VFR flight following to frequency change etiquette

October, 31, 2019 by

You’re flying inbound to your destination and are with approach receiving flight following services while VFR. You are almost within 10nm of the airport and need a frequency change. What do you do?

1. Don’t enter that airport’s airspace. Turn to avoid it.
2. Don’t change frequency to Unicom or Tower on your own. Wait for a break, and then request a frequency change.

Work with the radar controller and lighten their workload.

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