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What might an ATC say to instruct a pilot to maintain a certain speed and establish glide path?

My attempts (as someone who does not know much at all about how a plane is piloted) are:

  • "Maintain XXX onto glide path"
  • "Maintain XXX, report established on glide path"
  • "Maintain XXX until intercepting glide path"

but I'm not sure about them at all, nor about any potential differences in nuance between them.

Thank you!

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    $\begingroup$ I'm sure one of the ATC folks will give a better answer based on standard phraseology, but #3 is closest... $\endgroup$ Jan 1 at 2:54

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ICAO standard phraseologies are given in PANS-ATM Doc 44444 16th edition. Refer the following standard Phraseologies given in the 12th Chapter.

Para 12.4.2.2

d) CLEARED FOR (type of approach) APPROACH RUNWAY (number);

k) MAINTAIN (altitude) UNTIL GLIDE PATH INTERCEPTION;

e) REPORT ESTABLISHED ON LOCALIZER (or ON [GLS/RNP/MLS] [FINAL] APPROACH [COURSE]);

Para 12.4.1.6

c) MAINTAIN (number) KILOMETRES PER HOUR (or KNOTS) [OR GREATER (or OR LESS)] [UNTIL (significant point)];

So these blocks of phraseologies can be adapted to the above situation as

CLEARED FOR (Type of Approach) Runway XX. MAINTAIN 190 KNOTS UNTIL GLIDE PATH INTERCEPTION.[REPORT ESTABLISHED]

Note that contents inside the square brackets in the sample phraseology are optional

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    $\begingroup$ Thank you so much!! $\endgroup$
    – Pearl6527
    Jan 1 at 6:46
  • $\begingroup$ Is GLS/glideslope more commonly used than glide path? (Or do they not refer to the same thing?) $\endgroup$
    – Pearl6527
    Jan 1 at 6:57
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry—did a search and realized GLS doesn't refer to glideslope. In that case, is "report established on glide path" not something that's said? $\endgroup$
    – Pearl6527
    Jan 1 at 7:04
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    $\begingroup$ @Pearl6527 that's really depends on how the aircraft is carrying out the approach. Whether it is vectored on to the pilot interpreted final approach or carrying out a complete instrument approach etc. all the following are standard phraseologies depending upon the situation. "Report Established on Localizer", "Report established on ILS" , " Report establed on glide slope" $\endgroup$ Jan 1 at 9:43

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