Automated Terminal Information
a looped recording or a voice synthesis system which
plays a looping audio stream over
a radio frequency for the purpose
of giving weather and other operational information
to Pilots. Information
can include runways in use, wind direction and speed, cloud level, and any other important information
needs to know. Can also refer to the information
1: What does
the ATIS say?
recording) "Sydney Terminal Information India. Arrivals and Departures, runway 25. Men with Hand tools
operating to the edge of runway 34 left. Winds 280 at 20 knots, gusts to 30 knots. Crosswind maximum 19 knots. Visibility
Greater than 10 kilometers, Reduced
to 5000 metres in passing showers. Cloud, Few at 800 feet, scattered at 2000 feet, broken overcast
at 4500 feet. Temperature 20 celcius, QNH 1017 millibars. On first contact with Sydney Approach
or Ground, notify receipt
of India." (recording loops to begining again).
2a: Sydney Approach
Qantas 462 descending 8000 through
10,000 visual on top, have ATIS India.