Radio Calls specific to Watsonville Airport

Radio Calls, Watsonville, CA

 

WT = Watsonville Traffic               W = Watsonville                               H = Helicopter                   L = Left              R = Right *Substitute “2-0” for any of the other runways (8, 2, 2-6)

 

Sample Departure Radio Calls:

WT

H 0SH on the go Alpha taxiway, parallel 2-0

L closed traffic (or “staying in the pattern”)

W

 

WT

H 0SH departing south end of Alpha taxiway, parallel 2-0

Straight out departure

W

 

WT

H 0SH departing grass area, between Alpha taxiway and 2-0

L closed traffic

W

 

WT

H 0SH on the go, Alpha taxiway, parallel 2-0

Left crosswind departure

W

 

WT

H 0SH departing Alpha taxiway, parallel 2-0, have the landing traffic in sight

L closed traffic

W

 

 

Sample Traffic Pattern Radio Calls:

WT

H 0SH L crosswind 2-0

W

 

WT

H 0SH L crosswind 2-0, departing the pattern

W

 

 

WT

H 0SH L downwind 2-0 (can add location such as “midfield” or “abeam the numbers 2-0” or “abeam the number 2”)

W

 

WT

H 0SH L downwind 2-0, number 2 (if you are following an aircraft in the pattern.  Could also be “number 3” if multiple aircraft are in the pattern)

W

 

WT

H 0SH L downwind 2-0, number 2 behind the Cessna (substitute type of aircraft you are following if known.  This lets the aircraft you are following know that you have them in sight.)

W

 

WT

H 0SH L base 2-0

W

 

WT

H 0SH L base 2-0, number 2

W

 

WT

H 0SH L base over runway 2-6 for 2-0

W

 

WT

H 0SH L base over home depot runway 2-0

W

 

WT

H 0SH final Alpha taxiway, parallel 2-0

W
 

WT

H 0SH final 2-0, number 2

W

 

WT

H 0SH L base to final runway 2-0, simulated engine failure (if doing a straight-in autorotation)

W

 

 

WT

H 0SH R downwind to final runway 2-0, simulated engine failure (if doing a 180° autorotation)

W

 

WT

H 0SH L base to final Alpha taxiway, remaining east of 2-0 at all times

W

 

 

Miscellaneous Airport Radio Calls:

WT

H 0SH clear of 2-0

W

 

WT

H 0SH air taxiing from north to south end of Alpha taxiway, parallel 2-0

W

 

 

Sample Position Reports When in the Vicinity of the Airport:

WT

H 0SH 1 mile to the southeast, climbing through one thousand for two thousand five hundred

Southeast bound

W

 

WT

H 0SH abeam Moss Landing at one thousand five hundred, inbound for landing

W

 

WT

H 0SH over the river and the freeway, L 45 entry 2-0

W

 

WT

H 0SH on a 3 mile 45 runway 2-0

W

 

WT

H 0SH 3 miles east, at one thousand two hundred, will be making an extended L base runway 2-0

W

 

WT

H 0SH on a 2 mile R base runway 2-0

W

 

WT

H 0SH short final runway 2-6

W

 

WT

H 0SH 6 miles to the northeast over the quarry at three thousand two hundred, northeast bound, last call,

W

 

 

Sample Calls to Find Out What Other Aircraft Are Up to:

 

Aircraft on final, will you be making a full stop, or touch and go?

 

Aircraft in run up area for 2-0, please hold short for landing traffic.

 

Aircraft on downwind, I do not have you in sight.  Please say your position.

 

Aircraft rolling on 2-0, will you be making a left or right turn out?