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- Sep 17, 2023
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Hi, I'm very new to aviation. I've been wondering how to request permission to takeoff and land. Can anyone help me out?
Would add to this who you are talking to. It is true that at an uncontrolled field (no tower or tower closed) you do not have you announce your intentions, but in my opinion if you have the ability to do so it is preferable and certain safer. See and avoid is much easier if you know where to look. I have been on short final at least a few times when a plane rolled up to the runway and were going to take off. When they announced their intentions I was able to react faster, either by telling them again I was on short final or doing a go around. Has happen when I was in the pattern as well. It is a big open space there but it is amazing how crowded it can get.No matter the phraseology, what it all boils down to is who you are, where you are, what you want.
Their only experience is typically large commercial airports with lines of airliners in sequence coming and going. Hard to visualize something simpler and self-directed.When I talk about flying my own plane to folks unfamiliar with aviating, 99% of the time they are absolutely aghast that most of the time I don't need anyone's permission to takeoff or land. They are even more surprised when I tell them I don't even need to talk to anyone when flying.
I then ask them if they need permission to drive their car to the next city. They say "no". They kinda get the concept after that, but not really.
I'm so sorry to hear.The author, Bob Gardner, was a POA regular until his passing a couple of years ago. He is missed.
Found this on another message board today ... Bob Gardner, author of The Complete Pilot Series from ASA and a long-admired member of the aviation community, passed away on October 7, 2021. A wealth of knowledge and a great author to work with, Bob had an amazing aviation career that he matched...www.pilotsofamerica.com
Given that the OP is so new to aviation and we don't even know if she is taking lessons, maybe just curious, I think this is the best answer.At a non-toward airport you just take off and land. If you want you can make a radio call.
Add a towered airport you have to ask permission.