CLEAR THE TURN; clearing is an aviate (#1 priority) and a safety procedure (the
ultimate priority). You will clear the turn anytime the aircraft changes heading or you are
marking over a turnpoint.
Note this call is NOT prefaced by "Sir/Ma'am" or the
phrase "Mark-on-top." The first words spoken (unless safety
dictates otherwise) are "Turn left/right/continue straight..."
This is the wind-compensated heading.
Immediately after noting the time, write it down. Delaying
will only induce error in your calculations.
This is the wind-compensated airspeed.
Wings-Level Call (Refer to Figure 5-2)
"Heading is three-zero-five" (Note 1)
"Airspeed is one-eighty-five" (Note 2)
"Altitude is two thousand" (Note 3)
"Fuel is 650 total, XX above MCF" (Note 4)
"Turn Analysis "I was one mile left of course and turned about sixty degrees making me
one-half mile left of course; Turn RIGHT three-one-five for a minute, time in 25 + 30, time out
26 + 30." (Note 5)
"Time Analysis "I was twenty seconds late and one mile left of course, I turned left about
sixty degrees making me only five seconds late now; no correction needed." (Note 6)
"Since no correction was completed, updated ETA is five seconds earlier at time 30+05."
"Wind considerations "Remain as preflighted," or discuss as appropriate. In this example,
the winds actually were more from the north. Remember the aircraft had been crabbing left into
the turnpoint and ended up left. (Note 8)
1. Verify the heading on the RMI. Correct the pilot if off by
more than +5°.