- Turn everything on (use to bottom flow pattern)
- Starting at audio selector panel
- Marker beacon lights
- Set speakers or headset for communication check
- Transmitter to comm. 1
- Comm 1 – – set volume
- Nav. – – tune in lcl frequency that you can receive on grad. (i.e. loc)
- Set volume
- Check identifier and omni for appropriate needle deflection
- Comm 2 – transmitter sw to comm. 2 and set volume
- Nav2 – – same as comm. 1
- ADF – – lcl freq.
- Tune and identify
- Set volume
- Check volume
- Check needle
- Set the timer
- Transponder – test and back to stby
- Go back and set in nav and comm. freqs.
Reports to review that must be made in a radar environment:
- all requested reports
- leaving assigned altitudes
- repeat “numbers” issued by ATC, such as frequencies, headings, and altitudes
- missed approach followed by intensions
- equipment malfunctions
General points to review:
The initial call for taxi and clearance should be clear, concise, and in the proper sequence
|Who you’re talking to:||Lafayette Ground|
|Who you are:||Cessna 739KS|
|Where you are:||Lafayette Aviation|
|What you want to do:||Taxi with Bravo|
|IFR to Kokomo|
When changing to any new frequency, regardless of whether you are speaking to the same facility or even the same controller, begin your transmission with a full call sign.
Example: “Cessna 739KS ______”. Abbreviated call signs may ONLY be utilized only when a controller indicates the abbreviation.
When changing to any new frequency enroute it is customary, for safety precautions, to report on frequency with your altitude.
“Cessna 739KS level 3,000” or “ Cessna 739KS out of 2 for 3”
Single digits spoken in reference to altitude are assumed to be thousands.
All transmitions should include a portion of the call sign as designated by each controller.
Example: “9KS right turn 090” or “right 090, 9KS”
All turns must be initiated upon receipt even if the controller continues to speak. Often an entire clearance will be issued after a heading change is specified, however, the aircraft should begin turning immediately upon request.