When to send “airport in sight”

February, 12, 2021 by

One of the options when you are with an Approach controller is the option to send an “airport in sight” command to let the controller know you can see the airport. Per the Infinite Flight Flying Guide:

The pilot may report airport in sight if they can see the airport while on a visual approach.

This should not be used if you are receive radar vectors, flight following services or being vectored for an ILS or GPS approach. It’s used for visual approaches.

The controller will request that you “report airport in sight” when on a visual once you are in a position where you will be able to see the airport, then you’d reply with “airport in sight”.

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