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CHAPTER THREE
SNFO/SWSO VOICE COMMUNICATIONS
NOTE
It is mandatory for a gear down report to be made prior to landing
in military aircraft.
Example
At Final Approach Fix
SNFO/SWSO:
"Sherman Tower, KATT 822, Final Approach
Fix, gear down and locked (or three down and
locked), full stop."
TOWER:
"KATT 822, report three miles."
SNFO/SWSO:
"KATT 822, wilco."
At three miles:
SNFO/SWSO:
"Sherman Tower, KATT 822, three miles."
TOWER:
"KATT 822, check wheels down, winds 080 at
15, cleared to land runway 7 Right."
SNFO/SWSO:
"KATT 822, cleared to land 7 right, three down
and locked."
Or:
SNFO/NAV:
"KATT 822, cleared on the right, three down and
locked."
NOTE
It is very important to repeat the type clearance received.
Clearance for a low approach is very different than clearance to
land.
316. VOR APPROACHES
A VOR approach is a non-precision approach utilizing a terminal VOR NAVAID for azimuth
information, or a terminal VOR-DME which includes azimuth and range information. The plan
view and profile track (Figure 3-9) provides the required courses and altitude restrictions
necessary to execute the published approach.
VOR approaches can be initiated from low or high altitude. Low VOR approaches (found in the
Low Altitude Approach plates) are assumed if you request "VOR." To request a HI-VOR
approach, you must use the term "HI-VOR." If an enroute descent has been given from center,
you are most likely being set up for a low altitude approach. Requesting an enroute descent to a
HI-VOR would not make sense.


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