In the interests of safety and knowledge that everyone can understand exactly what is being asked of them it is important for military aircrew and civil controllers to be sure of the others intentions. This is particularly true when the military pilot is operating as GAT.
IFATCA Policy is:
When military aircraft operate as General Air Traffic (GAT), civil ATC should expect the military pilot to use standard ICAO phraseology.
Where controllers are expected to handle military aircraft on a regular basis, they should be made aware of the differences between ICAO and military phraseology.
|See: WP 90 – Cancun 2002|
Last Update: September 29, 2020