Enroute Radar Bible

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Radar Bible
(Study purpose only, some of these procedures may have changed and or are worng)

I. VFR calls up requesting flight following
1.If R-side writes the ACID, Type/Suffix and Route down on a blank strip, great. If I am not busy, than I should write it down
2.Take info and enter a VP msg
1.VP :p:pAcft type/Suffix_Route_AcftCallsign

II. VFR calls up with IFR flight plan on File
1.DM CID (Check Dep list for)

III. A/C Flashing Data or Mism
1.Call transfering controller
1.(facility) Jan Lo, Pos Verifaction
2.(ACID) Verify Position
3.(ACID) Radar Contact
2.If position is verified
3.Start track
1.Track_CID
4.Tell r-side
1.(ACID) Position Verfied
5.Tell Sup on Mism only
1.Received a MISM from (facility),(ACID) is position verified

IV. Receiving a manual handoff w/ a flight plan
1.Transferring Facility will call and say
1.Handoff w/a Flightplan
2.“go ahead with handoff”
2.Write down beacon, ACID Alt
1.“(ACID) radar contact”
2.“Stand by with flight plan”
3.Tell R-side
1.“I took a handoff from (Facility), Location, Beacon, ACID & Alt”
4.Determine FRD & Time & write on strip
1.“proceed w/ flight plan”
5.Enter FP as soon as time permits

V. Passing Manual Flight Plan
1.contact receiving facility & execute a handoff

VI. A/C calls in requesting higher, lower or reroute
1.Take note of ACID & request specfiics
2.look to see where the A/C is;
1.if over another sector, request specifc control from that sector
2.if over Apch and request lower, give lowest availble alt and PO to Apch
3.if leacving Apch wanting higher, trail plane and excute
4.if on J4 in MLU airspace get CTL from MLU
1.Ref. PO to 67 for new alt only, (PO was initally made by MLU)
3.If wanting higher or lower trial plan alt, you may have to miss traffic
4.tell R-side specifics
1.Control from who and what is to be done

VII. Any dept from Vks or Gwo
1.Check for any inbounds on y0our strips
2.check for any overflights & Alts
3.check for inbounds to other airports along route that will cause a conflict
1.tell r-side and ensure separation
4.If there is any inbound to same airport more then 20 miles away
1.tell r-side “Keep your (airport) arrival above (alt), I have a (airport) depature to get off to (alt)”
****If KVKS VKS DORTS MLU, :pany mlu depts must be above 050
****Watch out for 030 & 040 overflight departing from GLH & STF
**** VKS Navaid Limitions (No Direct SQS) If you change route or add VKSRB youi must :p:p:p“Verify this …”
****VKS Navaid limitions
VKS MLU (PO or Appraq to MLU APCH and MLU LO)
VKS HEZ (Appraq with Poe low)
VKS BLE (PO 67 direct SQS)
VKS JAN (If you do not turn direct SQS you will need a PO or Apprq to Jan Lo, if you do you may need a PO to JAN APCH and 67)
VKS MCB (Poss PO to POE lo and Apprq with HMU lo)

****GWO depatures can only be cleared to XXX alt if a 0M8 has been released you must get a report leaving of 031
**** Unrestricted climb out of GWO, Check all ALTs of SQS overflights and ALT of 0M8

VIII. 0M8 depts
1.Issue EDC time
2.Call 67
1.Apreq, block 040 and below for 0M8 departures”
1.If unable reroute ^JAN and use “Verify this Clear …”
3.If Approved- Check for inbounds, Alts & GWO departures/inbounds/overflights
4.Issue Full Clear
1.Tell R-side Dept. Climbing to 040 or Alt Available
5.Track //0M8 Callsign
6.Int 040 (Fake beacon code, use code from the Track msg)
7.Once acft has departed DM CID (Use real beacon code)
1.If you have a block with 67
1.PVD CID, PO north of barley callsign, climbing Alt, direct SQS
2.Cancel Depature Block
3.tell R-side 67 approved a PO on C/S climbing to Alt direct SQS
4.Mark you strips pull the strip if R contact and strip marking is complete
2.No block with 67
1.tell R-Side direct SQS when able
2.PO 67 or Jan Apch may be ness.
3.If you forget about the direct SQS PO or Apprq with Jan will be ness.

XI Traffic climbing high through another sector (who ref. traffic)
1.Ask r-side
1.“can we climb (PO Acft) above (Traffic A/C)?”
1.If yes traffic observed
 

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1.If No - Have r-side stop A/C below traffic & coordnaite
1.“(ACID) Apreq climbing to (Alt) stopped at (Alt) for traffic
1.Same sector that pointed out traffic you can give control for the climb to that sector
2.different sector must be notified for climbing high stopped for traffic.

XII Acft requesting lower due to chop or weather
1.If in our airspace, give available alt & solict PIREP
2.If not in our airspace
1.Get control from other sector for decent and inform why you are getting control
2.trail plan a safe alt and issue apporpoite alt.
3.If Acft is requesting lower from high
1.Which is above another sector you are required to PO the traffic
2.Watch for ovetakes there will be traffic somewhere
1.Stop Acft at Approtite Alt for traffic
4.If High sector is requesting lower over another sector
1.they are required to make the point out
2.look for traffic for the Alt that you can approve

XIII NORDO
1.Ask R-side to broadcast in the blind & have Acft ident
1.If air carrier - try to reach out through company ______
2.If military - try reaching on Guard
3.If GA - Have FSS broadcast on closest VOR for (Acft) to contact Aerocenter at 125.0 every 3 min for 15 min.
4.*****NORDO does NOT probe check alts of other Acft you will most likely have one at same Alt
5.****Inform supervisor and put in remarks & SPA
6.May have to coordinate with next sector if he stays NORDO

XIV Enter Alt Airport
1.AM CID ALA (airport)

XV. 4th Line entries (Not required to be entered by RA)
1.QS O(msg) CID
1.To remove
1.QS */* or * CID

XVI. If entering a FP & higher dutie priority arises
1.Press enter FP will be rejected
2.Take care of high priority
3.Press recall, FP will come back up
4.Finish your task

XVII. route strings

XVIII. HEZ & MCB arrivals
1.Must cross center boundray at or below 120 decedning to 060
1.Unless otherwise coordinated

XX POE low requests HEZ shelf at or below 50 blocked
1.Tell R-Side
1.“blocking AOB 050 for HEZ shelf”
2.Track //HEZ360020 AOBXXX (xxx=Alt)

XXI Acft holding over SQS or RInky & request divert
1.If heading into another sector - Apraq Route & Alt
2.If turning back into my sector - ref point outs on route and alt
1.PO may have to be canceled or amended if new Alt affects the PO
2.Acft diverting to 0M8, VKS, GWO require strip in the bay
3.You also must update the route via CBI or ACL
3.*** Rinky holding requires PO to MLU lo & 67
4.***SQS holding requires 67 PO
5.***CHECK ALTS HOLDS DO NOT PROBE

XXII. Emergiences
1.If not busy (higher priority) write all Ness. info on blank strip in SIA
2.Print strip out on Acft
1.Route Amend it will print
2.or RS CID 66
3.Record all info on strip & inform Sup
1.Acft, Nature of emergiency, pilots disires, dest, equip on ground
4.Change Dest. via keyboard
1.Corrdnaite with next sector if Ness.
5.Acft needs to be in SPA
6.If handed off & comm change to Apch remove strip (Mark comm change)
7.If Landing VKS, GWO, 0M8 report down time to Sup.
****Only required to pass on Nature, Pilot desires ande requested equitment

XXIII. Acft deviating around weather
1.Must be entered in 4th line data (r-side)
1.Watch for SSHO, ask r-side if he wants to HO or PO
1.if HO leave 4th line data
2.if PO coordinate
2.If Acft finished deviation in Sector 66 remove 4th line data

XXIVI. Acft @ FL240 calls asking for lower
1.Check to see if Acft is in your sector or what sector they are over
1.Are they asking for a specific Alt or to start decent
2.If requesting a particular alt over another sector
1.trail plan alt, if great good, if not try one that you can give them
1.Watch for traffic at Alt they are requesting
2.PO to sector they are over decending
3.If requesting lower for decent into an airport
1.look at radar and acl find the lowest avaiable alitiude
2.PO the acft to the sector he is calling over

XXV Acft looses transponder while in ZAE
***Indicated by XXX next to Alt on data block
1.While informing the Sup, go thru ACL template & switch to no transponder
2.Call receiving facility & Apreq

Ex. (Will check with mike on this)
Mlu Lo, Jan Lo Pos. verification,
Mlu low
30 miles east Mlu primary target only, N123, 140
n123 radar contact

1.Apreq the Acft climbing if he loses his transponder mid climb

XXVI. Jan Apch calls asking for higher on an A/C flashing data
1.Have Jan Apch standby for higher & verify position
1.“Standy by for higher, verify position N1234”
2.They verify position, take radar contact & Inform
1.“N1234 radar contact, stand by for higher”
2.“R-side, N1234 is position verified”
3.“Sup, N1234 was flashing data & I verified position w/ Jan Apch”
3.Look at DL & ACL to find requested alt, if it is avialble issue it (very unlikely)
4.If RQD alt not available, determine the highest available Alt and issue it (Thru Jan Apch)
5.Tell JAN Apch
1.“N1234 cleared to climb & maintain Alt.
6.Tell R-Side
1.“I apporved N1234 climbing to Alt”
1.INT :palt CID

XXVII Another Sector calls in Apreq on block alt.
1.If able approve it & immed coordinate w/ next sector
1.“Jan Lo Apreq, Joker123 block Alt Fl 200 throuh FL 230”
2.ACL should say F for formation flight, corrdinate the F plane

XXVIII Manual handoff Acft w/ no transponder to Apch level flight
1.“Mlu apch, Jan lo handoff”
1.Mlu lo
2.“35 milkes east mlu vortec, primary target only, N1234, 120”
1.N1234 Radar Contact”
3.Tell R-side MLU apch took a handoff on N1234\
4.If acft is close have R-side flash the handoff
**** Always have the coordination box open when coordinating

XXVIX. Manual handoff to another Eram facility Acft climbing
1.Once acft is close have R-side flash handoff
1.“Hmu low Jan Low handoff apreq”
2.“25 Miles NW MCB vortec Coded 2252 is N1234, Apraq climbing to FL200”
1.“N1234 radar contact approved as req”
**** Always have the coordination box open when coordinating

XXX. Point out to Jan Apch inbound to VKS
1.“Jan Apch, Jan Low point out”
1.Jan Apch
 

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1.“40 Miles South Jan Vortac, Code 2252, leaving 140 on Apch to VKS airport”
1.“Code 2252, Point Approved”
2.Tell R-Side Jan Apch has approved a PO on N1234
**** Always have the coordination box open when coordinating

XXXI. Acft that is a Jan inbound becomes NORDO
1.Advise Sup
1.“N1234 is Nordo at (Alt) inbound to Jan Apch”
2.Enter in remarks, open template in remarks ONordo
3.Apreq w/ Jan Apch
1.“Ref. Inbound N1234 is Nordo, Appreq thru the (Clays, Berra, Romar) Gate at (Alt)
4.If Acft regains comm, Acft will start desent, Coordinate (This happens frequently in ZAE)
1.“Ref. in bound N1234 has reestablished comms, Appreq descending to 110”
 

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XXXVI. Acft deviating around weather
***Do not probe on deviated route (Watch for traffic on the scope)
Exp. :pQS ODS CID

XXXVII. Acft looses transponder exiting to interfacility
1.Enter “No transponder” bullet in template subfolder
2.GDP route Acft to see where they are extiing airspace
1.Make note highlight, it will require Position verification
3.Advise Sup, put in SPA
4.When Acft gets close to exiting airspace, have R-side initiate handoff and call sector to verify position
1.HMU Lo Jan Lo podition verification, 10 milkes North of Mcb Primary traget only, N1234 @ 160”
1.Radar contact N1234
5.Inform R-Side
1.“HMU lo took the handoff on N1234
****If reverse you say “radar contact N1234
R Side position verifed on N1234 I took the handoff from HMu low

XXXVIII. Acft departing VKS & landing GWO (VKS..S
QS..KGWO)
1.Enter ^BLE before SQS
2.Scan ACL, Radar & Strips for Inbound traffic
1.N1234 cleared from the VKS airport to the GWO airport via VKS radio beacon, lake providence radio beacon, SQS voretec Direct. Climb and Maintain (ALT) expect (RQ ALT) 10 mins after departure squwak (Beacon code) clearance void.....Verify this clearance.....
3.Enter track & Int Alt
1.Trk //VKS C/S :p:p:pInt 040 (fake beacon code)
4.Tell R-side
1.“VKS dept climbing to (ALT), when able send direct SQS
5.when Acft departs
1.DM CID
2.Write depature time on FPS (Once R contact, DEADWOOD)
6.Strip request a GWO strip
1.SR CID KGWO 66
 

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XXXVIX. Acft @ 150 direct Jan NORDO
****Find the Traffic at 150 and move it!!
1.Place Acft in SPA & ONORDO in remarks
2.Apraq w/ Jan apch
1.Jan Apch Jan Lo Infromation
2.Inbound N1234 is Nordo Apreq thru the clays Gate @ 150 no speed restriction
3.Inform sup & Rside
1.N1234 is NORDO
2.“Jan Apch approved N1234 thru the Clays gate at 150 no speed rest.
3.****Check 150 again
4.If Acft regains comms - Apraw with Jan apch
1.“ref. Inbound N1234 has restred Coms, Apreq decending to 110”
5.Tell Rside
6.
XXXX. NORDO Acft inbond to Jan thru gate at LOA alt
*****Look for traffic at the NORDO alt
1.Place in Spa & Put ONORDO in remarks
2.Notify Sup
1.N1234 is Nordo inbound to Jan
3.Notify Jan Apch
1.Jan Apch Jan Lo Information
1.Inbound N1234 is NORDO

XXXXI. Going to PO on Acft to HMU low has CID R007
1.since they already accepted HO, no PVD available
2.open Coordniation Colum
3.Call HMU low & Manual PO
1.HMU low Jan Low PO
2.“32 Miles north of MCB vortac code 5431, is N1234 FL200 southeast bound”
4.Tell R-side
1.Hmu low approved a PO on N1234
5.Check beacon, Alt & Route in coordination column

XXXXI. Acft inbound to VKS coming from the south east
1.hightlight & put in SPA, PO Jan
2.Once close enough to Jan Apch open Coord Column & PO
1.“Jan apch Jan low PO”
2.“40 Miles south Jan vortac, code 2252, leaving 140 decending into VKS airport”
3.Tell r-side
1.“Jan apch approved PO N1234 decent into VKS”
4.Check Code, Alt & Route in Coord Box, have open when you are Coord with Jan Apch

XXXXII. Acft within Jan/Mlu Apch airspace requests reroute
1.Highlight Acft look and see that it is in Apch contorl airspace, request control for turns
2.Enter CTL turns J/M apch in remarks
3.Enter nes. routing via either Rte button or route string
4.Tell R-side
1.Clear (ACID) via (Route)

XXXXIII. D45 callsw/ PO on Acft descending over 66 to FL180
****Check Alt. is FL180 available, if not use an alt that is right for dir.
1.If not already over 66, 45 is responsible for the PO not you
2.“ACID descending to FL200 approved”
3.Tell R-side
1.I approved (ACID) descending to FL 200, Direction heading”
1.You approved it so put the Alt in the data
1.Alt 200 CID

XXXXIV. D45 calls requesting lower for an Acft over 67
1.I know the Acft has been PO to 67 from d45
2.See what Alt is available
3.to 45
1.“ACID radar contact, descending to ALT approved
4.tell R-side
1.I approved a handoff on ACID @ FL alt
5.Delete Int alt in ACL or keyboard and put in hard Alt

XXXXV. Acft at FL 240 over 67 requests to begin decent into Jan
1.First recongnice it is the Acft calling, you are responsablie for the PO
1.PVD 67 CID
2.PO to 67
1.D67, D66 PO SW GLH VORDME N1234 denceding into Jan
3.Tell R-side 67 approved a PO on N1234 inbound to Jan
1.Make sure route is thru one of the gates also

XXXXVI.GWO Dept request FL180 (Gwo..Sqs.v11.HLI..Kmem)
****FL180 is unusable and IAFDOF, CBM MOA active
1.Tell GWO stand by for release
2.Go into to DL & see if dwpt is a Jet
1.in this case the Acft is a jet
3.Change final Alt in DL to FL190
4.Also change routing in DL GWO..SQS.v535.HLI..KMEM
5.Check for traffic 040, if none eneter 040 as INT ALT in DL
6.Issue release
1.“ACID released to the memphis airport via direct SQS V535 HLI DIRECT climb and maintian 040 expect Fl190 as final Alt, FL 180 is not avilable”
7.Tell R-Side “GWO dept climbing to 040”

XXXXVII. HEZ shelf active, Acft requestiong VKS dept (VKS..HEZ..AEX)
1.Tell GWO radio EDC time
2.Go to DL, in Acft string (VKS..MCB..AEX)
1.Or issue it in the clearence
3.check for traffic @ 040 if there is some;
1.Ensure requested Alt is above 050 and not IAFDOF
4.Call GWO with clearency
5.Tell Rside VKS climbing to 030 when able direct HEZ
6.ALL- Trk & Int as always Also DM when radar contact
7.Write dept time circle in red DEADWOOD
 

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XXXXVII. HEZ shelf active, Acft requestiong VKS dept (VKS..HEZ..AEX)
1.Tell GWO radio EDC time
2.Go to DL, in Acft string (VKS..MCB..AEX)
1.Or issue it in the clearence
3.check for traffic @ 040 if there is some;
1.Ensure requested Alt is above 050 and not IAFDOF
4.Call GWO with clearency
5.Tell Rside VKS climbing to 030 when able direct HEZ
6.ALL- Trk & Int as always Also DM when radar contact
7.Write dept time circle in red DEADWOOD
just wondering why you would clear a guy from vicksburg to alexendria via mccomb, yet tell the R-side to go to natchez when able. maybe it's been that long for me. however, put the damn route in from the D-CRD (d-crud) and let the r side do the rest. don't insult the r-side by telling him what to do.

p.s. i realize there's some active military airspace, but still...put VKS..HEZ..AEX and STILL tell the r to go to natchez when able (at best).
 

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I can't believe the FAA would be cool with that level of specifics. Good luck and very well written. Just hope they don't fire you for that.
 

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Decent info, but I wouldn't call it a Bible. I mean if someone on a point out says "traffic", me as a D-side have never turned to the R-side and said "can you miss that traffic?".

Plus your answer to almost all aircraft requesting lower is to trial plan an altitude with URET. This never happens. As an R side you just look at the scope and give lower. If someone has chop then you don't have time to trail plan altitudes. The main problem with a bunch of trainees is an over reliance on URET. URET is a tool but its not perfect, and misses alot of traffic.

P.S. What is up with you numbering system?
 
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All this shit looks Japanese to me. Haha. Thanks for this stuff though. Looks pretty detailed :/
 

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just wondering why you would clear a guy from vicksburg to alexendria via mccomb, yet tell the R-side to go to natchez when able. maybe it's been that long for me. however, put the damn route in from the D-CRD (d-crud) and let the r side do the rest. don't insult the r-side by telling him what to do.

p.s. i realize there's some active military airspace, but still...put VKS..HEZ..AEX and STILL tell the r to go to natchez when able (at best).
Now at the academy they want you to do the work and tell the r side. the hez shelf is hot you cannot release a plan to hez or you will get an A1. Mcbis within nav aid limits now and by passes the hez shelf. You would still have to appraq the climb with ZHU
 

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U*k you Perry Anna
I can't believe the FAA would be cool with that level of specifics. Good luck and very well written. Just hope they don't fire you for that.
When you washout and fail by less then .25 no worries. Although I am still the only person in FAA history to get .44 off for sitting to close to the rside. FU Perry Ann
 

tomcruise

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Decent info, but I wouldn't call it a Bible. I mean if someone on a point out says "traffic", me as a D-side have never turned to the R-side and said "can you miss that traffic?".

Plus your answer to almost all aircraft requesting lower is to trial plan an altitude with URET. This never happens. As an R side you just look at the scope and give lower. If someone has chop then you don't have time to trail plan altitudes. The main problem with a bunch of trainees is an over reliance on URET. URET is a tool but its not perfect, and misses alot of traffic.

P.S. What is up with you numbering system?
This is only for academy training. We all know it is different in the real world. How else do you expect people to learn? Or is everyone supposed to be on a "real-world" R side level the second they step into the lab in OKC? This information is great for current and future academy students.
 

tomcruise

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U*k you Perry Anna

When you washout and fail by less then .25 no worries. Although I am still the only person in FAA history to get .44 off for sitting to close to the rside.
I've heard horror stories of eval day and grading lately but none come close to getting points off for sitting too close to the r side!!
 

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XXII. Emergiences
1.If not busy (higher priority) write all Ness. info on blank strip in SIA
2.Print strip out on Acft
1.Route Amend it will print
2.or RS CID 66
3.Record all info on strip & inform Sup
1.Acft, Nature of emergiency, pilots disires, dest, equip on ground
4.Change Dest. via keyboard
1.Corrdnaite with next sector if Ness.
5.Acft needs to be in SPA
6.If handed off & comm change to Apch remove strip (Mark comm change)
7.If Landing VKS, GWO, 0M8 report down time to Sup.
****Only required to pass on Nature, Pilot desires ande requested equitment


I was just scrolling through this bible, but you might have your own emergency when you remove strips (RS)... I'd say Strip Request (SR) might be a better idea :) and is there a "P" required to get it to print?