Saying “…inbound on the ILS Runway…” is when you have been cleared by the approach controller for the ILS. You would say “…inbound, requesting Runway…” when there is no approach but there is Tower and you are requesting to land on a specific runway.
Tower is responsible for telling you are cleared for the option but you have to say you are inbound for T&G beforehand
Yes you do…
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Howdy @IbiPlays! There seems to be some misinformation going around in this thread so let me clear some things up :)
You will call “inbound on the ILS, runway xx” when an approach controller has cleared you for an ILS approach for that specific runway. You will call “inbound for landing, requesting runway xx” when there’s been no approach controller and only a tower frequency with which to communicate.
The chart shown by @TimShan05 gives some instruction for how to handle different types of approaches with an approach frequency and a tower frequency.
If you are remaining in the pattern with a tower frequency, it is their job to sequence you within the pattern and then clear you for the option for the runway. They may move you around depending on the number of runways, traffic, etc. and in the case that they do change your runway, they’d give you a pattern entry for the new runway, a sequence if necessary, and again, that clearance for the option for the runway. You do not have to request to do touch and goes if you’ve been cleared to remain in the pattern.
Nope! If you announce a go-around or tower tells you to go around, you do not have to call inbound for landing/touch and goes again. The controller in either situation is aware that you had to go around, and they’ll give you a traffic instruction to make, left or right traffic.
I hope that this has helped you! If you need any more guidance about using ATC, please feel free to DM me or check out the ATC tutorials found in #tutorials:atc. Have a great rest of your day!