SNFO/SWSO VOICE COMMUNICATIONS
"KATT 150, would you like the penetration or
"KATT 150, request enroute descent."
"KATT 150, at pilot's discretion descend and
At this point, the pilot will tell you whether he wants to start down or not, or he may simply
begin the descent. Leaving altitudes is always a mandatory call. Therefore, if he wants to begin
his descent immediately, your response is:
"KATT 150, leaving 17,000 for 6000."
If the pilot would like to remain at current altitude, your response would be:
"KATT 150, pilot's discretion to 6000."
If the controller did not give you a "pilot's discretion" descent, you must start your descent
immediately and the previous call would not apply.
Realize the "pilot's discretion" call allows a descent whenever you desire. However, when you
eventually decide to descend, you must initiate the following call:
"Center, KATT 150, leaving 17,000 for 6000."
"KATT 150, Jacksonville Center, roger."
314. INSTRUMENT APPROACH COMM
After completing the enroute portion of your flight, center will instruct you to contact Approach.
Prior to this switch, the aircrew should receive the current ATIS information for the airfield and
have decided which approach(es) is/are desired. Several types of instrument approaches and
landing intentions are available. The most common of these include:
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