after the hour, only two characters), EXIT POINT E, AT TIME _______. 500', 300 KTS."
Radio will acknowledge, give a local altimeter setting, and any applicable information about the
route. After reading back the altimeter, leave the UHF radio tuned to FSS frequency (255.4) in
accordance with AP-1B directives. Unless briefed otherwise, expect the instructor or pilot to
make radio calls required by specific AP-1B instructions while in the low-level environment.
Typically, these are clearing calls made in the blind when flying through commonly used MOAs.
Typically, the next call the student makes is upon exit. When leaving the low-level route a
courtesy call to FSS is made:
KATT 2: "ANNISTON RADIO, KATT 2, VICINITY OF CREST VIEW ON
After FSS acknowledges the call, respond with:
KATT 2: "ANNISTON RADIO, KATT 2, EXITING VR-1020, POINT E (exit point).
FSS will acknowledge and give local altimeter setting.
In addition to the above, advising FSS of any hazardous conditions encountered on the route
enables them to pass this information to other aircrew entering the route. FSS personnel are
responsible for many functions, and this final courtesy call is important. However, if FSS does
not respond after a second courtesy call (entry or exit), proceed with the low-level or exiting call,
substituting, "IN THE BLIND" for the name of the specific FSS. Even if FSS does not receive
your call, other aircraft needing this information may. Minimize "in the blind" calls by making
initiating calls to FSS when the aircraft is above 5000 feet.
220.127.116.11. Pop-up Call: After the last low-level exit, sorties are typically planned to continue
under IFR. As a result, a call to the appropriate controlling facility is necessary to pick up an IFR
clearance. Part of your mission planning should include determination of the appropriate facility
and frequency for making this contact. For the initial contact, the following applies:
DREAD 44: "EGLIN APPROACH, DREAD 44, VFR PASSING ________
THOUSAND, 10 MILES NORTH OF CRESTVIEW."
The agency may, at this point, respond with a clearance following the original flight plan, or they
may simply respond with "DREAD 41, GO AHEAD..." In this case, request the following:
DREAD 44: "EGLIN APPROACH, DREAD 44, REQUEST IFR CLEARANCE TO
DESTINATION AS FILED."
NOTE: When giving locations in these situations, the controller requires only enough detail to
direct his attention to the appropriate area of his scope. As a result, "15 miles north of
Crestview TACAN," may be more effective than "Crestview 353 radial at 14.3 DME."
7.12. ROUTE ENTRY PROCEDURES
7.12.1. Once again, the basic procedures and calls used in T-34 VNAV flights are much the
same as those incorporated in T-1/T-39 low-level flights. There are some minor differences,
however, as described below:
18.104.22.168. T-1 Low-level Entry Checklist. The Entry Checklist is performed approximately 15 to
10 minutes prior to low-level entry. This checklist is found in the Student T-1 In-flight Guide.