SNFO/SWSO VOICE COMMUNICATIONS
DRAFTS should also be filed with Approach Control if the possibility of executing a missed
approach exists due to destination weather. The DRAFT ensures that Approach knows your
intentions in the event of lost communication or an actual missed approach.
"Pensacola Approach, BUCK 711, in event of a
missed approach, request direct Eglin, 5000, fuel
onboard 1+30, time enroute 0+15."
408. COMPOSITE CLEARANCE / LOW-LEVEL REPORTING
Low-level visual navigation routes are filed as a composite IFR/VFR/IFR clearance. On this
clearance, you fly an IFR departure, VFR low-level route and then return IFR.
Prior to entering the low-level environment, it is necessary to activate the VFR portion of your
flight plan. DO NOT use the term "close out" when referring to your IFR flight plan as this will
drop the remainder of your flight plan out of ARTCC's computer. Canceling IFR is not a
request; you are telling ATC that you can proceed under VFR rules.
"Pensacola Departure, KATT 813, cancel IFR."
"KATT 813, IFR is terminated, squawk VFR,
frequency change approved."
"KATT 813, switching."
Prior to entering a training route, make a call to the FSS servicing that route. Do not expect the
FSS operator to answer immediately. The format used when flying non-published routes (i.e.,
squadron originated T-34 routes) is:
Format: "<Agency, call sign, general location, uniform (for UHF)>"
"<Agency, call sign, type aircraft>, request winds at surface and 3000, altimeter in the
<general area of route> area, and any significant weather."
"Anniston Radio, Anniston Radio, KATT 852,
East of Mobile on Uniform."
"KATT 852, Anniston Radio, go ahead."
"KATT 852, request winds at surface and 3000,
altimeter in the Mobile area, and any significant
"KATT 852, winds at surface are 270 at 10, winds
at 3000 are 280 at 15, altimeter 29.75, there is a
line of thunderstorms west of Monroeville."
"KATT 852, roger."