Callouts.....

maverick_fp00

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I'm just wondering if anybody has a web site or even ideas of their own for callouts for a Navajo/Chieftain. I sit in the right seat of a Navajo quite a bit and we try to work in the cockpit like any airline or corporate company would work. For instance, if we get assigned an altitude, I'll callout "1000 to go", "500 to go", and "200 to go", or like I'll call out his gump check - just stuff like that. So if anybody could help me find some stuff I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks in advance,
Nick Kitchen
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Cornelius

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The best thing for you to do is to brainstorm with the other Navajo pilots and come up with a list of standard call outs. Non-standard calls can actually be detrimental especially if the PF has no clue what you are talking about. It will only add to the confusion. You may want to discuss the matter with the chief pilot of the operation. You may have already done these things, but I'm just checking.

One thing about the "1,000 to go" and so on, the regional I'm with now trained me to say "1,000 above" and so on.
 

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Depends on how well it climbs. When I flew the Fokker, we said 100 feet to go. In the Brazillia, it was 1000 feet to go. In the CRJ, we say nothing because we get a "C" tone when it's 1000 to go.
 

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And in the Cessna 152 we call out 1 foot to go... 6 inches to go... :)
 

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ShawnC

ShawnC! You didn't mention: "100 Feet, land ahead. 200 Feet, circle right to land, 400 feet, fly pattern."

Fly SAFE!
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Professional Pilot...Author John Lowery

ISBN 0-8138-2098-7


interesting read....

regards.......8sm
 

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Mav,

Just have to add to what Skydiverdriver posted. I don't fly one of those new, still under warranty, all the bells and whistles still work, CRJ's. I fly old Lear freightdogs. We too have the "C" tone for 1000 ft to go but never let your guard down and trust a bell or a light on the altitude indicator. I've had the tone and light go out more than once and I even had the pleasure of both out at the same time. If you are in the habit of calling 1000 ft to go.... even if it is just one finger in the air that you both can see you will someday save an altitude bust. I know I have. Good Luck.

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I stopped doing that call out a while back, I do remember reciting it many many times during training, and sometimes after the 200' call the CFI would pull the rope release just to surprise me.

Don't really much worry about it that much, though generally before I give a ride, I review it, you know because they are unsuspecting victems.
 

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In a previous life, our procedures were changed in the book to reflect the FAA's preference of stating the altitude leaving for the altitude cleared to instead of the "one to go" call. In our book, this explanation was followed by the example " fifteen for sixteen".

After that, all calls were made "fifteen for sixteen" regardless of the actual altitudes. After all, that's what the book said.:D

AND, the FAA was happy.
 
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Callouts to avoid:

"Oh Sh*t!"

"What's it doing now?" and along the same vein,
"Why's it doing that?"

"Was that for us?"

"Doh!"
 

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others to avoid

Has this plane always done that?

It's OK, I'll just jump the chocks.

I thought YOU filed.
 

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One of the best stories I have heard about callouts was supposedly a United crew - FO flying - with an FAA inspector in the jumpseat. Passing FL 300 for 310, the captain says "One to go." After the level off, the inspector says, "Captain, I believe the correct call is "Out of three-zero-zero for three-one-zero."

Later, they are cleared up to 350. Passing 340, the captain looks back at the inspector and says, "Out of three-zero-zero for three-one-zero."

How true? Who knows. Probably as true as the fact that we are getting (you fill in the blank), I just saw the stack of manuals in the storeroom.

And the only time I call anything past the "one taco" is when it doesn't appear that we are going to be leveling off anytime soon. Never rely on those alerters. Changed an airplane once and the new one's alerter went off at 300 to go - not much warning when you are climbing at 2.5K. We made it - nice thing about flying cargo. It never complains.
 

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uno mas

And let us never forget the ubiquitous UNO MAS! And if you really want to freak someone out, wait until someone is talking to ATC and their C chime goes off over the freq, then key your mike and say, "one to go".

Hvy
 

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Sort of along that same line...and I had forgotten about this until HvyjetFO's post jogged my memory...

We had this guy on the jumpseat once, a regular who commuted frequently. He flew back and forth to the Pacific Rim, so normally he would sleep on our plane during his commute home. This particular day, we were full in back so he was stuck on the jumpseat. Shortly after takeoff, he passes out. Just as we're about to level at cruise, the altitude alert chime goes off..he sits up and says "one to go". Man, we all howled. couldn't stop laughing the whole way there. It was classic.
 

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And ofcourse the proper callout when disconnecting the A/P is..."I'm too close for missiles...I'm going to guns."
 
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