SNFO/SWSO VOICE COMMUNICATIONS
A second situation arises when a frequency switch occurs at a reporting point in a non-radar
environment. When initially checking in with a new controller, it is always prudent to give your
"KATT 812, Houston Center, roger."
"KATT 812, radar contact lost, contact Houston
Center on 281.7"
"KATT 812, switching 281.7."
Assume you are over AEX, a solid triangle on your chart, when you are given a frequency
"Houston Center, KATT 812, Alexandria, 9000."
In this example, we are combining IFR rules with reporting
procedures when not in radar contact. Initial check-in with ATC
requires an altitude call when in a radar environment, but the
altitude call is not required in a non-radar environment. It is good
headwork to always check in with an altitude call.
After the initial contact over a reporting point, Center may respond with "go ahead" if they desire
a complete position report. The report is formatted into seven parts that can be found on the
back cover of the IFR Enroute Supplement and in Section B of the Flight Information Handbook.
You will use this format in your military career. (Figure 4-2.)
Figure 4-2 Position Reports