ATC jargon
Yesterday had a controller using "on the go" as in "cleared for touch and go on 30 L on the go south departure"

Does "on the go" simply mean after you complete one clearance (eg my touch and go) you are cleared for the later (the south departure)??

2 Replies
Thanks Ron!
1021 Posts
The phrase "on the go" is widely used by both pilots and controllers as a shorthand to mean "after completion of your touch and go/low approach", so your interpretation is correct.  However, it is not part of the Pilot/Controller Glossary, so new pilots might not know exactly what it means.  The textbook phraseology might be clearer, but three syllables instead of ten saves a lot of bandwidth when the Tower frequency is busy, and this one is so common that everyone assumes everyone else knows it.