Flashcards in IFR AIRSPACE PROCEDURES Deck (16):
The pilot in command of an IFR flight must plan in accordance with the air route specifications and flight planning requirements
published on En-route and Area charts. (4.1)
Where no route specification or requirement has been published then the pilot in command may deter....
determine the route, within CTA such a route must be approved by ATC. (4.4)
Flight Planning Requirements
All aircraft are required to comply with flight planning requirements when operating in....
IFR aircraft require clearances to operate in the following airspace
Separation in CTA
Only IFR present and separated by ATC
IFR and VFR present, IFR separated from IFR and
VFR by ATC
IFR and VFR present, IFR separated from IFR and VFR Class E:
by ATC procedurally.
IFR and VFR present, IFR separated from IFR and known VFR as much as possible.
RADAR Control Services
RADAR control services only exist within controlled airspace after an aircraft has been
If the word “visual” is used in conjunction with a vector or clearance then it is assumed the pilot will take over responsibility for
terrain and or traffic separation.
Selection of Levels
IFR aircraft must plan in accordance with the table
of cruising levels (IFR).
If an IFR aircraft is unable to maintain a standard cruising level than it may cruise at a non-standard level provided that;
(a) ATS is notified of the intended change of level; and
(b) if conflict occurs with an aircraft maintaining the correct standard level than the non-standard aircraft must give way by changing heading or altitude as required.
Except when RADAR identified an IFR aircraft must make position reports in all airspace
at the required intervals/positions.
The pilot in command of an IFR flight must notify to ATS any intention to amend route, deviate from track or change level with sufficient
time for ATS to respond with traffic.
In class G airspace (OCTA) an IFR aircraft will be provided
with a traffic information service only
No separation will be provided.