1.16. Altitude Alert

[If your aircraft is not equipped with an Altitude Alert System delete this section. Depending on the how your aircraft is equipped it may be necessary to add to or delete from this section.]

  1. General — The Altitude Alert System shall be used to the extent possible to prevent the aircraft from occupying other than the desired altitude. Procedures applicable to specific phases of flight are found in the relevant chapters throughout the SOPs. See also the section titled Standard Calls Altitude found earlier in this chapter.
  2. Altitude Alert Setting — Other than as specified elsewhere in these SOPs the following procedures should be used for setting the Altitude Alert system:
    1. If in autoflight, the PF should set required altitudes in the Altitude Alert System, arm the Flight Guidance System, and advise the remaining flight crew.
    2. If in manual flight, the PNF should set required altitudes in the Altitude Alert System, arm the Flight Guidance System (if it is in use), and advise the remaining flight crew.
  3. Altitude Confirmation — The pilot who responds on the radio to an Air Traffic Control initiated altitude should confirm that the Altitude Alert System has been set appropriately or confirm the existing setting if no change is required. [Delete the next sentence if your aircraft is not appropriately equipped.] If an altitude change is required, the pilot who responded on the radio shall also confirm that the Flight Guidance System vertical mode appropriately set or armed. Whenever an altitude setting is changed or confirmed the pilot taking the action shall advise the other flight crew.

 
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