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Scratch_Pad_Use

Scratchpad Use Directive

DEPARTURES


Headings

  1. Departure Procedures listed in the route section of the flight plan or when pilot is to “Pilot Nav” to the initial fix of the flight route, no scratchpad entry is needed.
  2. Assigned departure headings or when an aircraft is being vectored in a scenario that they normally would not be (not being vectored to final approach course), the scratchpad will be used to document the heading assignment.
  3. Aircraft departing an airport with an assigned heading of “runway heading” may be abbreviated via “RH”

    Heading assignment format:
    H{3 digit degree assignment}

    Examples:
    H120
    H020
    H360
    RH

  4. If the departure heading is the same as what the Facility Directive calls for (standard), do not enter the heading into the Scratchpad.





Obstacle Departure Procedures

  1. If the pilot is assigned a specific non-graphical ODP, this must be reflected in the Scratchpad.


Format
DP{Runway number/abbreviation if runway is two digit}{ R/C/L designation}

ODP Examples:

ODP and RunwayScratchpad
ODP RWY 30DP30
ODP RWY 30RDP0R
ODP RWY 01DP1










VFR RADAR SERVICES

  1. Utilize the Scratchpad to denote the type of service or non-service a pilot is to receive concerning flight following/VFR RADAR services.
  2. Do not scratchpad pattern work aircraft. If the flight plan has the same departure and arrival airport and no radar services scratchpad entry, it is assumed the pilot is reporting to LC for pattern work.



ServiceScratchpad
Flight followingFF
Flight following northboundFFN
Flight following to the southeastFFSE
No flight followingNFF
No flight following to the southNFFS
No flight following to the northwestNFNW















APPROACH ASSIGNMENT

  1. Approach assignment/request scratch will be placed in the scratchpad by the controller that is responsible for assigning approach/runway to pilots.
  2. Specifics not in the legend below such as HI-ILS/LOC, SA CAT I/II/III, PRM, Back-course and IAPs alike are not scratched and should be voice/text coordinated. Variants of the approaches are scracted such as A/B/C/D/X/Y/Z, if available.
  3. The goal is to keep the scratchpad entry limited to 3 characters. Therefore, abbreviate the runway assignment to the last digit of the runway when an approach variant or runway L/R/C designation is present.
    1. When an approach variant is assigned/requested, along with the runway having a L/R/C designation, then a 4 letter scratchpad entry is allowed. Example: Billings (KBIL) RNAV Z 28R approach would be: RZ8R


Scratchpad format


{Approach Type} {Variant} {Runway}


Approach Type Code Legened

Approach TypeScratch
Visual ApproachV
Contact ApproachC
ILS ApproachI
LOC ApproachL
RNAV ApproachR
GPS ApproachG
VOR ApproachO
NDB ApproachN
SDF ApproachS
LDA ApproachD
TACAN ApproachT




























Examples
{Approach Type}{Runway}

Approach TypeRunwayScratchpad Code
VisualRWY 01V1
ILSRWY 10i10
ContactRWY 10RC0R
LOCRWY 10CL0C
LDARWY 10LD0L














Variants

Approach Type and variantRunwayScratchpad Code
ILS YRWY 30iY0
ILS YRWY 30RiY0R
RNAV ZRWY 1RZ1
VOR-An/aOA














GENERAL / ENROUTE

  1. Assign the following as appropriate

FormatUseExample
NDOAircraft was previously in communication with ATC but is now NORDONDO
AFKWhen pilot requests to step awayAFK
D Number of degrees L/RNumber of degrees deviation from courseD10R
/ Waypoint abbreviation Aircraft is flying present heading and will proceed direct displayed waypoint when able/DTA
M 2 digit mach number without the period Aircraft is restricted to displayed Mach NumberM80
M 2 digit mach number without the period -Aircraft is restricted to displayed Mach Number or lessM80-
M 2 digit mach number without the period +Aircraft is restricted to displayed Mach Number or greaterM80+