|Last Updated||11/24/2020 22:27
by Finn Hutter
Note: This document is and may not be used for real-world ATC training. It is intended for use by controllers in the VATSIM network.
Purpose: This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) outlines the procedures to be used by all ZSE controllers to understand and apply the correct "Climb via SID" procedures at ZSE.
Beginning in July 2014 the FAA introduced new phraseology for standard instrument departures (SIDs), which has now been updated to NOTC51417-A. The newest revision of the FAA JO 7110.65Y documents this change and should be referenced for questions. This document will direct the implementation and subsequent use of the climb via phraseology. So, let us take a look at what changed.
The first change we will look at is the phraseology. In this example, we will look at an old IFR clearance, and one using new phraseology. In the example, the a/c (DAL112) has filed to KSFO FL330 HAROB6 ERAVE Q1 PYE PYE3. Further information is available in the 7110.65w pp 4-2-1 (Clearances).
New VATUSA SID Phraseology:
Use “Climb via SID.”
Use “Maintain XXXX”.
Use “Maintain XXXX.”
Use “Climb via SID except maintain (altitude)”.
Use “Maintain XXXX”.
In the TRACON Environment, the phraseology is as follows:
Applying VATUSA Notification 51417-A and Change #3 to 7110.65Y (see especially para 4-3-3)
Seattle Tacoma International Airport (KSEA)
1. SEA# - radar vectored SID with no published altitude restrictions and no published top altitude, do NOT use "Climb via SID" phraseology: "Maintain 7,000. Expect [cruise altitude] one-five miles after departure". (4-3-3 (f)(2))
2. SUMMA# – Pilot nav SID with published altitude restriction (for northbound departures) but no published top altitude: "Maintain 7,000. Expect [cruise altitude] one-five miles after departure.” (4-3-3 (e)(2))
3. MOUNT# - Hybrid SID with radar vectored segment after a published altitude restriction and "TOP ALTITUDE: ASSIGNED BY ATC": "Climb via SID except maintain 7,000." (4-3-3 (e)(2); note 4-3- 3 (f)(3) n/a as altitude restriction is prior to radar vectored segment)
4. HAROB#, BANGR#, ELMAA# - RNAV SIDs with published altitude restrictions and "TOP ALTITUDE: ASSIGNED BY ATC": "Climb via SID except maintain 7,000." (4-3-3 (e)(2))
5. ISBRG#, JEFPO#, OZWLD# - RNAV SIDs with published altitude restrictions and "TOP ALTITUDE: 9000": "Climb via SID."
VATUSA N JO-7110.601 (Outdated)
VATUSA JO-7110.601 CHANGE 1 (Effective May 1, 2017)
FAA JO-7110.65W Change 3 (Outdated)
FAA JO-7110.65X (Effective October 12, 2017)
Remaining questions should first be directed to the FAA JO-7110.65X. If the question remains unanswered, contact the TA at [email protected] for further assistance. Please email the TA if any information is incorrect or conflicts with any other training or directive.