Approach or Departure?

Discussion in 'Change to my Frequency...' started by AndrewX, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. Timbeck2

    Timbeck2 Final Approach

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    Of course there is, but its internal to ATC and the scope and chair that the controller's pink butt is currently in front of. Approach doesn't say, contact "arrival" when they hand them off to the arrival controller, they just say approach. That's what I was getting at with my controller (who STILL isn't rated by the way) who looks at the A or the D tag and says "arrival" instead of approach.
     
  2. Stan Cooper

    Stan Cooper Line Up and Wait

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    Late to the party, but I use "approach" primarily because it's only two syllables and "departure" is three. It just seems cleaner.
     
  3. flyingron

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    Just don't call them CENTER.
     
  4. iamtheari

    iamtheari Cleared for Takeoff

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    What about “traffic”?
     
  5. rbridges

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    My CFII got me in the practice of using departure when making first call to ATC when leaving the departure airport. That's the only time I do it. I know it's probably the least important aspect of the flight, but it's just the way I was trained and it stuck.