1.13. Standard Calls - General

  1. To reduce the likelihood of an incorrect interpretation of a request or command and to initiate corrective action for undesirable situations, a number of Standard Calls have been established. Standard Calls are defined and referred to throughout the SOPs. The following are calls that have broad application or are not specifically dealt with elsewhere in this manual. The calls are listed in alphabetical order by the situation that requires the call. Terms that are underlined are defined in the "Definitions" section of this chapter. The standard calls pertaining to altitude are in the section titled "Standard Calls Altitude" which is found later in this chapter.
    1. Abnormal Bank — Upon observing Abnormal Bank the PNF should call "Bank." The PF should respond with "Check, correcting" and correct the bank to less than 30o or if excess bank is necessary, call "Intentional" and continue.
    2. Abnormal Rate of Descent — Upon observing Abnormal Rate of Descent the PNF should call "Descent Rate." The PF should respond with "Check, correcting" and reduce the rate of descent to within normal parameters or, if abnormal rate is necessary, call "Intentional" and continue.
    3. Abnormal Speed — Upon observing Abnormal Speed the PNF should call "Speed." The PF should respond with "Check, correcting" and correct the speed to within the normal parameters, or if abnormal speed is necessary, call "Intentional" and continue.
    4. ATC Heading — Should ATC issue a heading for the aircraft to fly, the PNF should respond by reading back to ATC the heading to be flown (and altitude, and/or speed if included in the clearance or direction). The PF should turn the aircraft to achieve the heading and state the following as applicable. If a speed change is required see ATC speed below. If an altitude change is required see the section on Standard Calls Altitude. These calls would be combined as required.
      1. "Turning to xxxo " if a turn is required;
      2. "Steering xxxo " if no turn is required;
    5. ATC Speed — Should ATC issue a speed restriction, the PNF should respond by reading back to ATC the speed to be flown (and altitude, and/or heading if included in the clearance or direction). The PF should change the aircraft speed to achieve the speed instructed and state "Increasing Speed (or Decreasing Speed) to xxx knots" or "Stable at xxx knots." If a heading change is required see ATC Heading above. If an altitude change is required see the section on Standard Calls Altitude. These calls would be combined as required.
    6. Climb Power — To command the setting of Climb Power call "Set Climb Power." The PNF should then set Climb Power as specified in the AFM.
    7. Full Power — To command the setting of Full Power call "Set Full Power." The PNF should then set the engine controls to the limit of their travel to obtain the absolute maximum power available, and respond "Full Power Set." This setting should be used only in the direst of situations.
    8. Heading Deviation — Upon observing a Heading Deviation, the PNF should call "Heading." The PF should respond with "Check, correcting"and correct the aircraft heading. If the PF believes that the aircraft heading is correct as indicated on the PF's display, the flight crew shall determine the source of the discrepancy and deal with it appropriately.
    9. Maximum Continuous Power — To command the setting of Maximum Continuous Power call "Set Max Continuous Power." The PNF should then set Maximum Continuous Power as specified in the AFM.
    10. Maximum Power — To command the setting of Maximum Power call "Set Max Power." The PNF should then set the maximum power that is specified in the AFM or, if applicable, the maximum power for a take-off with an engine out as specified in the AFM and respond "Max Power, xx Torque Set." [This power setting may be the same as that which would be permitted with power uptrim if your aircraft is so equipped. Or, it may be the same as take-off power. This item should be deleted if it does not apply to your aircraft.]
    11. Take-off Power — To command the setting of Take-off Power call "Set Take-off Power." The PNF should then set the maximum power that is approved for a normal take-off as specified in the AFM and respond "Take-off Power, XX Torque Set."

 
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