Sample Exercises From Chapter 2

Session 2 Exercises. Reading Back Final Approach Clearances

Read these instructions to the person trying these exercises: For all of the following exercises, your call sign will be Cessna Three Zero Delta. Read back the clearance after it is given to you.

Exercise 5. You are on a base leg heading of two seven zero degrees. Your current altitude is three thousand. The anticipated approach is an ILS to Runway Three Six. ATC says, “Cessna Three Zero Delta, four miles from the outer marker. Turn right heading three three zero. Maintain three thousand till established on the localizer. Cleared the ILS Runway Three Six approach.”

Answer: The pilot should read back his clearance like this: “Cessna Three Zero Delta, right heading three three zero. Maintain three thousand till established on the localizer. Cleared ILS Runway Three Six approach.”

Notes: The pilot should not read back the advisory message “Four miles from the outer marker.” Make sure the pilot reads back his call sign exactly like this: “Cessna Three Zero Delta.”

Exercise 6. You are on a base leg heading of one three zero degrees. Your current altitude is four thousand. The anticipated approach is a Localizer Back Course to Runway Four. The final approach fix name is Creed. ATC says: “Cessna Three Zero Delta, five miles from Creed. Turn left heading zero seven zero. Maintain two thousand seven hundred till established on the localizer. Cleared the Runway Four Localizer Back Course approach.”

Answer: “Cessna Three Zero Delta, left heading zero seven zero. Maintain two thousand seven hundred till established on the localizer. Cleared Runway Four Localizer Back Course approach.”

Notes: The pilot should not read back the advisory message “Five miles from Creed.” Make sure the pilot reads back his call sign exactly like this: “Cessna Three Zero Delta.”

Exercise 7. You are on a base leg heading of zero two zero degrees. Your current altitude is five thousand. The anticipated approach is a VOR-Alpha approach, circle to land Runway Two Eight. The Cloudcroft VOR is the final approach fix and the course inbound to the VOR is one one zero. ATC says: “Cessna Three Zero Delta, three miles from Cloudcroft. Turn right heading zero eight zero. Maintain four thousand five hundred till established on the localizer. Cleared VOR-Alpha approach, circle to land Runway Two Eight.”

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