SNFO/SWSO VOICE COMMUNICATIONS
Now let's analyze the report:
P - Position Harvey
T - Time overhead the point 15 minutes after the hour. You may use minutes past the hour
rather than using hours and minutes.
A - Altitude FL 190
P - Next reporting point Semmes
T - ETA to that point 30 minutes after the hour
P - Next reporting point after Semmes is Crestview
405. INITIAL CONTACT AT A NON-REPORTING POINT
If a frequency change is directed by Center at any point other than a mandatory reporting point
(previously defined), then that point becomes a non-reporting point. There are an infinite
number of non-reporting points between any two reporting points.
Format: <Agency, aircraft, identification, next reporting point, ETA, altitude/flight level>
Example (Use Figure 4-3)
"BUCK 714, contact Houston Center on 346.4."
"BUCK 714, switching to 346.6."
"Houston Center, BUCK 714, estimating Semmes
at time 30, FL190."
If your response from Houston Center is "roger", no position report is required. But if the
response is "go ahead", the report is the same (PTAPTP) as if it were a mandatory reporting
point with the exception of the first position. The first position will be the last reporting point
that was overflown.
"BUCK 714, Houston Center, go ahead."
"BUCK 714, Harvey, time 15, FL190, estimating
Semmes at time 30, Crestview."
"BUCK 714, roger."
Note that there is only one PTAPTP call anywhere between HRV and SJI. Even if you were
given another switch in 5 minutes, the "go ahead" call would be the same as the one you just
"BUCK 714, contact Houston Center on 345.2"
"BUCK 714, switching 345.2"