DIVISION AIR TO GROUND TACTICS AND PROCEDURES
As the aircraft rolls in (nose below the horizon):
UHF: "Turbo ONE'S IN COLD."
As soon as the dive run is established:
ICS: "16 DEGREES, 270 KNOTS" (Actual parameters vice pre-briefed are reported).
At the Standby altitude (This altitude will be briefed referenced in-flight from the Z diagram):
At the Release altitude (Also pre-briefed and referenced from the Z diagram):
ICS: "PICKLE" pause "PULL."
Once the aircraft nose is above the horizon on the dive recovery:
UHF: "Turbo ONE'S OFF SAFE."
One's interval will immediately call their aircraft position:
UHF: "Turbo FOUR'S ABEAM."
The aircraft rolling in will make the next call:
UHF: "Turbo TWO'S IN COLD."
DASH-3 in the above example does not make a pattern call. An excellent technique is for
DASH-3 to conduct an ICS cruise check at this point in the pattern.
The above cycle of WEPS pattern voice calls is repeated as each aircraft runs through the
If a range is used, the Range Controller may clear each
aircraft after the "In cold" call. Range: "Cleared Cold One." The
comm and pattern will remain the same regardless.
In order to avoid stepping on essential radio transmissions,
the "Off Safe" call will be made first, followed by the interval's
abeam call, then the roll-in, in that order (Figure 8-10).
DIVISION AIR TO GROUND TACTICS AND PROCEDURESS