VFR Phraseology

Special VFR

Only for Special VFR, a startup clearances is required. Special VFR is only to be used if the VMC-Conditions are not met!
Besides the startup-clearance, the Takeoff-Clearance is also slightly different, therefore those clearances can be seen below.
Refer to the ATMM Article 7.2 for further information.

Pilot

Zurich Apron, HBSGD, GA sector 1, information V, request start up for special VFR to Birrfeld, route W.

Apron

HBSGD, Zurich Apron, start up approved. QNH997, squawk 7001, report ready for taxi.

Pilot

Zurich Tower, HBSGD, intermediate holding position P1, ready for departure, outbound W.

Tower

HBSGD, Zurich Tower, cleared to W. After departure, maximum 3000ft, follow route W. Wind 240/5kts, runway 28, cleared for take off

Pilot

Cleared to W, after departure maximum 3000ft, follow route W. Runway 28, cleared for take off, HBSGD

Pilot

Zurich Apron, Grüezi, HB-PMT, Piper Arrow at General Aviation sector 1, request taxi, information F.

Apron

HB-PMT, Zürich Apron, hello. Squawk 7005, QNH1018, taxi to intermediate holding position P1.

Pilot

Squawk 7005, QNH1018, taxi
to holding position P1, HBPMT.

Apron

H-MT, report ready for
departure.

Pilot

Wilco, H-MT.

Pilot

H-MT, ready for departure

Apron

H-MT, contact Tower, 118.100.

Pilot

118.100, H-MT.

Pilot

Zurich Tower hello, HB-PMT, intermediate holding position P1, ready for departure, outbound route W.

Tower

HB-PMT, Zürich Tower. Line up runway 28 and wait, your departure in 2 minutes for wake turbulence separation.

Pilot

Line up runway 28, HB-PMT.

Tower

H-MT, leave control zone via route W. The wind 250/04, runway 28, cleared for takeoff.

Pilot

Leave CTR via route W, runway 28, cleared for take-off, H-MT.

Pilot

H-MT, W, 3500ft.

Tower

H-MT, squawk VFR, frequency change approved, information available on 124.700.

Pilot

Squawk VFR, leaving frequency, H-MT.

Pilot

Zurich Information, Grüezi, HB-PMT

Information

HB-PMT, Zurich Information, Grüezi, pass your message

Pilot

HB-PMT, PA28, VFR local flight from Zurich, Wohlen 3’500ft, proceeding via Aarau, Olten, Hallwilersee

Information

H-MT, roger, QNH Zurich 1015, next report Hallwilersee

Pilot

Next report Hallwilersee, H-MT

Pilot

H-MT Hallwilersee, 3500ft

Information

H-MT, contact Zurich Tower 118.1

Pilot

118.1, H-MT

Pilot

Zurich Tower, hello. HB-PMT, Hallwilersee 4000ft, for landing via route W, information D.

Tower

HB-PMT, Zürich Tower, hello. Enter CTR via route W, QNH1019, squawk 7001, stand by for landing runway.

Pilot

Enter CTR via route W, QNH1018, squawk 7001, HB-PMT

Tower

H-MT, hold over W2, approximately 5 minutes delay due to departures on runway 16. Expect landing runway 28

Pilot

Holding over W2, expecting runway 28, H-MT

Tower

H-MT, join downwind runway
28.

Pilot

Joining downwind runway 28, H-MT.

Pilot

H-MT, downwind runway 28

Tower

H-MT, number 2. Number 1 is a Cessna 172 turning on base runway 28.

Pilot

Number 2, number 1 in sight, H-MT.

Pilot

H-MT, final runway 28.

Tower

H-MT, wind 270/9, runway 28, cleared to land.

Pilot

Cleared to land runway 28, HMT.

Tower

H-MT, turn left on K, contact Apron 121.755.

Pilot

121.755, H-MT.

Pilot

HB-PMT, vacated runway 28 on K, request taxi to general aviation sector 1

Apron

HB-PMT taxi via A and Y to general aviation sector 1

Pilot

Taxi via A and Y to general aviation sector 1, HB-PMT

Situation – Opposite traffic

Tower

HBSGD, lookout for a Cessna 172, reported W2 at 2500ft inbound for landing.

Pilot

Traffic in sight, HBSGD.

Tower

HBCHK, lookout for a Diamond DA40, just departed runway 28,
leaving via route W.

Pilot

Traffic in sight, HBCHK.

Situation – Traffic following same route

Tower

HBSGD, lookout for a Cessna172, just passed W2 at 3000ft, will also leave via route W

Pilot

Traffic in sight, HBSGD.

Situation – IFR and VFR traffic

Tower

HBSGD, your traffic is an A320 on short final runway 14, report in sight.

Pilot

Traffic in sight, HBSGD.

Tower

SWR85KJ, your traffic is a single engine piston on lefthand downwind runway 28, report in sight

Pilot

Traffic in sight, SWR85KJ.

IFR Phraseology

Pilot

Zurich Delivery, SWR89KJ, A320, stand B35, request IFR clearance to Geneva, Information X

Delivery

SWR89KJ, Zurich Delivery, cleared to Geneva, runway 28. Climb to 5000ft, departure VEBIT3W, Squawk 1000

Pilot

Cleared to Geneva, runway 28, climb to 5000ft, departure VEBIT3W, squawk 1000, SWR89KJ

Delivery

SWR89KJ, readback correct. For start-up and pushback, contact Zurich Apron on 121.755.

Pilot

121.755, SWR89KJ.

Pilot

Zurich Apron, Grüezi, SWR89KJ, ready for pushback and start up.

Apron

SWR89KJ, Push back and startup approved, facing West.

Pilot

Push back and start-up approved, facing West, SWR89KJ.

Pilot

Zurich Apron, Grüezi, SWR89YX, ready for pushback and start up.

Apron

SWR89YX, Zurich Apron, stand by. Expect start-up in 5 minutes due to traffic congestion.

Pilot

Standing by, SWR89YX.

Pilot

SWR89KJ request taxi

Apron

SWR89KJ, Taxi via Inner and A,
to intermediate holding
position A2.

Pilot

Inner and A to intermediate holding position A2,SWR89KJ

Apron

SWR89KJ monitor/contact tower 118.1

Pilot

118.1, SWR89KJ

Pilot

SWR45KJ, request taxi

Apron

SWR45KJ, taxi via N, F, Inner and K, hold short runway 28.

Pilot

N, F, Inner and K, holding short runway 28, SWR45KJ.

Apron

SWR45KJ, for crossing contact tower 118.1

Pilot

118.1 SWR45KJ

Pilot

Zürich Tower Hello, SWR45KJ holding short runway 28 on K.

Tower

SWR45KJ, cross runway 28 and contact apron 121.855

Pilot

crossing runway 28, 121.855, SWR45KJ

Pilot

Zürich Apron Hello, SWR45KJ on taxiway K.

Apron

SWR45KJ, taxi to holdingpoint runway 32 H3.

Pilot

taxi to holding point runway 32 H3, SWR45KJ

Apron

SWR45KJ, contact tower 118.1

Pilot

118.1, SWR45KJ

Pilot

SWR45KJ, request taxi.

Apron

SWR45KJ, Taxi via E, hold short runway 28.

Pilot

Via E, holding short of runway 28, SWR45KJ

Apron

SWR45KJ, for crossing contact tower 118.1

Pilot

118.1, SWR45KJ

Pilot

Zürich Tower Grüezi, SWR45KJ, holding short runway 28 on E.

Tower

SWR45KJ, Züri Tower Grüezi, Cross runway 28 and contact apron 121.855.

Pilot

crossing runway 28, 121.855 SWR45KJ

Pilot

Züri Apron Grüezi, SWR45KJ, on taxiway E.

Apron

SWR45KJ, Zürich Apron Grüezi, taxi straight ahead via E, hold short runway 16.

Pilot

Taxi straight ahead via E, holding short runway 16, SWR45KJ.

Apron

SWR45KJ, contact tower 118.1

Pilot

118.1, SWR45KJ.

Pilot

Zurich Tower good morning, SWR57PU, approaching A1 runway 28, ready for departure

Tower

SWR57PU Tower hello, BEHIND Airbus 320 on short final, line up and wait runway 28, BEHIND

Pilot

BEHIND Airbus 320 on short final, line up and wait runway 28, BEHIND, SWR57PU

Tower

SWR57PU, correct

Tower

SWR57PU, Wind 250 degrees, 5 knots, runway 28 cleared for takeoff

Pilot

Runway 28, cleared for takeoff SWR57PU

Pilot

Zurich Departure good morning, SWR57PU, 2’000 ft climbing 5000ft

Departure

SWR57PU Departure hello, identified, climb to FL120

Pilot

Climb to FL 120, SWR57PU

Departure

SWR57PU, contact Swiss Radar 133.405

Pilot

133.405, Swiss 57PU

Pilot

Swiss Radar, good day, EZY22D FL370

Radar

EZY22D Swiss Radar, identified, direct ODINA

Pilot

Direct ODINA, EZY22D

Radar

SWR215, stop climb to FL290, restricting traffic above, expect further climb in 5 minutes

Pilot

Stop climb FL290, Swiss 215

Radar

SWR215 climb FL370

Pilot

Climb FL370, SWR215

Radar

BAW728, expect to cross AKASU FL190 , report ready for descent

Pilot

Expecting FL190 over AKASU, wilco, BAW728

Pilot

Ready for descend, BAW728

Radar

BAW728, descend to FL190 to be levelled at AKASU

Pilot

Descend FL190 to be levelled at AKASU, BAW728

Pilot

Zurich Arrival good afternoon, SWR108U, FL 150 descending to FL130, an Airbus 321 with information X-Ray

Arrival

SWR108U Zurich Arrival good day, identified, descend to FL90, BERSU1G arrival, expect vectors for ILS approach runway 14

Pilot

BERSU1G arrival, descend to FL90, ILS runway 14 SWR108U

Tower

SWR108U direct GIPOL, descend to FL80

Pilot

Direct GIPOL, descend to FL80, SWR108U

Tower

SWR108U hold at GIPOL as published

Pilot

Holding at GIPOL, SWR108U

Tower

SWR108U turn right heading 020 vectoring for ILS approach runway 14, descend to 6’000 ft, QNH 1006

Pilot

Right heading 020 ILS RWY 14 and descending to 6’000 ft, QNH 1006, SWR108U

Tower

SWR108U turn left heading 170, intercept localizer runway 14

Pilot

Turn left heading 170 intercept localizer runway 14, SWR108U

Tower

SWR108U descend to 4’000ft, cleared to ILS approach runway 14, report established

Pilot

Descend to 4’000 ft, cleared ILS approach runway 14, Wilco SWR108U

Pilot

SWR108U established ILS runway 14

Tower

SWR108U 8 miles from touchdown, contact tower 118.1

Pilot

118.1 SWR108U

Pilot

Zurich Tower Grüezi, SWR215, ILS 14, 8 miles from touchdown

Tower

SWR215 Tower hello, wind check 200 degrees 15kts, continue approach,
number 2

Pilot

Wilco, SWR215

Tower

SWR215 preceding airbus about to vacate, wind 200 degrees 14kts,
runway 14 cleared to land

Pilot

runway 14 cleared to land, SWR 215, is H2 available?

Tower

SWR215, affirm

Pilot

SWR215