Class B Arrival Procedures
To arrive to an airport within Class B airspace, check the ATIS and call
approach control while outside the airspace. You must receive an air
traffic control clearance to enter Class B airspace. The approach
controller must state your call sign and the phrase, "Cleared to enter the Class
Bravo". If the controller states your call sign and says, "Roger", or
"Standby", you may not enter the airspace.
Once cleared into the Class B airspace, arrival procedures are similar to those
of Class C airspace areas. The approach controller will transfer you to
the tower controller when you are closer to the airport. The tower
controller will provide any necessary instructions and a landing clearance.
Ground control will handle your ground movement.
Transitioning a Class B Airspace
Monitor ATIS and contact approach control with your transition request, prior to
entering the airspace. Again, a clearance is required to enter the
After monitoring ATIS, call clearance delivery for a departure clearance.
For example, "Orlando Clearance, Cessna Seven One One Papa Tango, VFR to Ocala
at four thousand five hundred, with alpha". Clearance delivery might
respond, "Cessna Seven One One Papa Tango, cleared through the Class Bravo
airspace, after departure fly runway heading, maintain VFR at or below one
thousand five hundred, departure frequency one one niner point four, squawk four
six one four".
When ready to taxi, contact ground control for taxi instructions to the
departure runway. When ready for takeoff at the departure runway, contact
tower for a takeoff clearance. As you exit the local area, tower will
switch you to departure control, who will handle your departure from the Class B