SNFO/SWSO VOICE COMMUNICATIONS
"Sherman Ground, BUCK 710, taxi, information
"Houston Center, KATT 815, 14,000."
CONTROLLER RESPONSE: After making the "initial call" to the controller, he will
normally respond with his full call sign and yours. At the same time he may include
informative or directive information.
"BUCK 715, Sherman Ground, taxi to runway 7,
"BUCK 715, taxi to runway 7, 29.92."
"KATT 810, Atlanta Center, altimeter 29.92."
"KATT 810, 29.92."
"KATT 810, radar contact."
"KATT 810, roger."
AIRCREW RESPONSE: If directive communication was received, you must
respond with any mandatory "readback" items. The other informative information
may be left out in the readback or acknowledged using the term "roger."
2. Subsequent calls: After the completion of the "initial call," the controller expects you to
remain on and monitor his frequency. These "subsequent calls" may be somewhat less formal
than the initial call since he knows you are on frequency. The controller's call sign may now be
omitted from further comms with that controller only. However, you must ensure that your call
sign is always repeated.
"BUCK 711, maintain 180 knots for spacing."
"BUCK 711, 180 knots."
"KATT 805, descend and maintain 11,000."
"KATT 805, leaving 14,000 for 11,000."
3. Terminal call: This is the final conversation with the specific controller and will normally
include some type of frequency change. Once again, the controller's call sign may be omitted
since it is not an "initial call". In some instances when on deck, terminal calls are omitted. For
example, when you are at the hold-short and ready for takeoff you do not have to wait for ground
to tell you to switch to Tower frequency. You automatically switch to Tower frequency when
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