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Roma Fiumicino & Ciampino Pilot Briefing

January 2013 rev1301b

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Roma Fiumicino & Ciampino Pilot Briefing

Contents
Introduction ......................................................................................................................................... 4 Airport information Roma Fiumicino ................................................................................................ 5 Airport information Roma Ciampino ................................................................................................ 6 Charts ................................................................................................................................................... 7 Scenery ................................................................................................................................................. 7 Performance......................................................................................................................................... 7 Radio discipline .................................................................................................................................... 8 Flight booking ....................................................................................................................................... 9 Departing flights ................................................................................................................................. 10 Arriving flights .................................................................................................................................... 13 And finally ........................................................................................................................................ 17 Annex 1 Roma Fiumicino aerodrome designators mapping........................................................... 18

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Introduction
This document contains recommendations and example procedures for pilots flying from/to Roma Fiumicino (LIRF) and Roma Ciampino (LIRA) airports. Phraseology examples are based on a flight departing from / arriving to Roma Fiumicino, nevertheless they should give you the idea even though you are departing from / arriving to Roma Ciampino. Procedures specific of only one of the two airports are clearly stated as such. The knowledge of these procedures will help both pilots and controllers enjoy the best possible flying experience in the Roma area. All pilots who will be reading this document Thank you for your effort in pushing our simulation a step closer to reality. Giovanni Pedone (187562)

Approved by: Silvano Bacci (LIRR-CH) Simone Amerini (IT-FOAC) Giuseppe Scribani (IT-AOC) Olmo Matteo Di Carlo (IT-FOC)

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Airport information Roma Fiumicino


ATS communication facilities
Position Delivery Ground Tower Departures Arrivals Director Callsign Fiume Planning Fiume Ground Fiume Tower Roma Departures Roma Arrivals Roma Director IvAc LIRF_DEL LIRF_GND LIRF_TWR LIRR_DEP LIRR_TN_APP LIRR_AR_APP Frequency 121.800 121.900 (122.125) 118.700 (127.625) 130.900 (131.100) 125.500 (127.950) 131.250 (119.200)

Preferential runways
Runway 25 is normally used for takeoffs, and runways 16L and 16R are normally used for landings, unless wind or other factors dictate. Runway 16R is usually used for landings of HEAVY aircrafts, since it is closer to parking stands reserved to this category. If the runway in use is not considered suitable, you may request permission to use a different runway; in such a case you may be subject to delay

Radio navigation and landing aids


Type ILS 16L ILS 16R ILS 25 ILS 34R ILS 34L Ident FLL FRR FEE FSS IFSW Course 161 161 248 341 341 Frequency 108.10 110.30 110.15 111.55 108.90

If your scenery is not updated, it will have different frequencies for ILS 34R and ILS 25. The old frequencies are: ILS 34R = 109.30, ILS 25 = 109.70. If the frequency you tune your instruments to and the frequency in your scenery mismatch, you will fail to capture the localizer. Check your scenery and tune your instruments to the correct frequency accordingly.

Complete details on Roma Fiumicino are available in AIP AD2 LIRF 1 (see chapter Charts).

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Airport information Roma Ciampino


ATS communication facilities
Position Ground Tower Departures Arrivals Director Callsign Ciampino Ground Ciampino Tower Roma Departures Roma Arrivals Roma Director IvAc LIRA_GND LIRA_TWR LIRR_DEP LIRR_TN_APP LIRR_AR_APP Frequency 121.750 120.500 130.900 (131.100) 125.500 (127.950) 131.250 (119.200)

Preferential runways
Runway 15 is normally used for takeoffs and landings, unless wind or other factors dictate. In case runway 33 is in use, you have the option to perform a beautiful non-precision approach with a visual manoeuvring track on final.

Radio navigation and landing aids


Type ILS 15 VOR/DME NDB Ident CIA ROM URB Course 150 Frequency 109.90 110.80 285.00

Complete details on Roma Ciampino are available in AIP AD2 LIRA 1 (see chapter Charts).

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Charts
You MUST have updated charts with you. Charts always have priority over your FMC data. Without charts you and the controllers will find it very difficult to get full enjoyment out of any flight or event. Real pilots always fly with charts, let's keep it as real as it gets! Please find charts for Roma Fiumicino (LIRF) and Roma Ciampino (LIRA) in the AIP AD2 section on ENAV website http://www.enav.it (free registration required), or alternatively here: LIRF aerodrome: http://web.ivao.it/phocadownload/Carte/lirf_ad.zip LIRF approaches: http://web.ivao.it/phocadownload/Carte/lirf_iac.zip LIRF SIDs and STARs: http://web.ivao.it/phocadownload/Carte/lirf_sid-star.zip LIRA: http://web.ivao.it/phocadownload/Carte/lira.zip

Scenery
To get the best possible experience, we highly suggest pilots using the following Roma Fiumicino scenery: FS9: LIRF scenery by ISD project
http://web.ivao.it/phocadownload/AFCADs/isdplirf.zip

FSX: default scenery + LIRF navaids update


http://web.ivao.it/phocadownload/AFCADs/ITA%20AIP%20AIRAC%20AMDT%201010.zip

Even with the suggested scenery, the taxiway designators and partially the layout may differ from the current actual designators and layout in Roma Fiumicino as they appear in recent aerodrome charts. Please refer to Annex 1 for aerodrome stands and taxiways designators mappings.

Performance
There will be a lot of aircrafts moving around during an event. To avoid frame rate problems on approach, which will cause severe delays, potential traffic conflicts, and even software crashes, you should reduce your aircraft display distance and limit the amount of aircraft IvAp will draw to something your system will handle. We recommend the following values for most average systems: Display distance limit: 10 nm IvAp visibility range: 10 nm Pilots using low-end systems are advised to reduce rendering settings as much as possible.

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Radio discipline
Listen first as you join a new frequency When you join a new frequency, wait for about 10 to 15 seconds listening to the channel before transmitting your message. Do NOT start speaking as soon as you join the channel: you may inadvertently step on another aircraft transmission or interrupt a conversation that is going on. Wait for others readback Do NOT call on frequency while the controller is waiting for readback from other pilots Wait for their readback first! Be brief and quick When you are given instructions, execute them PROMPTLY and be QUICK to start your readback. Be BRIEF! Do not readback what is not needed to be readback. Be sparing and savvy in using the frequency channel Frequency is precious, do not waste it! Pay attention You could be handed off to various sectors in quick succession so listen carefully to all frequency change instructions. When instructed to change frequency, you should do so without delay. Ask if you dont understand instructions If you are given instructions and you dont fully understand what you have to do, then tell ATC immediately Do NOT just assume or try to do it. If you are in doubt, check or ask! Controllers are there to serve you!

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Flight booking
When flying an event, you may be required to book your flight in advance. Booking is essential for assuring an orderly flow of traffic. If the event requires booking, please book your flight accordingly to the event instructions. Unbooked arriving flights will be accommodated as much as possible, but they may be delayed or diverted to nearby airports. If you are flying an unbooked departing flight, please connect at one of the remote stands further from the main terminals.

Booking a departing flight


When booking your flight, pay careful attention to the ETD (Estimated Time of Departure) as this is your off-block time. It is important that ETDs are adhered to. You must pushback at your ETD. Please aim to be connected at least 20 minutes before your ETD. As a large number of flights are involved during an event, delays may occur. Delivery controllers may delay your start up clearance and assign you a new off-block time.

Booking an arriving flight


When booking your flight, pay careful attention to the ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) as this is the time you should arrive in Fiumicino or Ciampino. Plan your departure time from the origin airport and your route accordingly. Upon booking you flight, you may be assigned a gate at your arrival airport. In order to assist controllers, please enter your assigned gate in your flight plan comments in the form "RMK/xxx LIRF".

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Departing flights
Connection
When you are flying an event, log on to the network and send your flight plan at least 20 minutes before your ETD (off-block time). Position your aircraft at the correct stand BEFORE connecting to the network. Avoid moving the aircraft around the apron by pressing the Y key while you're connected, since you may crash into other aircrafts. If you need to re-position, please disconnect first. You should park at the gate assigned in your flight booking (if any). If your gate is already occupied by someone else, please try to find a vacant gate close to the assigned one. If you are choosing the gate yourself, please select one that is compatible with your aircraft size (see Annex 1).

Delivery
Once you have prepared your aircraft and you are ready to move (i.e. boarding completed and doors closed), you must obtain your IFR clearance. Ask for the IFR clearance at least 10 minutes before your ETD. To get your IFR clearance: if you are departing from Fiumicino, contact Fiume Delivery on 121.800; if you are departing from Ciampino, contact Ciampino Ground on 121.750. In Roma Fiumicino, the Delivery controller will give you the start-up clearance together with the IFR clearance. When requesting your clearance you should include: Callsign, Stand number, Aircraft type, ATIS received.
Pilot: Fiume Planning, Alitalia 12RM, stand 408, Airbus 320 with Charlie, request clearance to Milano Malpensa

Allow up to 30 seconds for a reply as the controller may be busy when you first call. Your clearance will contain: Callsign, Start-up clearance, Clearance limit, SID, Initial climb, Squawk.
Controller: Alitalia 12RM, start-up approved, cleared to Milano Malpensa, via ERNEN 5A GILIO 5E, climb 4000 ft, squawk 1740

If you do not understand or you are not able to comply with any part of the clearance, then tell ATC immediately.

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As a large number of flights may be involved during an event, delays are possible. Delivery controllers may delay your start up clearance and assign you a new off-block time. Once you have readback your clearance, Fiume Delivery will instruct you to contact the Ground controller for pushback and taxi. Be ready to start pushback at your off-block time!

Ground Pushback
On first contact with the Ground controller, you should inform them of your stand number.
P: Fiume Ground, Alitalia 12RM, stand 408, request pushback

Have a good check around your aircraft before pushing back to ensure that you dont come into conflict with anyone else.

Ground Taxi
When the ground is congested, you may be instructed to taxi and hold short at an intermediate position on the airfield. If you are so instructed, make sure you STOP at those positions!
C: Alitalia 12RM, taxi via taxiway NG N, hold short B

When you approach the queue for the holding point of the departure runway in Roma Fiumicino, you will be told to monitor the Tower frequency.
C: Alitalia 12RM, monitor tower, 118.700

The word monitor means just that: you monitor the next frequency Do NOT call up. All you need to do is switch to the Tower frequency and stay quiet The controllers will speak to you when they need to. To ease the handling of high loads of departing aircrafts from runway 25 in Roma Fiumicino, multiple start points may be used. Ground or Tower controllers may instruct you to taxi to holding point BB and depart from Start Point A about of the full runway length (TORA 2485m), which is enough for most medium category aircrafts.
C: Alitalia 12RM, taxi holding point BB runway 25, via taxiway NG N

If you are so instructed, please check the aerodrome charts so that you dont miss holding point BB. Let ATC know in case your aircraft is so heavy to require full runway length.
P: Fiume Ground, Alitalia 12RM, unable BB due to performance, request full length runway 25

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Take-off
When it is your turn to line up, the Tower controller will contact you. The controller may issue a conditional instruction, so make sure you understand it.
C: Alitalia 12RM, behind departing Meridiana MD80, line up and wait behind P: Behind departing Meridiana MD80, line up and wait behind, Alitalia 12RM

In order to speed up departures and weather conditions permitting the Tower controller may instruct you to take-off after a preceding aircraft.
C: Alitalia 12RM, take-off after preceding Meridiana MD80 following radial 188

In the take-off after procedure, it is YOUR responsibility to maintain separation from the preceding aircraft until you turn along your SID or get under radar control. After take-off, you will be handed off to Roma Departures on 130.900. If you depart from Ciampino and certain specific runways configurations are in use, you may be told to contact Roma Director on 131.250.

Climb out
On first contact with the radar sector, you should report your passing level, cleared level and departure route.
P: Roma, Alitalia 12RM, passing 2000 ft climbing 4000 ft, GILIO 6E

You must climb in accordance with the SID profile. Do NOT climb above the assigned initial altitude until you have been cleared higher. The Roma TMA may be congested, so don't be alarmed if you do not get further climb straight away. ATC will climb you as and when they can, so do not request further climb. When you are cleared to climb to a Flight Level, change your altimeter from the local pressure setting (QNH/QNE) to the standard 1013 mb/hPa immediately. On climbing out you must comply with the 250 kts speed restriction below FL 100. Do NOT fly faster than 250 kts while below FL 100. If traffic conditions permit, the ATC will cancel such speed restriction.
C: Alitalia 12RM, Roma, radar contact, climb FL 240, no speed restrictions

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Arriving flights
Initial descent
As you approach your top of descent, if you have not received any descent instructions, ask the controller for descent.
P: Roma, Alitalia 12RM, request descent

Do NOT start descending without a clearance just because your FMC told you to do so. You MUST always have been given a clearance to change the level that your aircraft is flying at. Controllers may assign you speed restrictions while approaching Roma. At or above FL 250 speed restrictions will be expressed as a Mach number.
C: Alitalia 12RM, reduce speed 290 kts

You MUST comply with any speed restriction you are issued. If for whatever reason you are unable to fly at an assigned speed, let ATC know as soon as possible so that they can issue you with an alternative speed. You must NOT slow down or speed up unless cleared to do so by ATC.

Arrival route
As you approach the end of your route, the Area controller will inform you of the LINK ROUTE and/or STAR that you will join, possibly clear you to that LINK ROUTE and/or STAR, and anticipate your assigned runway as well.
C: Alitalia 12RM, cleared BOL 4A arrival, expect runway 16L

Please refer to charts for details on LINK ROUTEs and STARs. Unless the controller has explicitly removed any speed restrictions, you MUST comply with the speed restrictions of your assigned LINK ROUTE and/or STAR. Please check the speed limits on LINK ROUTEs and STARs charts. Start reducing your speed sufficiently in advance in order to arrive at the first LINK ROUTE and/or STAR waypoint with the prescribed speed. Pay attention to intermediate waypoints as they have progressively lower speed limits.

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If the Roma TMA is very congested, controllers may instruct you to enter a published holding pattern over a specified waypoint along your arrival route. Controllers may instruct you so also by specifying that waypoint as your fix limit.
C: Alitalia 12RM, cleared to BOL, fix limit

Do NOT proceed further than the fix limit You MUST enter the published holding over that waypoint. Please refer to charts for details about published holding patterns along arrival routes to Roma Fiumicino and Roma Ciampino. In case a waypoint has no published holding patterns, you must enter a standard holding. A standard holding over a fix has the inbound track the same as the route track that arrives to that fix, a right turn, and a leg time of 1 min or 1 min 30 sec if above 14000 ft. While in holding keep the following maximum speeds: 230 kts up to 14000 ft; 240 kts from 14000 ft to 20000 ft; 265 kts from 20000 ft to 34000 ft.

Initial approach
The Area controller will usually hand you off to the Approach controller 15 to 10 nm inbound the last route waypoint. On first contact with Roma Arrivals you should pass the following information: Call sign, Cleared Level, Position.
P: Roma Radar, Alitalia 12RM, descending FL 150, inbound ELKAP C: Alitalia 12RM, Roma Arrivals, continue as cleared

Once you reach the last waypoint of your cleared LINK ROUTE or STAR that is, the Initial Approach Fix (IAF) you must NOT proceed beyond that without a clearance. If you have not received any instructions on what to do once reaching the IAF, then you MUST enter the published holding pattern. Please refer to charts for details about published holding patterns over IAFs to Roma Fiumicino and Roma Ciampino. If you have been instructed to hold or are already in the hold, you will be informed of the expected delay.
C: Alitalia 12RM, hold at TAQ, expect delay 10 to 15 minutes

If the delay in the holding is in excess of 20 minutes, Expected Approach Times (EAT) will be issued. The EAT is the time at which the controller expects you will be making an approach.
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If the time reaches your EAT and you have not yet been cleared to leave the holding, you MUST remain in the holding. Do NOT leave the holding just because its your EAT (unless you have a radio failure, in which case you leave the holding at the last acknowledged EAT and carry out the non-radar approach). Ask ATC if they anticipate how much longer you will be holding for. When you are first cleared to descend from a Flight Level to an altitude, change your altimeter from the standard pressure setting (1013 mb/hPa) to the local pressure (QNH/QNE) immediately.

Final approach
At some stage during the approach to Roma Fiumicino, you will be instructed to contact the Director controller, who will put you on the ILS. If your destination is Roma Ciampino, it is usually the Arrivals controller who will put you on the ILS. When you first call the Director controller, give your callsign only.
P: Roma, Alitalia 12RM

You may be instructed to switch to the Director frequency and report your heading when you first contact them.
C: Alitalia 12RM, Roma Arrivals, relay heading on [Roma Director] 131.25 P: 131.25, Alitalia 12RM P: Roma Director, Alitalia 12RM, heading 100

The controller may only clear you to intercept the localizer.


C: Alitalia 12RM, descend 4000 ft, cleared to intercept localizer runway 16L

Do NOT descend on the glideslope until you have not been cleared to. If you are cleared to the localizer only, you will need a separate clearance in order to descend on the glideslope.
C: Alitalia 12RM, descend 2500 ft, cleared ILS 16L

Once you are established on the ILS, you may be assigned with speed restrictions to be maintained until the Outer Marker or 4 nm final. You must NOT reduce below or increase above the assigned speed until you pass the Outer Marker or 4nm final. If you are not capable of meeting the given speed, let the ATC know as soon as possible!
C: Alitalia 12RM, maintain speed 160 kts until outer marker

You will be handed off to the Tower controller once established on the ILS. Upon handing you off, the radar controller will usually give you the distance from touchdown.
C: Alitalia 12RM, 10 miles to run, contact tower 118.7 15

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Landing
In order to reduce workload, when you are in sequence behind a preceding aircraft to land on runway 16L/34R in Roma Fiumicino and environmental conditions permitting the Tower controller may allow you to land before the preceding aircraft has vacated the runway.
C: Alitalia 12RM, land after preceding Meridiana MD80 landing on runway 16L

In the land after procedure, it is YOUR responsibility to maintain separation from the preceding aircraft. Roma Fiumicino has rapid exit taxiways, that is taxiways leading off the runway usually at a 45 degree angle, to allow aircrafts to turn off the runway at a quicker speed (up to about 60 kts), getting them off the runway quicker. It is vital that you vacate the runway as quick as you can. Make use of rapid exit taxiways wherever possible. Do not stop your aircraft on the runway Keep rolling. As you clear the runway you will be instructed to contact the Ground controller. If you landed on runway 16L/34R at Fiumicino, you will possibly be instructed as follows.
C: Alitalia 12RM, continue standard 1

Standard 1 means: Monitor on Fiume Ground frequency 121.900, taxi on D, hold short of EG . Once you have followed the taxi instructions to your assigned gate, there is no requirement for you to report on the gate or request shutdown. Please disconnect not later than 5 minutes after shutdown.

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And finally
The last but most important thing Have fun!! If you have any questions regarding items mentioned in this document, please do not hesitate to get in contact with me or the IT Division Staff.

Thank you and enjoy your flight!

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Annex 1 Roma Fiumicino aerodrome designators mapping


Stands: mapping from current designators to old ones as they appear in old sceneries. The rightmost column gives the aircraft size up to which the stand is able to accomodate.
Current 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 331 332 Old D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D8 D9 D10 E1 E2 E3 E4 E5 E6 E7 E8 E9 E10 E11 E12 E13 E14 E15 E16 E17 E18 E19 E20 E21 E22 E23 F1 F2 Aircraft B757 B757 B757 B757 B757 B757 B757 B757 B757 B757 A320 A320 A320 A320 AT72 AT72 AT72 AT72 A320 A320 A320 A320 A321 B767 A321 B767 A321 B767 A321 B767 A321 A320 A321 A321 A321 Current 333 334 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 518 528 600 601 602 603 604 607 609 610 611 Old F3 F4 A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10 A11 A12 B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 B8 B9 B10 B82 B84 N10 N9 N8 N7 N6 E18 N5 N4 N3 Aircraft A321 A321 A321 A321 A321 A321 A321 A321 A321 A321 A321 A321 A321 A321 A321 A320 B747 A321 B747 A321 B747 B767 B767 A321 A321 A321 A320 A321 A321 A321 A321 A321 A321 A321 A321 Current 612 613 622 623 701 702 703 704 705 706 707 708 709 710 711 801 804 805 806 807 808 809 810 811 812 821 822 823 824 842 843 844 Old N2 N1 S2 S3 T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 T8 T9 T10 T11 K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K10 K9 K8 K7 K6 W8 W7 W6 W5 W1 W2 W3 Aircraft A321 A321 B747 B747 B767 B747 A380 B747 B747 B747 B747 B747 B747 B747 B767 B767 B767 B767 A321 A321 F70 B767 B767 B767 B767 B747 B747 B747 B747 B757 B757 B757

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Taxiways: mapping from current designators to old ones as they appear in old sceneries.
Current AD AF AG AH DL DM H M NW R S T V W Y Z Old AC AD AE AF DC M I V I NZ CR CS CF T IT IW IY I

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