departure instructions to be followed on completion of the approach. Climbout instructions must
include a specific heading and altitude except when the pilot maintains visual flight rules (VFRs) and
contacts the tower.
PHRASEOLOGY: AFTER COMPLETING LOW APPROACH, CLIMB AND MAINTAIN ONE
THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED; FLY RUNWAY HEADING; CONTACT
CAIRNS APPROACH ON TWO-THREE-FOUR POINT FOUR, OVER.
(2) These procedures may be omitted after the first approach if instructions remain the same. In
other words, if you have a pilot making successive low approaches or a touch and go, do NOT repeat the
climbout instructions after the first approach, providing these instructions remain the same.
e. Position Reports.
(1) Inform the pilot of the aircraft's position at least once before starting final approach.
PHRASEOLOGY: ARMY SIX-TWO-THREE, FIVE MILES NORTH OF AIRPORT, OVER.
(2) When this position report is issued, the arrival controller inserts a checkmark in Block 14
(Figure 2-4) denoting a position report has been issued.
Figure 2-4. Final Controller Position Report Issued.
f. Landing Check.
(1) If the arriving aircraft is a US Army or USN aircraft, you must advise the pilot to perform a
landing check while the aircraft is on the downwind leg and in time to complete it before turning on the
base leg. If an incomplete pattern is used, issue a landing check before starting the descent on final
approach for a surveillance approach.
PHRASEOLOGY: PERFORM LANDING CHECK.
(2) When the landing check is issued, the arrival controller inserts a checkmark in Block 15
(Figure 2-5) denoting the landing check has been issued.