3. Air Traffic Control Clearances


To determine the candidate’s ability to obtain, read back and comply with clearances.


Based on actual or simulated clearances, the candidate will obtain, read back and comply with clearances throughout the flight.

Performance Criteria

Assessment will be based upon the candidate’s ability to:

  1. establish two-way communications with the appropriate controlling agency/radio station, using proper phraseology;
  2. obtain and read back clearances received; and
  3. when necessary, request clarification, verification, or change if unable to comply.
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