Calling level?!

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Calling level?!

Post by sofar » Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:28 am

Been flying with so many guys and everyone is saying something different..but nobody is able to show me where they found that reference...so my question is, in Canada, do we still have to call level (radar..and no radar), and do we have to call leaving our altitude. I know in US we dont...?!?!
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Re: Calling level?!

Post by Pygmie » Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:42 am

Taken from the AIM:

http://www.tc.gc.ca/CivilAviation/publi ... -0.htm#8-4

Although the CARs do not specifically direct pilots to report altitude information to ATC, pilots, if not operating in radar airspace (i.e. radar-identified by ATC), should report reaching the altitude to which the flight has been initially cleared. When climbing or descending en route, pilots should report when leaving a previously-assigned altitude and when reaching the assigned altitude.

On initial contact with ATC, or when changing from one ATC frequency to another, when operating in radar or non-radar airspace, pilots of IFR and CVFR flights should state the assigned cruising altitude and, when applicable, the altitude through which the aircraft is climbing or descending.

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If the phrase “report level,” “report leaving” or “report passing” is used by ATC the pilot shall comply (CAR 602.31 - Compliance with Air Traffic Control Instructions and Clearances).
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Re: Calling level?!

Post by ahramin » Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:24 pm

Exactly. I don't see where the confusion can be coming from as it is quite simple. Radar airspace: don't call, non radar airspace: call. Same as position reports.
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Re: Calling level?!

Post by invertedattitude » Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:22 pm

Personally for me, if you're in radar I don't care if you call level or not, but I also don't mind it either.
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Re: Calling level?!

Post by Jerricho » Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:29 pm

Some more good discussion in this thread (link)
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