2-1-18. OPERATIONAL REQUESTS

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  • 2-1-18. OPERATIONAL REQUESTS

    Respond to a request from another controller, a pilot or vehicle operator by one of the following verbal means:

    1. Restate the request in complete or abbreviated terms followed by the word “APPROVED.” The phraseology “APPROVED AS REQUESTED” may be substituted in lieu of a lengthy readback.
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      • (Requested operation) APPROVED. or
      • APPROVED AS REQUESTED.
    2. State restrictions followed by the word “APPROVED.”
      • PHRASEOLOGY
      • (Restriction and/or additional instructions, requested operation) APPROVED.
    3. State the word “UNABLE” and, time permitting, a reason.
      • PHRASEOLOGY
      • UNABLE (requested operation).
      • and when necessary,
      • (reason and/or additional instructions.)
    4. State the words “STAND BY.”

      NOTE: “STAND BY” is not an approval or denial. The controller acknowledges the request and will respond at a later time.

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