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Introduction

    This represents a transcript of the interactions between a pilot and ATC for a IFR flight from Reno (KRNO) to San Francisco (KSFO). Notice the pattern is always the same when a pilot first contacts a controller. The pilot states WHO he is, WHERE he is, and WHAT he wants to do.

    (Pilot switches to RNO_DEL freq after filing FMG6.FMG.MOD2, FL310)

    Pilot:

    Reno Delivery, Cal Air 101 at the main terminal requesting IFR to San Francisco.

    RENO_DEL:

    Cal Air 101, clearance on request, standby.

    RENO_DEL:

    Cal Air 101, I have your clearance, advise ready to copy.

    Pilot:

    Ready to copy, Cal Air 101.

    RENO_DEL:

    Cal Air 101 is cleared to San Francisco via the FMG6 departure, FMG transisition, then as filed. Climb and maintain 12,000ft, expect FL310 in 10 minutes, departure frequency 118.60, squawk 5510.

    Pilot:

    Cal Air 101 cleared to San Francisco via FMG6 departure, FMG transition, then as filed, climb and maintain 12,000ft then FL310 in 10 minutes, departure frequency 118.60, squawking 5510.

    RENO_DEL:

    Cal Air 101, readback is correct. Contact ground on 121.40 for taxi.

    Pilot:

    We'll call ground, good day, Cal Air 101.

    (Pilot switches to RNO_GND)

    Pilot:

    Reno Ground, Cal Air 101 at the main terminal, ready for taxi, we have the weather.

    RENO_GND:

    Cal Air 101, Reno Ground, taxi to runway 16R.

    Pilot:

    To 16R, Cal Air 101.

    (Holding short at 16R, the pilot switches to tower frequency)

    Pilot:

    Reno Tower, Cal Air 101, holding short 16R, ready to for takeoff.

    RENO_TWR:

    Cal Air 101, Reno Tower, winds 190 at 15, gusting 23, runway 16R cleared for takeoff.

    Pilot:

    Copy the winds, we're rolling, Cal Air 101.

    (After wheels up)

    RENO_TWR:

    Cal Air 101, contact Reno Departure.

    Pilot:

    Off to departure, so long, Cal Air 101.

    (Pilot switches to RNO_DEP frequency)

    Pilot:

    Departure, Cal Air 101 with you out of 5,500ft for 12,000ft.

    RENO_DEP:

    Cal Air 101, Reno Departure, radar contact, climb and maintain 16,000ft.

    Pilot:

    Up to 16,000ft, Cal Air 101.

    (Between 10,000ft - 14,000ft)

    RENO_DEP:

    Contact OAK CTR on 132.20.

    Pilot:

    Off to Center, so long, Cal Air 101.

    (Pilot switches to OAK_CTR frequency)

    Pilot:

    Oakland Center, good afternoon, Cal Air 101 is with you out of 15,000ft for 16,000ft.

    OAK_CTR:

    Cal Air 101, Oakland Center, climb and maintain FL310.

    Pilot:

    All the way to FL310, Cal Air 101.

    (Later in the flight)

    OAK_CTR:

    Cross CEDES at 11,000ft at 250 knots, SFO altimeter 29.97.

    Pilot:

    CEDES at 11,000ft 250 knots, Cal Air 101.

    (When ready to descend)

    Pilot:

    Cal Air 101 leaving FL310 for 11,000ft.

    OAK_CTR:

    Cal Air 101, roger.

    (Around FL180)

    OAK_CTR:

    Cal Air 101, contact Norcal Approach on 135.65.

    Pilot:

    Over to Norcal, Cal Air 101.

    (Pilot switches to 135.65)

    Pilot:

    Norcal Approach, Cal Air 101 with you at 17,000ft for 11,000ft at CEDES at 250knts, we have the weather.

    SFO_APP:

    Cal Air 101, expect ILS 28R approach, depart CEDES heading 240 then reduce speed 210kts.

    Pilot:

    Heading 240 after CEDES, then 210knts on the speed for ILS 28R, Cal Air 101.

    SFO_APP:

    Cal Air 101, descend and maintain 6,000ft then reduce speed to 180kts.

    Pilot:

    6,000ft then 180knts on the speed, Cal Air 101.

    SFO_APP:

    Cal Air 101, 4 miles from DUMBA, fly heading 260, maintain 4,100ft until established, cleared ILS 28R approach.

    Pilot:

    Heading 260 and 4,100ft, cleared approach.

    SFO_APP:

    Cal Air 101, maintain 180kts to the outer marker, contact Tower 120.50.

    Pilot:

    180knts to the marker, over to Tower, Cal Air 101.

    (Pilot switches to SFO_TWR)

    Pilot:

    San Francisco Tower, Cal Air 101, with you for 28R.

    SFO_TWR:

    Cal Air 101, winds 300 at 25, runway 28R cleared to land.

    Pilot:

    Cleared to land 28R, Cal Air 101.

    (After landing, and slowing down while on runway)

    SFO_TWR:

    Welcome to SFO, exit left when able, cross 28L, contact ground 121.90.

    Pilot:

    To the left, over 28L, then to ground, see ya, 101

    (Pilot switches to ground)

    Pilot:

    SFO_GND:

    Cal Air 101, San Francisco Ground, taxi to the gate via Alpha.

    Pilot:

    To the gate via Alpha, Cal Air 101.

    (Flight is complete)