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You can say "cancel radar service" (probably the most standard under ICAO), "cancel flight following," "request frequency change," or anything else that conveys the same general idea. If all else fails, plain English is always acceptable too. Regardless of which you say, ATC's response should be "radar service terminated, squawk VFR, frequency change ...


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On takeoff, tower will typically tell you to contact approach as you start your climb. After you do that, and if VFR and not on flight following, you just report "Binghamton approach, Nxxxxx is clear to the east" as an example, and can add your altitude. Binghamton, NY TRSA is the nearest one I fly thru with any sort of regularity (couple times a year). ...


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The way 91.215 is written, you must operate your mode C transponder in rule airspace unless ATC tells you not to. The reason ATC tells you not to squawk in the case of a formation flight is to avoid triggering a constant stream of Collision Alerts between members of the formation, which is useless, annoying and may distract them from an actual problem ...


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IMHO, I offer the following, the current FAR requires an operable transponder to enter any Mode C veil, regardless of your flight circumstances...(VFR/IFR/formation/flight plan or not/flight following or not). On January 1, 2020 the new requirement for all aircraft to enter any Mode C veil is an operable transponder with AD-SB Out capability. If you are ...


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You need to file a flight plan for each flight in Namibia, submit a clearance/permit request for your intended route (whole trip) with the Namibian CAA, the clearance number is to be added to your flight plan under item 18, other info, and you need to enter the country via port of entry airports, most practically via Upington to Keetmanshoop. I have just ...


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Note: A flight plan (FP) is needed for crossing a border, even for VFR. For US-Canada, the answer is yes to VFR-only planes/flights/pilots. Note: for crossing the ADIZ, that would require DVFR (Defense VFR). For UK-France, also yes. Note: even a mixed FP is possible (VFR-IFR-VFR). Below are excerpts from UK AIP: 1.11.1 Pilots undertaking Cross-Channel ...


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When filing a VFR flight plan with an ATS route identifier in it, consider the following: - check that the aircraft is equipped with suitable navigation aid receivers (e.g., ADF, VOR, GPS) - check the lowest altitude permitted for that specific ATS route - make sure the weather / clouds will allow you to climb and maintain the minimum ATS route altitude in ...


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