EXAMPLE: "Cairns Army Airfield information ALPHA. One-two-five six UTC weather. Measured
ceiling three thousand overcast. Visibility two, fog. Temperature six-five, wind zero-five-zero at eight,
altimeter two-niner-niner-two. ILS runway six approach in use. Cairns VOR out of service. Advise
you have ALPHA."
THE ATIS BROADCAST REVIEW
When possible, someone other than the person who prepared the tape should listen to and review
the newly prepared tape. Ensure that the content is complete and accurate, speech rate is proper,
enunciation is of high quality, and each part of the message is easily understood.
Keep a record of the ATIS message on the facility recorder. You may keep a written record in
the facility file for 15 days.
PART D--EQUIPMENT CHECKS
EQUIPMENT CHECKS EACH SHIFT
As soon as possible after assuming responsibility for operating the facility, perform the
equipment checks. Applicable equipment checks are listed below.
a. Radio Equipment
As a minimum, two-way transmitter and receiver checks shall be conducted on all radio
frequencies on a daily basis or following tape recorder and equipment repairs. These checks also shall
be conducted following normal preventive maintenance.
b. Weather Disseminating Systems and ATIS
Ensure that the ATIS
broadcast is complete and accurate before use.
c. Navigational Aid Monitors and Recording Equipment
Ensure that the visual and aural alarms of NAVAID monitors are operating properly. Ensure
also the quality of recorded transmissions.