aerodrome traffic circuit and monitor the designated frequency until well clear of the area (5-10 NM)
What do you need to know about uncontrolled airports?
At some uncontrolled aerodromes with an appreciable amount of traffic, Transport Canada may assign a Mandatory Frequency (MF) or Aerodrome Traffic Frequency (ATF) that you must use. Make sure you have these frequencies ready when you plan to land at one of these uncontrolled airports.
Are there any uncontrolled aerodromes in Canada?
There are a very large number of uncontrolled aerodromes in Canada where no control tower operates. Also, some controlled aerodromes are uncontrolled at certain hours, if tower closes. For example the CFS may indicate the control tower is closed from 0000 to 0600 daily, so you’ll have to follow uncontrolled procedures during that time period.