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1 ATS for General Aviation
VFR Operations at LCLK Nicolas Mytides SATCO LCLK Air Traffic Control Tower Unit

2 LARNAKA (LCLK) ARP N E RWY22/04 (2994x45m) AD Code E Elev. THR22 6ft, THR04 11ft ILS CAT I RWY22 – VOR/DME RWY04 – NDB APP Mixed IFR/VFR, State Apron 1, Apron 2, GA Apron 2, GA “old” Cap. 12ARR/12DEP – total 18/hr ARFF Cat.8

3 LCA Traffic Counts 2013 Total Yearly Count 6520 Average / Month 543
Max/Min 708/405 Touch & Goes 3309

4 New General Aviation Apron (Apron 2) Access via taxilane CU – ITHP CU1
CPAU ATC AIS MET ARFF New General Aviation Apron (Apron 2) Access via taxilane CU – ITHP CU1 Vehicle service road crossing - CAUTION STD taxi routes for VFR RWY22 vacate via D (depart via B) RWY04 vacate via B (depart via D) OLD GA APRON

5 Airways within the FIR below FL200 (Class C airspace)
Within Nicosia FIR, Air Traffic Control Service is provided to VFR traffic in the following airspace: Airways within the FIR below FL200 (Class C airspace) Aerodrome Control Zones (CTR-Class C) LCLK 8000ft (25nm) Aerodrome Traffic Zones (ATZ-Class B) LCLK 3000ft (4nm) Class Type of Flight Separation Service B IFR All aircraft Air Traffic Control Service VFR C IFR from IFR IFR from VFR VFR from IFR ATCS for separation from IFR; VFR/VFR traffic information G IFR/VFR not provided Flight Information Service All the airspace of Cyprus is a prohibited area except those parts designated as training areas and VFR routes.

6 LCLK CTR Local VFR VFR Routes VFR Training Areas Marki/Klirou Standard
S/L-Kalochorio-Mosfiloti Marki/Klirou Direct S/L-Kalochorio-Alambra Limassol Standard S/L-Kalochorio-Mosfiloti-Dipotamos Dam Limassol Direct S/L-Klavdia-Dipotamos Dam Night VFR (LCA-PHA vv) VFR Training Areas PSEVDAS (LCV101) Class C MARKI (LCV102) G/3000ft AMSL KLIROU (LCV 103) G/5000ft AMSL LIMASSOL (LCV107) G/3000ft AMSL All Training Areas designated as RMZ/TMZ AIC C004/09

7 Klirou TA Marki TA Limassol TA

8 Weather minima Special VFR
VFR flights shall not take off or land at an aerodrome within a control zone, or enter the aerodrome traffic zone or traffic pattern: ceiling less than ft or ground visibility less than 5 km Special VFR Subject to ATC clearance, Special VFR flights may operate within a control zone: ground visibility not less than 1500m (helicopters 800m) ceiling not less than 600ft during day only speed 140kts IAS or less clear of cloud, in sight with surface Separation Between IFR and special VFR and between special VFR flights.

9 VMC Minima

10 Flight Plan Change IFR to VFR ATC
Notify ATC specifically that the IFR flight is cancelled and communicate changes to be made on current flight plan. Shall not cancel IFR unless anticipated that flight will be continued for a reasonable period of time in uninterrupted visual meteorological conditions. Change shall only be acceptable only when message “CANCELLING MY IFR FLIGHT” initiated by pilot-in-command. ATC Advise pilot if aware that IMC likely to be encountered along the route of flight. Acknowledgement “IFR FLIGHT CANCELLED AT ... (time)”; Inform other ATS units to whom the IFR FPL was addressed except those passed; VFR to IFR Submit FPL to ATC, communicate changes, obtain a clearance prior proceeding IFR when in controlled airspace.

11 Simulated IFR subject to ATC approval…
fully functioning dual controls… qualified pilot occupies a control seat to act as Safety Pilot for the person who is flying under SIM instrument conditions… the Safety Pilot shall have adequate vision forward and to each side of the aircraft… ATS provision as VFR flight...

12 Night VFR Night VFR Route
Min Altitude: 3000ft AMSL (climb/descent in airport vicinity) Route Description: Salt Lake – Kophinou – Yermasoyia dam – Kouris dam – Avdimou – Ahelia vv. Weather Minima Visibility 10k at both airports (cross country), or 8km (circuits). No clouds below the level which is 1000ft above level of flight. No warning of deterioration in the minima above. Authorization Subject to traffic and MET conditions, authorized by ATC to operate only in aerodome vicinity or on designated route, provided pilot, or instructor of a training flight, is a holder of a valid PPL license with night-flight rating qualification.

13 VFR Radio Failure Procedures
Aircraft North/West Set A7600. Last cleared altitude. Arrive over salt lake. Observe aerodrome traffic, RWY-in-use. Orbit/descend 500 ft over roundabout abeam the Control Tower. Look out for ATC light signals. Rock the wings as acknowledgement when observing signal. GREEN climb 1000ft, join circuit via RD RWY22 or LD RWY04. RED climb 1000ft, remain over salt lake. Repeat when traffic permits.

14 Aircraft East/South (sea)
Set A7600. Last assigned altitude. Arrive on downwind abeam Control Tower. Observe aerodrome traffic, RWY in-use. Orbit/descend 500ft on downwind. Look for ATC light signals. Rock wings for acknowledgement when observing signal. GREEN maintain 500ft, join circuit via LD RWY22 or RD RWY04. RED remain abeam Control Tower, continue orbiting until a green signal observed.

15 Emergency Procedures Local Standby
declared when an aircraft approaching the airport is known or is suspected to have developed some defect but the trouble is not such as would normally involve any serious difficulty in affecting a safe landing. Flight crew may be reluctant to use the standard prefixes to inform ATC initially. Controllers shall ask pilot if declaring an emergency. If the pilot declined to do so, the controller may, if he considers it appropriate, carry out the necessary actions as if the pilot had declared an emergency. Full Emergency declared when an aircraft approaching the airport is known or is suspected to be in such a trouble that there is an imminent danger for accident.

16 State of Emergency External Notification Internal LOCAL STANDBY ARFF


18 Thank you ... ... Enjoy flying !

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