SNFO/SWSO VOICE COMMUNICATIONS
Cross at or above
This list is not all-inclusive, but contains terms that you will hear repeatedly on IFR clearances.
You may want to use your own abbreviations. It is imperative that the clearance is copied and
understood. Because you planned the hop, you can anticipate what clearance the controller will
give you. It should be very similar to that requested route on the DD 175 or the canned route.
Since the order and format is standard, you can set up your kneeboard for copying your clearance
before you walk (Figure 3-1).
Figure 3-1 Flight Log #1
Now let us go through a sample clearance and how you would copy it (Figure 3-2).
"KATT 450, Sherman Clearance, I have your
clearance, advise ready to copy."
"KATT 450, ready to copy."
"KATT 450 is cleared to NAS Pensacola via
direct TRADR, direct GPT, then as filed. At 1
DME past the TACAN, turn right to 150. Climb
and maintain 3000, expect FL230 ten minutes
after departure. Squawk 2000. Departure
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