I often listen to the ATC for YYZ Arrivals and was wondering if someone could help me understand a little better rhe terminology that I hear.
Typically a plane will check in with its call sign and report altitude and will usually say something like, :We have whisky...or we have x-ray." What does this mean exactly. How far is a plane typically from the airport at 13000ft or so.
As they are brought in their cleared to different altitudes and have their speed reduced. What is a base leg?
Finally at about 3000 to 4000ft ATC will say, "AC868 cleared for ILS on rwy 24L contact tower at..."
At this point is the aircraft flying on the localizer on final approach. And at what point do they hit the outer marker?
Thanks for any help you can offer.