Last month, I inquired about the proper callouts to the center frequency during the climbing phase after being handed off from the approach frequency.
Today, I inquire about the proper pilot callouts when one enters the FIR airspace, where there the center frequency is active, while already descending via an established STAR. I have two questions:
- When does one simply check-in versus saying the approach request?
- How does one check in and say “descending via XXXXX arrival,” and similarly, when is this appropriate versus requesting an approach? I hear this, but can’t figure out which button to press!
All insight is appreciated!
Last month’s inquiry below: