Should you report position

October, 15, 2021 by Kyle Boas

Reporting position should only be used if your intention is to inform the controller of your new intentions.

Cleared for the option but intend on doing a full stop landing, report full stop. More of a nice gesture to report full stop since the controller already cleared you for a full stop landing in the option clearance. Cleared to land but want to do a touch and go, report touch and go.

We do not need reminders and we cannot ask you to report position on a specific leg, so reporting position randomly only wastes the controller’s time, we can’t unsee you.

Kyle Boas is the Founder of the IFATC Education Group. He is an IFATC Supervisor and Infinite Flight Appeals team member. — More