16 / 20

A pilot is planned to fly from Aberdeen Airport to London Heathrow. He/she receives the following ATC clearance:
'Globe Air 123 is cleared to London Heathrow flight plan route, FL210, squawk 4577'.
The correct response is…

  • A
    “Globe Air 123 is cleared to London Heathrow flight plan route, FL210, squawk 4577”.
  • B
    “Cleared to London Heathrow flight plan route, FL210, squawk 4577, Globe Air 123”.
  • C
    “Globe Air 123 is cleared flight plan route, FL210, squawk 4577”.
  • D

    “Cleared as filed, climb to FL210, squawk 4577, Globe Air 123”.

ICAO Doc 4444

4.5.7.5 READBACK OF CLEARANCES

4.5.7.5.1 The flight crew shall read back to the air traffic controller safety-related parts of ATC clearances and instructions which are transmitted by voice. The following items shall always be read back:

a) ATC route clearances;
b) clearances and instructions to enter, land on, take off from, hold short of, cross, taxi and backtrack on any runway; and
c) runway-in-use, altimeter settings, SSR codes, level instructions, heading and speed instructions and, whether issued by the controller or contained in automatic terminal information service (ATIS) broadcasts, transition levels.

  • The entire message should be readback to ensure that nothing important is missed/misunderstood.
  • As is standard with R/T communications, when replying to or reading back an ATC message, the pilot's transmission shall finish with the callsign of the aircraft

Your Notes (not visible to others)



This question has appeared on the real examination, you can find the related countries below.