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To assist a radar controller to identify your aircraft you are asked for your position. The aerodrome at Bierfeld is 10 miles east of you. How do you report your position in relation to it? G-ACZG.
  • A
    ZERO NINE ZERO ONE ZERO BIERFELD.
  • B
    POSITION BIERFELD TEN MILES EAST.
  • C
    POSITION TEN MILES WEST OF BIERFELD.
  • D
    BIERFELD TEN MILES ZERO NINE ZERO.

This question is tricky as there is no correct option. We have selected the "least incorrect option":
Numbers are generally transmitted by pronouncing each digit separately (except hundreds and thousands). Therefore, the correct option should read ONE ZERO miles and not TEN MILES.


ICAO Doc 9432
3.4 POSITION REPORTING

3.4.1 Position reports shall contain the following elements of information, except that elements 4), 5) and 6) may be omitted when prescribed on the basis of regional air navigation agreements. (Element 4) shall be included in the initial call after changing to a new frequency):

1) aircraft identification;
2) position;
3) time;
4) flight level or altitude, including passing level and cleared level if not maintaining the cleared level;
5) next position and time over; and
6) ensuing significant point.

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