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What are the general principles of vectoring?
- a) apply ATS surveillance system separation;
- b) achieve an expeditious flow of aircraft;
- c) maximise use of available airspace;
- d) comply with noise abatement procedures;
- e) avoid areas of known hazardous weather or known severe turbulence
Vector arriving aircraft to:
- a) adjust the arrival sequence;
- b) establish the acft on final approach track of a pilot-interpreted approach;
- c) manoeuvre an aircraft into a suitable position below cloud near an aerodrome for a visual approach and landing.
What must you provide when vectoring an acft for final approach?
- a) provide an intercept angle with the final approach track of 45 deg or less;
- b) advise the range from the aerodrome or position with reference to the final approach point;
- c) inform that the vector is to intercept the approach;
- d) provide a clearance for the approach, when clearance has been authorised;
- e) instruct the pilot to report when established on final approach track; and
- f) ensure that the aircraft is established on final approach track at least 2nm before commencement of final approach.
What is an abbreviated Final Approach procedure?
When vectoring an aircraft that will not follow the full instrument approach procedure, consider the commencement of final approach to be that point at which the aircraft intercepts the prescribed descent profile.
What must you provide when acft reports established on final?
Note: Vectoring services are then automatically terminated.
- a) advise the pilot of the aircraft’s distance to touchdown; and
- b) instruct the pilot to transfer to the tower frequency.
What is the basis of separating a Close Formation from other airspace users?
- Close formation acft are considered to be one aircraft.
- Separation is based on the lead aircraft;
What is the basis of separating a Standard Formation from other airspace users?
- Acft may be manoeuvred up to 1 NM either side of, co-altitude with and up to 1 NM behind the lead aircraft.
- Separation is based on the outer edges of these manoeuvring limits;
What is the basis of separating a Military Tactical Formation from other airspace users?
- Aircraft in a military tactical formation occupy an airspace block defined in the flight notification.
- Separation is based on the outer limits of the airspace block
What is the basis of separating an In-Trail Formation from other airspace users?
- When aircraft are in an in-trail formation, individual aircraft use aircraft radar and/or TACAN to maintain contact and spacing with the aircraft ahead.
- Separation is based on the first and last aircraft in the trail.
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