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RTC – MOD-05 – Pt.07 – Uncontrolled Airfield Procedures

Principle behind the radio comms

  • As there’s no ATC station, all calls are to (airfield) traffic instead of ground or tower.
  • There are no requests that are aimed to an ATC who then would instruct or clear the pilot on the next action.
  • The radio comms aim to inform the surrounding traffic of the pilots intentions.
  • Compared to comms with ATC, no radio communication is ever established with any other station, thus, all calls start with (airfield) traffic, callsign.
  • Deconfliction and separation is achieved by communication, and explained in further detail on the separate topics.

Radio check and taxi

(Airfield) Traffic, Hammer 31, radio check

Hammer 31, Mentor 11, readability 5

Mentor 11, Hammer 31, readability 5

(Airfield) Traffic, Hammer 3 Flight, 3 F-16s, taxiing holding point RW27

(note there is NO reply as there’s no ATC station)


Once at the holding point:

(Airfield) Traffic, Hammer 3 Flight, pushing TOWER, Stud 2

(On Tower Stud 2 frequency)

(Airfield) Traffic, Hammer 3 Flight, take-off RW27

Around the exit of the MATZ

(Airfield) Traffic, Hammer 3 Flight, departing West, pushing TAC 1


Between 25nm and 10nm of the airfield

(Airfield) Traffic, Hammer 3 Flight, 3 F-16s, 20nm Southeast of (Airfield), to rejoin

(Airfield) Traffic, Hammer 3 Flight, Initials

(Airfield) Traffic, Hammer 31, on the break to land

(Airfield) Traffic, Hammer 31, finals, gear down


(Airfield) Traffic, Hammer 31, runway vacated, pushing ground frequency

Push ground frequency

(Airfield) Traffic, Hammer 31, taxi-back

Non-standard calls

Not everything goes perfect all the time, so here are a few calls that might come in handy in those situations.

(Airfield) Traffic, crossing runway 06R

(Airfield) Traffic, Hammer 31, going around

(Airfield) Traffic, Hammer 31, aborting rejoin

(Airfield) Traffic, Hammer 31, exiting the circuit and rejoining

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