VFR Flight Following in a Cirrus SR20

flydigital  /  Dec 12, 2016  /  0  /  496  / 

If you've ever wondered how to request VFR flight following from Air Traffic Control, here's a video from a recent flight of mine from Bendigo to Moorabbin Airport. The airspace around Ballarat Airport (one of my waypoints) was pretty congested on this day. I'd heard on the radio and read in the NOTAMs that there would be a number of VFR and IFR aircraft around the Airport.

So en route to Ballarat I called up ATC and requested VFR Flight Following. VFR Flight Following is a service provided by Air Traffic Control who will follow your progress and provide updates on traffic and any potential conflicts that may be in your path. It's a really good service and I thoroughly recommend asking for it if ATC have the capacity. You won't always get it, but if you don't ask, you'll never know!

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