SNFO/SWSO VOICE COMMUNICATIONS
Assume that you have just responded to Tower's request and haven't yet reached the numbers:
"BUCK 710, Break at the numbers."
When reaching the numbers, break without making a transmission.
Tower will identify any traffic in the landing pattern and will clear you to break. The controller
may clear you to break immediately, at midfield (half way down the runway), at the upwind
numbers (the opposite end of the duty runway), or on the tower controller's command ("proceed
upwind, I'll call your break"). The break position may vary due to traffic separation.
When the aircraft approaches the abeam position (abeam the intended point of landing) the
aircraft should be configured for landing. It is mandatory for the aircraft to give gear report prior
to landing in military aircraft:
"<call sign, position>, three down and locked (or
gear down), <landing intentions>".
Do not call "three down and locked" unless three down and locked
is verified. If gear is still in transit, report: "...gear in transit." In
this case, once three down and locked is verified, transmit "three
down and locked" over the radio.
"BUCK 710, abeam, three down and locked, full
If unable to contact the tower due to other traffic calls, continue your approach but amend the
call by using the aircraft's current position. Always remember to read back Tower's clearance.
"BUCK 710, 180, three down and locked, full
"BUCK 710, cleared to land runway 7 Right."
"BUCK 710, cleared to land 7 Right."
The Contact FTI explains the pattern in detail.
210. AFTER LANDING COMMUNICATIONS
Active runways belong to TOWER, and you must remain on TOWER frequency until clear of all
duty runways. If you have landed on the outboard runway of two parallels, TOWER shall
positively control your taxi off the runway and provide instructions pertaining to the inboard
runway. If Tower does not give instructions, taxi clear of the landing runway and request
clearance to cross the inboard runway.
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