Guide to R.T at Rochester Airport.

 

At Rochester Airport we are a licenced airfield and we offer an Aerodrome Flight Information Service (AFIS)

There are a number of Flight Information Service Officers (FISO) at Rochester and they are all trained to give this service using (generally) the same vocabulary (set of words and phrases), Shown in RED

There are 4 generally heard types of calls at or around Rochester:

Departing Rochester

Arriving Rochester

Overflying Rochester

Taxiing at Rochester

Departing Rochester

Rochester Information,  Golf Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta parked on the grass request radio check and taxi for flight to Headcorn, 2 POB,  endurance 4hrs.

Golf Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta reading you strength 5 - taxi to the hold for runway 20 right hand - surface wind 210 degrees, 10 knots -  QNH 1012

Golf Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta - Taxi to the hold 20,  QNH 1012

If Circuits are to be flown, then modify the call to:

Rochester Information Golf Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta parked on the grass request radio check and taxi for circuits.

Golf Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta - reading you strength 5 - taxi to the hold for runway 20 right hand - surface wind 210 degrees, 10 knots -  QFE 1000

Golf Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta - Taxi to the hold 20,  QFE 1000

When checks are complete.

Rochester Information Golf Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta ready for departure.

Golf  Charlie Delta take off at your discretion 20, wind 210,  10 knots.

Golf  Charlie Delta taking off 20.

 

Arriving Rochester

Rochester Information Golf Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta Inbound

Golf Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta -  Pass your message

Golf Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta  is a PA28 inbound to you from Headcorn 2 POB - present position Detling 2000 feet request Joining and Landing INFORMATION * note it is important to ask for information - not instructions since this is a Flight information service not full ATC therefore the FISO cannot issue instructions to you in the air.

Golf Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta we are using runway 20 right hand circuit QFE 1000, wind 210,  10 knots.

Runway 20 right hand QFE 1000, I will be joining from the deadside (or overhead or downwind depending on type of join being made) Golf Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta.

Golf  Charlie Delta, Roger call downwind

Golf  Charlie Delta Wilco

 

Overflying Rochester

Rochester Information Golf Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta, Basic Service.

Golf Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta -  Pass your message

Golf Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta is a PA28,  2POB,  Headcorn to Damians Hall - present position Detling 2000 feet request Basic Service and overfly your airfield at 2000.

Golf Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta - Basic Service QNH 1012, One aircraft just departed Rochester towards the East,  two in the circuit and one aircraft last reported East abeam at 1900 feet, report overhead at 2000.

Golf Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta copy the traffic and will report overhead.

 

Taxiing at Rochester

Rochester Information,  Golf Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta parked on the grass request taxi for fuel.

Golf Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta Taxi.