Guide into ATC Instructions - Tower & Ground


Wether you are an experienced IFATC controller or a community member looking to apply for the group one day, this guide will help you to understand or even remember the exact message you transmit for each command of the ATC interface. This guide will only include Tower and Ground frequencies, a guide for radar frequencies will be published and attached very soon.

NOTE: Some of these commands are only available for Expert Server ATC (IFATC).


Taxi To...
TAXI TO…
COMMAND MESSAGE SENT MEANING
Runway Number “N26PR taxi to runway XX, contact tower when ready” Clear an aircraft to taxi to the assigned runway.
Parking “N26PR taxi to parking, at your discretion” Clear an aircraft to taxi to parking of their preference.

Progressive Taxi Instructions
PROGRESSIVE TAXI
COMMAND MESSAGE SENT MEANING
Expect Progressive Taxi Instructions “N26PR expect progressive taxi instructions” Advise an aircraft that you will provide specific taxi instructions
Cross Runway + Runway Number “N26PR cross runway XX” Authorize an aircraft to cross the assigned runway.
Turn Left/Right Next Taxiway “N26PR turn left/right next taxiway” Instruct an aircraft to turn left or right on the next taxiway ahead
Continue Straight Ahead “N26PR continue straight ahead” Instruct an aircraft to continue ahead on the taxiway.
Make 180 “N26PR make 180” Instruct an aircraft to make a 180º turn on the taxiway.
Continue Taxi at your Discretion “N26PR continue taxi at your discretion” Authorize an aircraft to continue taxiing at their discretion after receiving prog. taxi instructions.
Follow Aircraft Ahead “N26PR follow aircraft ahead.” Instruct an aircraft to follow the aircraft ahead until given taxi at discretion or arrive to the runway/gate.

Give Way Instructions
GIVE WAY
COMMAND MESSAGE SENT MEANING
Aircraft Exiting Runway + Runway “N26PR, give way to aircraft exiting runway XX” Instruct the aircraft to yield to another aircraft exiting a specific runway.
Aircraft on your Left/Right “N26PR, give way to aircraft on your Left/Right” Instruct the aircraft to yield to another aircraft located to the Left or Right of the aircraft.
Aircraft Ahead “N26PR, give way to aircraft ahead” Instruct the aircraft to yield to another aircraft located in front of the aircraft.

Pushback
PUSHBACK
COMMAND MESSAGE SENT MEANING
Assigned Runway “N26PR, pushback approved, expect runway XX” Authorize the pilot to pushback and know what runway they can expect to be assigned to.
Send “N26PR, pushback approved” Authorize the pilot to pushback without assigning an specific runway yet.

Miscellaneous Messages
MISC. MESSAGES
COMMAND MESSAGE SENT MEANING
Follow Instructions (Simple) “N26PR, please follow instructions” Request the pilot to follow ATC instructions.
Follow Instructions (Report) “N26PR, please follow instructions or you will be reported” Final request to the pilot to follow ATC instructions.
Check User Guide "N26PR, please check the User Guide from the Home Screen for help using ATC instructions Advise the pilot to review the user guide to improve flying with ATC.
Duplicate Messages “N26PR, please avoid sending duplicate messages” Request the pilot to only request clearances once.
Stay on my Frequency “N26PR, stay on my frequency” Request the pilot to stay on your frequency and do not tune out.
Please Expedite “N26PR, please expedite” Request the pilot to expedite the execution of the instruction given.
Freq Busy Be Patient “N26PR, frequency is busy, please be patient” Request the pilot to be patient upon requests.
Change Callsign “N26PR, please change callsign or you will be reported” Instruct the pilot to change their callsign (see ATC manual for guidance)
Aircraft too Large “N26PR, aircraft is too large for this airport” Instruct the pilot to despawn due to airport size restrictions.
Unable, Divert “N26PR, airport is unable to accept arriving traffic. Please divert to a suitable airport” Deny entry to the airport for an inbound aircraft.
No Light Aircraft “N26PR, no light aircraft accepted at this time. Please start at a more appropriate airport.” Instruct the pilot to change aircraft or de-spawn, due to aircraft restrictions on the airport.
Traffic Alert “N26PR, traffic alert, check surroundings immediately” Instruct the pilot to check their surroundings looking for nearby traffic and take action as needed.
Wait for Clearance “N26PR, please wait for clearance before taxiing!” Instruct the pilot to request permission to taxi before doing so.
Wait for Clearance BFR Crossing RWY “N26PR, please wait for clearance before crossing the runway!” Instruct the pilot to request permission to cross the runway.
Not Cleared on Runway “N26PR, you were not cleared to enter the runway, please exit the runway.” Inform the pilot that they are not cleared to enter the runway AND instruct the pilot to exit the runway immediately.
Check ATIS “N26PR, check ATIS frequency for Airfield information” Request the pilot to check ATIS for operational information. Frequently used for pilots making requests against to what the ATIS states.
Not a Taxiway “N26PR, this is not a taxiway” Inform the pilot that the area where they are taxiing, is not a taxiway. (i.e. Terminal Area)
Taxi Through Grass “N26PR, do not taxi through grass” Instruct the pilot to avoid taxiing through grass.
Don’t Cut in Line “N26PR, please do not cut in line” Instruct the pilot to respect the order and avoid cutting in line.
Maintain Safe Distance “N26PR, maintain safe distance with aircraft ahead please” Instruct the pilot to maintain a prudent distance with aircraft ahead.
Check Runway “N26PR, please check runway assignment” Request the pilot to check their assigned runway.
Duplicate Frequency Change “N26PR, you were already instructed to change frequency” Remind the pilot that they are already cleared to tune in to another frequency.
Amend FPL with SID “N26PR please amend flight plan to include ATC preferred Standard Instrument Departure” Request the pilot to include a SID procedure to their Flight Plan.

Broadcast Messages
BROADCAST MESSAGES
COMMAND MESSAGE SENT MEANING
Facility is Closed “Attention all aircraft, Tower/Ground frequency is now closed, good day!” Announce to pilots in frequency that you have closed the frequency, ceasing ATC services.
Closing in… “Attention all aircraft, Tower/Ground is closing in X minutes” Announce to pilots in frequency that you will be closing the frequency in X minutes.
Notify ATIS Update “Attention all aircraft, ATIS information X is now current” Announce to pilots in frequency that a new ATIS has been published with updated operational information.
No Pattern Work “Attention all aircraft, no Pattern Work accepted at this time” Inform the pilots that Tower is not currently accepting pattern work at the airport.
Expect Delays “Attention all aircraft, airport is busy, expect delays” Inform the pilots to expect delays upon departures/arrivals based on current traffic levels.
Check ATIS “Attention all aircraft, check ATIS frequency for airport information” Instruct the pilots to check ATIS due to new information has been updated.
Req. FPL before Taxi “Attention all aircraft, please file a flight plan before requesting taxi” Instruct the pilots to file a flight plan when ATIS states “Flight Plan required”.
Frequency Busy “Attention all aircraft, frequency is busy, transmit important messages” Request aircrafts to only transmit important messages and avoid duplicate requests.
Controller Change “Attention all aircraft, controller change is in progress, please standby” Announce a controller change for the same frequency, to be used instead of “Facility is closed” when another ATC is taking over.
Runway Change “Attention all aircraft, runway change is in progress” Announce to aircrafts on frequency that a runway change is in progress due to operational reasons. Pilots can expect delays on taxi times.
Notify Airport Restrictions “Attention all aircraft, please check current airport restrictions. NOTAM will be enforced by reports” Request the pilots to check airport restrictions (TFR-ATIS) and take action if they happen to be violating any restriction.

On Guard Messages
ON GUARD
COMMAND MESSAGE SENT MEANING
Send Request to Contact “N26PR, you’re on an active airspace, please contact (Frequency name) on (Frequency)” Instruct the aircraft to contact your frequency.
Request return to frequency “N26PR, you’re on an active airport/airspace, please switch back to (Frequency Name) on (Frequency), thank you” Instruct an aircraft that tuned out of your frequency to tune back in.

Uncategorized / Direct Messages
UNCATEGORIZED
COMMAND MESSAGE SENT MEANING
Continue Taxi “N26PR, continue taxi” Instruct an aircraft to resume taxiing.
Hold Position “N26PR, hold position” Instruct an aircraft to maintain present position.
Hold Short + Runway Number “N26PR, hold short runway XX” Instruct an aircraft to stay outside of the runway.
Cross Runway + Runway Number “N26PR, cross runway (please expedite)” Authorize an aircraft to cross the assigned runway. Controller may add “Expedite” to the instruction.
Cross Runway + Already Cleared to Cross “N26PR, you were already cleared to cross the runway” Repeat to the aircraft that they have been already cleared to cross the runway.
Ask for Intentions “N26PR, say intentions” Request the pilot to inform the ATC their intentions by making the corresponding request.
Stand by “N26PR, standby” Request the pilot to wait; its use may very depending on the scenario. Must not replace “Hold Position” for taxi/pushback clearances.
Correction + Standby “N26PR, correction, standby” Inform the pilot that the instruction given will be corrected shortly by a subsequent instruction.
Correction + Disregard last message “N26PR, disregard last message” Inform the pilot that the instruction given is now lifted and that there is NO new instructions awaiting to be received in replacement.


Cleared for Take Off
CLEARED FOR T/O
COMMAND MESSAGE SENT MEANING
Runway + Send “N26PR (wind), runway XX, cleared for takeoff” Authorize the pilot to begin their take off roll.
Runway + Request Imm. T/O “N26PR (wind), runway XX, cleared for immediate takeoff” Authorize the pilot to begin their take off roll with no undue delay.
Runway + Runway Heading + Send “N26PR (wind), runway XX, cleared for takeoff. Fly runway heading until at or above X,XXXft.” Authorize the pilot to begin their takeoff roll and instruct to maintain runway heading until at or above the assigned altitude.
Runway + Runway Heading + Req. Imm. T/O “N26PR (wind), runway XX, cleared for takeoff immediate takeoff. Fly runway heading until at or above X,XXXft.” Authorize the pilot to begin their takeoff roll with no undue delay and instruct to maintain runway heading until at or above the assigned altitude.

Cleared to Land / For the Option
CLEARED TO LAND/OPTION
COMMAND MESSAGE SENT MEANING
Number X + Runway + Land “N26PR, number X, runway XX, cleared to land” Clear the pilot to land on the assigned runway.
Number X + Runway + Option + Left/Right Traffic “N26PR, number X, runway XX, cleared for the option, make left/right traffic” Clear the pilot for the option on the assigned runway and instruct the traffic direction for pattern work after the T/G.
Number X + Runway + Option “N26PR, number X, runway XX, cleared for the option” Clear the pilot for the option on the assigned runway; no traffic direction included. This type of clearance is mostly used to clear an aircraft during pattern work after they have received a traffic direction on a previous clearance. It can also be used when pattern work is being denied and the aircraft won’t be allowed to do patterns after the T/G, therefore no traffic direction is needed.

Pattern Instructions
PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS
COMMAND MESSAGE SENT MEANING
Enter [Pattern Leg] + Runway + Send “N26PR, enter [LEG], runway XX” Instruct the pilot the leg to use to enter to the pattern for the assigned runway, being the first one in the sequence.
Enter [Pattern Leg] + Runway + Sequence + Send “N26PR, enter [LEG] runway XX, number X, traffic to follow is on [LEG]” Instruct the pilot the leg to use to enter to the pattern for the assigned runway, being second and above in the sequence.
Turn Base “N26PR, turn base” Instruct the pilot to turn to base leg of the pattern.
Extend Downwind “N26PR, extend downwind, I’ll call your base” Instruct the pilot to extend their downwind leg until ATC instructs them to turn base.
Cancel Landing Clearance “N26PR, cancel landing clearance, number X, traffic to follow is on [LEG]” Cancels a previous landing clearance adding a correction to the sequence for that aircraft.
Turn Crosswind “N26PR, turn crosswind” Instruct the pilot to turn to crosswind leg of the pattern.
Extend Upwind “N26PR, extend upwind, I’ll call your crosswind” Instruct the pilot to extend their upwind leg until ATC instructs them to turn crosswind.
Continue Inbound “N26PR, continue inbound” Instruct the pilot to continue their inbound, whilst the ATC figures the sequence and pattern entry they will receive. This command does not replace a pattern entry.
Descend to Pattern Altitude “N26PR, descend to pattern altitude” Instruct the pilot to descend to pattern altitude in order to avoid conflicts with other inbounds to the airport.

Pattern Legs Diagram

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Back Taxi
BACK TAXI
COMMAND MESSAGE SENT MEANING
Runway + Send “N26PR, back taxi runway XX” Instructs the aircraft to back taxi on the runway without needing to line up and wait or exit the runway. Can be used for runways that may be utilized for taxiing to another runway.
Runway + Expedite “N26PR, back taxi runway XX, please expedite” Instruct the aircraft to back taxi to the runway in use whilst requesting to expedite the maneuver.
Runway + Contact Ground when Off the RWY + Send “N26PR, back taxi runway XX, contact ground when off the runway” Instruct the pilot to back taxi to the runway in use and contact ground frequency when they have exited the runway. (Mainly used for arrivals)
Runway + Contact Ground when Off the RWY + Expedite “N26PR, back taxi runway XX, contact ground when off the runway, please expedite” Instruct the pilot to back taxi to the runway in use and contact ground frequency when they have exited the runway, requesting to expedite their taxi. (Mainly used for arrivals)
Runway + Line Up and Wait + Send “N26PR, back taxi runway XX, line up and wait” Instruct the pilot to back taxi to the runway in use and LUAW awaiting a takeoff clearance.
Runway + Line Up and Wait + Send “N26PR, back taxi runway XX, line up and wait, please expedite” Instruct the pilot to back taxi to the runway in use and LUAW awaiting a takeoff clearance, requesting to expedite their taxi.

Exit Runway
EXIT RUNWAY
COMMAND MESSAGE SENT MEANING
Left/Right + Send “N26PR, when able turn left/right, contact ground when off the runway” Instruct the aircraft to exit the runway to a specific side of the runway.
Any + Send “N26PR, exit runway when able, contact ground when off the runway” Instruct the aircraft to exit the runway to any side of the runway.
Left/Right + Expedite “N26PR, when able turn left/right, contact ground when off the runway, please expedite (traffic on base/final)” Instruct the aircraft to exit the runway to a specific side of the runway, as soon as possible.
Any + Expedite “N26PR, exit runway when able, contact ground when off the runway, please expedite (traffic on base/final)” Instruct the aircraft to exit the runway to any side of the runway, as soon as possible.
Left/Right + Cross Runway + Send “N26PR, when able turn left/right, cross runway XX and contact ground.” Instruct the aircraft to exit the runway to a specific side of the runway, whilst authorizing a runway crossing upon exit.
Any + Cross Runway + Send “N26PR, exit runway when able, cross runway XX and contact ground.” Instruct the aircraft to exit the runway to any side of the runway, whilst authorizing a runway crossing upon exit.
Left/Right + Hold Short + Send “N26PR, when able turn left/right, hold short runway XX.” Instruct the aircraft to exit the runway to a specific side of the runway, whilst instructing to Hold Short. No hand off to ground given.
Any + Hold Short + Send “N26PR, exit runway when able, hold short runway XX.” Instruct the aircraft to exit the runway to any side of the runway, whilst instructing to Hold Short. No hand off to ground given.

Miscellaneous Messages
MISC. MESSAGES
COMMAND MESSAGE SENT MEANING
Follow Instructions (Simple) “N26PR, please follow instructions” Request the pilot to follow ATC instructions.
Follow Instructions (Report) “N26PR, please follow instructions or you will be reported” Final request to the pilot to follow ATC instructions.
Check User Guide "N26PR, please check the User Guide from the Home Screen for help using ATC instructions Advise the pilot to review the user guide to improve flying with ATC.
Duplicate Messages “N26PR, please avoid sending duplicate messages” Request the pilot to only request clearances once.
Stay on Frequency “N26PR, stay on my frequency” Request the pilot to stay on your frequency and do not tune out.
Please Expedite “N26PR, please expedite” Request the pilot to expedite the execution of the instruction given.
Freq Busy Be Patient “N26PR, frequency is busy, please be patient” Request the pilot to be patient upon requests.
Change Callsign “N26PR, please change callsign or you will be reported” Instruct the pilot to change their callsign (see ATC manual for guidance)
Aircraft too Large “N26PR, aircraft is too large for this airport” Instruct the pilot to divert due to airport size restrictions.
Unable, Divert “N26PR, airport is unable to accept arriving traffic. Please divert to a suitable airport” Deny entry to the airport for an inbound aircraft.
No Light Aircraft “N26PR, no light aircraft accepted at this time. Please divert to a more appropriate airport.” Instruct the pilot to change aircraft or de-spawn, due to aircraft restrictions on the airport.
Traffic Alert “N26PR, traffic alert, check surroundings immediately” Instruct the pilot to check their surroundings looking for nearby traffic and take action as needed.
Wait for Clearance BFR TKF “N26PR, please wait for clearance before taking off!” Request the pilot to receive a clearance prior taking off.
Wait for Clearance BFR LDG “N26PR, please wait for clearance before landing!” Request the pilot to receive a clearance prior landing.
Already CLR to LND “N26PR, you were already cleared to land, avoid unnecessary reports” Request the pilot to avoid unnecessary requests/reports after being cleared to land.
Exit Runway “N26PR, you were not cleared to enter the runway, please exit the runway” Instruct the pilot to exit the runway immediately after a runway incursion.
No Pattern Work “N26PR, Tower is not accepting pattern work at this time” Inform the pilot that Tower is not allowing pattern work at this time, after the pilot requested it.
Pattern Full “N26PR, pattern is full, no pattern work accepted at this time” Inform the pilot that pattern work is not allowed at this time due to a full pattern (max. capacity for sequencing).
Check ATIS “N26PR, check ATIS frequency for Airfield information” Request the pilot to check ATIS for operational information. Frequently used for pilots making requests against to what the ATIS states.
Check Runway “N26PR, please check runway assignment” Request the pilot to check their assigned runway.
No INT. DEPT “N26PR, no intersection departures allowed” Inform the pilot that no intersection departures are allowed, therefore, they need to continue taxi to the beginning of the runway to use maximum length available.
No more Pattern Work. Land or Divert. “N26PR, Tower is no longer accepting pattern work. Please land or divert” Inform the pilot that Tower will no longer accept them in the pattern. Therefore, they could either land (full stop) or divert (depart the airspace).
Check Runway (last one) “N26PR, please double check runway assignment” Request the pilot to check their assigned runway again.

Progressive Taxi Instructions
PROGRESSIVE TAXI
COMMAND MESSAGE SENT MEANING
Expect Progressive Taxi Instructions “N26PR expect progressive taxi instructions” Advise an aircraft that you will provide specific taxi instructions
Cross Runway + Runway Number “N26PR cross runway XX” Authorize an aircraft to cross the assigned runway.
Turn Left/Right Next Taxiway “N26PR turn left/right next taxiway” Instruct an aircraft to turn left or right on the next taxiway ahead
Continue Straight Ahead “N26PR continue straight ahead” Instruct an aircraft to continue ahead on the taxiway.
Make 180 “N26PR make 180” Instruct an aircraft to make a 180º turn on the taxiway.
Continue Taxi at your Discretion “N26PR continue taxi at your discretion” Authorize an aircraft to continue taxiing at their discretion after receiving prog. taxi instructions.
Follow Aircraft Ahead “N26PR follow aircraft ahead.” Instruct an aircraft to follow the aircraft ahead until given taxi at discretion or arrive to the runway/gate.

Deny Entry
DENY ENTRY
COMMAND MESSAGE SENT MEANING
Airport is Full “N26PR, due to heavy traffic, airport is not accepting incoming airplanes at this time” Deny entry to an aircraft due to heavy traffic on the airport.
Event in Progress “N26PR, an event is in progress, please contact approach for sequencing” Deny entry to an aircraft due to an event which requires approach sequencing for heavy traffic.

Request Speed
SPEED
COMMAND MESSAGE SENT MEANING
Approach Speed + Option “N26PR, maintain XXX knots until X mile final” Instruct the pilot to maintain 160/170/180 knots until they are 4/5/6 miles away.
Speed at your Discretion “N26PR, speed at your discretion” Lift a previous speed restriction given to the pilot.
Maintain Present Speed “N26PR, maintain present speed” Instruct the pilot to maintain their current speed (KIAS).
Maintain Slowest Practical Speed “N26PR, maintain slowest practical speed” Request the pilot to fly as slow as possible without risking the integrity of their aircraft.
Maintain Best Forward Speed “N26PR, maintain best forward speed” Request the pilot to fly as fast as possible within the server rules and professional flying etiquette.
Adjust Speed to Follow “N26PR, adjust speed to follow aircraft ahead” Request the pilot to adjust their speed to match the speed of the pilot ahead.

Broadcast Messages
BROADCAST MESSAGES
COMMAND MESSAGE SENT MEANING
Facility is Closed “Attention all aircraft, Tower/Ground frequency is now closed, good day!” Announce to pilots in frequency that you have closed the frequency, ceasing ATC services.
Closing in… “Attention all aircraft, Tower/Ground is closing in X minutes” Announce to pilots in frequency that you will be closing the frequency in X minutes.
Request Takeoff when 1ST “Attention all aircraft, please only request takeoff when first in line” Request the pilots to request a take off clearance once they are the first in line. Its use should be avoided when working with departures sequencing.
Notify ATIS Update “Attention all aircraft, ATIS information X is now current” Announce to pilots in frequency that a new ATIS has been published with updated operational information.
No Pattern Work “Attention all aircraft, no Pattern Work accepted at this time” Inform the pilots that Tower is not currently accepting pattern work at the airport.
Expect Delays “Attention all aircraft, airport is busy, expect delays” Inform the pilots to expect delays upon departures/arrivals based on current traffic levels.
Check ATIS “Attention all aircraft, check ATIS frequency for airport information” Instruct the pilots to check ATIS due to new information has been updated.
Req. FPL before Taxi “Attention all aircraft, please file a flight plan before requesting taxi” Instruct the pilots to file a flight plan when ATIS states “Flight Plan required”.
Frequency Busy “Attention all aircraft, frequency is busy, transmit important messages” Request aircrafts to only transmit important messages and avoid duplicate requests.
Controller Change “Attention all aircraft, controller change is in progress, please standby” Announce a controller change for the same frequency, to be used instead of “Facility is closed” when another ATC is taking over.
Runway Change “Attention all aircraft, runway change is in progress” Announce to aircrafts on frequency that a runway change is in progress due to operational reasons. Pilots can expect delays on taxi times.
Notify Airport Restrictions “Attention all aircraft, please check current airport restrictions. NOTAM will be enforced by reports” Request the pilots to check airport restrictions (TFR-ATIS) and take action if they happen to be violating any restriction.

On Guard Messages
ON GUARD
COMMAND MESSAGE SENT MEANING
Send Request to Contact “N26PR, you’re on an active airspace, please contact (Frequency name) on (Frequency)” Instruct the aircraft to contact your frequency.
Request return to frequency “N26PR, you’re on an active airport/airspace, please switch back to (Frequency Name) on (Frequency), thank you” Instruct an aircraft that tuned out of your frequency to tune back in.

Uncategorized / Direct Messages
UNCATEGORIZED
COMMAND MESSAGE SENT MEANING
Cancel Takeoff Clearance “N26PR, cancel takeoff clearance, hold position” Instruct the pilot to immediately hold position after being cleared to takeoff. Must be used instead of “Disregard last message”.
Sequencing “N26PR, number X, traffic to follow is on (selected leg)” Inform the pilot their number on the arrival sequence and the position of the aircraft ahead of them in the sequence.
Line Up and Wait “N26PR, line up and wait runway XX” Instruct the pilot to enter the runway, line up aligned with the centerline and hold position waiting for a takeoff clearance.
Go Around “N26PR, go around, make left/right traffic runway XX” Instruct the pilot to execute a Go Around, which means that they must discontinue their approach and retry on another pattern.
Request 360 “N26PR, make a 360 for spacing” Instruct the pilot to do a 360º turn in order to create spacing between arrivals.
Continue Taxi “N26PR, continue taxi” Instruct the pilot to resume taxiing.
Hold Position “N26PR, hold position” Instruct the pilot to maintain present position.
Hold Short + Runway Number “N26PR, hold short runway XX” Instruct the pilot to stay outside of the runway.
Cross Runway + Runway Number “N26PR, cross runway (please expedite)” Authorize the pilot to cross the assigned runway. Controller may add “Expedite” to the instruction.
Cross Runway + Already Cleared to Cross “N26PR, you were already cleared to cross the runway” Repeat to the pilot that they have been already cleared to cross the runway.
Departure Sequencing + Number “N26PR, you’re number X for departure” Inform the pilot of their position on the departure queue. “Hold Short” must be used for number 1 in line.
Ask for Intentions “N26PR, say intentions” Request the pilot to inform the ATC their intentions by making the corresponding request.
Stand by “N26PR, standby” Request the pilot to wait; its use may very depending on the scenario. Must not replace “Hold Position” for taxi/pushback clearances.
Correction + Standby “N26PR, correction, standby” Inform the pilot that the instruction given will be corrected shortly by a subsequent instruction.
Correction + Disregard last message “N26PR, disregard last message” Inform the pilot that the instruction given is now lifted and that there is NO new instructions awaiting to be received in replacement.



Official Information regarding the use of ATC commands can be found on the official ATC Manual and further tips and information can be found on the ATC Guide. You may also check a Beginners Guide I wrote with some tips and tricks for Ground and Tower control. If you have further questions, my inbox is always open.



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Love it nico! This will be great for so many people. U rock

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You always perfect :) thanks for making this thread Nico~~~

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Thanks, This is what I was looking for :)

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Very nice! Good job.

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Is this true? I thought if you are clearing for the option and the pattern is remaining the same you wouldn’t clear left/right traffic because the pilot should assume to remain the same flow as previously instructed.

That’s absolutely correct too, however what it’s shown there is true as well. I’ll rephrase it to include both, thanks for pointing it out!

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I’m learning and mainly I was making sure I understood correctly for my test. lol. Thanks for clarifying.

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I personally would not use what @nicopizarro’s example is. While IFATC has limited commands to handle no pattern work Touch and Go’s, I would just tell the person that pattern work is not allowed and land or divert and it be as simple as that.

“Cleared for the option” without the directional traffic is used primarily only for pattern work, and after the person has already been in an established pattern as you said @Jshnlsn

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@Jshnlsn the command explanation you are referring to, has been rephrased 👍

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@mwe2187 & @nicopizarro -

Thanks mates for the clarification. Like I previously said, I was just confused because I was studying for IFATC - and I thought I understood it’s usage but then I got confused by this explanation

Josh

Also - @nicopizarro - great work on this, it’s awesome.

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