SNFO/SWSO VOICE COMMUNICATIONS
303. GROUND CONTROL
When operating at unfamiliar fields, aircrew may request "progressive taxi". Progressive taxi
alerts ground control that you are unfamiliar and need some assistance with taxi. Ground should
then give verbal instructions throughout the taxi until reaching your destination. This destination
may be your parking spot if inbound or your departure runway if outbound.
As part of being a professional aviator, "Progressive Taxi" should
not be used unless absolutely necessary. Students should
familiarize themselves with the airfield diagram as part of their
preflight study. Students will brief and coordinate the taxi plan
with all crewmembers both prior to and during the flight.
Refer to airport diagram of Patrick Air Force Base (Figure 3-3). After landing on Runway 20 at
Patrick and exiting at taxiway Charlie:
"Patrick Ground, BUCK 714, clear of the active,
taxi to the transient line, request progressive.
"BUCK 714, Patrick Ground, turn left now at
When approaching runway 11-29:
"BUCK 714, continue straight across Runway 11-
29, transient parking is the large ramp next to the
If there is any doubt about a taxi route, do not hesitate to confirm
with ground control taxi instructions.
The request for takeoff clearance has changed slightly with an IFR departure:
"Tower, BUCK 714, takeoff."
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