by Fred J. Calfior and Douglas W. Miller
Set ZOOM to "1.0"
Set TIME to "12:00"
"You are going to see a magnificent style of doing a takeoff, which is called an instrument takeoff! With the localizer positioned down the runway centerline, you make sure that the CDI needle stays centered. But that's not the primary way to accomplish this takeoff. You'll make sure you're lined up on the centerline, then with full power added and control movements being teeny tiny small, you'll hold the runway heading. It'll be thrilling! San Francisco also has a pre-taxi clearance program, so now it's time to get our IFR clearance. According to the airport chart, frequency is one one eight point two, right?"
1) Tune COM to "118.2" (San Francisco Clearance)
"SAN FRANCISCO CLEARANCE DELIVERY, CESSNA 9413MIKE, INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL, IFR. I'D LIKE TO ACTIVATE MY IFR FLIGHT PLAN FROM SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL TO SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, PLEASE."
San Francisco Clearance:
"CESSNA 9413MIKE, SAN FRANCISCO CLEARANCE DELIVERY, CLEARED TO SOUTH LAKE TAHOE AIRPORT SHORELINE NINE DEPARTURE, LINDEN TRANSITION THEN AS FILED. MAINTAIN ONE ONE THOUSAND. BAY DEPARTURE FREQUENCY WILL BE ONE TWO ZERO POINT NINER, SQUAWK TWO SEVEN THREE FOUR."
"CESSNA 13MIKE IS CLEARED AS FILED. MAINTAIN ONE ONE THOUSAND. DEPARTURE ONE TWO ZERO POINT NINER, SQUAWK TWO SEVEN THREE FOUR."
San Francisco Clearance:
"CESSNA 13MIKE, READBACK CORRECT. HAVE A SAFE FLIGHT!"
"For expectation purposes, realize that whenever you leave an airport area by way of a standard instrument departure, ATC will always clear you to the destination airport, and relate what that SID is as well as its transition. If we were to just boot out and go, then we 'd simply be cleared to South Lake Tahoe Airport as filed. And the 'as filed' does not include altitude, so ATC must follow with an altitude. You're right! Let's get A TIS now and you have the frequency on your notes, I see!"
1) Tune COM to "135.45" (San Francisco ATIS)
"SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, INFORMATION JULIETTE, ONE EIGHT FIVE FIVE ZULU WEATHER, MEASURED CEILING ONE HUNDRED OVERCAST, VISIBILITY ONE QUARTER MILE, FOG, TEMPERATURE FOUR EIGHT, DEWPOINT FOUR FIVE, WIND THREE ZERO ZERO AT ONE TWO. ALTIMETER TWO NINER EIGHT ZERO. ILS RUNWAYS TWO EIGHT LEFT AND RIGHT ARE IN USE. LANDING AND DEPARTING RUNWAYS TWO EIGHT LEFT AND RIGHT. ADVISE ON INITIAL CONTACT YOU HAVE INFORMATION JULIETTE."
2) Set "Altimeter" and "Heading Indicator"
3) Set XPDR to "2734" (assigned IFR code)
"Now here's where you put your NAV 1 setup to the localizer for runway two eight Left, since that's where I think they '11 steer us for takeoff. It's a secondary method of maintaining a straight line takeoff for such a low cloud deck as we 've got today. See, I raise my arm and look, Mom! No hands! Now that's a low cloud deck!!!!"
4) Tune NAV 1 to "109.5" (ISFO)
5) Set NAV 1 OBS to "280"
6) Tune NAV 2 to "116.8" (OAK)
7) Set NAV 2 OBS to "040"
8) Set the DME to "NAV 2" and "DIST"
9) Check CARB HEAT is "OFF"
10) Check GEAR "DOWN"
11) Turn STROBE "ON"
12) Check LIGHTS are "OFF"
"Let me ask you this! Once we 're airborne and proceeding outbound away from San Francisco, what would you do if in trying to raise Departure Control, you got nothing but silence over the radio? You can't see, so no visual landing to the airport is possible. Think about it, because it could really happen, right? And the first time it happens is not the time to be considering it for the first time! Stay tuned, but meanwhile, let's talk to Ground Control. "
13) Tune COM to "121.8" (San Francisco Ground)
"SAN FRANCISCO GROUND, CESSNA 9413MIKE AT INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL, READY TO TAXI, IFR TO SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, WITH INFORMATION JULIETTE."
San Francisco Ground:
"CESSNA 9413MIKE, SAN FRANCISCO GROUND, TAXI STRAIGHT AHEAD AND HOLD SHORT RUNWAY ONE LEFT."
"CESSNA 13MIKE, HOLD SHORT RUNWAY ONE LEFT, STRAIGHT AHEAD."
"Well, we're not anticipating any arrivals on runways one left or right, but who knows? Wouldn 't it be neat to all of a sudden see someone pop out and land? That would be a Category two or Category three type of instrument approach, where the minimums are lower than us type instrument pilots. Some day, you might be flying an aircraft which is computerized all the way down the final approach course, and you never even have to see the runway at all for a good landing!"
14) Taxi up to runway 1L
San Francisco Ground:
"CESSNA 13MIKE, SAN FRANCISCO GROUND, CROSS RUNWAYS ONE LEFT AND ONE RIGHT, TURN LEFT ON TAXIWAY LIMA AND HOLD SHORT OF RUNWAY TWO EIGHT LEFT FOR INTERSECTION TAKEOFF. PERFORM YOUR RUNUP THERE."
"CESSNA 13MIKE, CROSS ONE LEFT AND RIGHT, LEFT TAXIWAY LIMA, HOLD SHORT RUNWAY TWO EIGHT LEFT, INTERSECTION TAKEOFF."
"Let's continue taxiing. You don't see intersection takeoffs too often, especially when it's just as practical to always start at the approach end of a runway. But it is a long travel and we certainly have plenty of runway for our takeoff needs, don't you agree? That also means San Francisco is not busy with a lot of inbounds, which tells me how crazy we are to begin with! But who wants a book with only three flight scenarios?"
RUN UP -
1) Set brake (hold down to prevent aircraft from moving)
2) Advance power to about "1800" RPM
** 3) Select CARB HEAT "ON", record RPM drop_____(5 pts)
4) Select CARB HEAT "OFF"
** 5) Select "LEFT" Mag, record RPM drop___________(5 pts)
6) Select "BOTH" Mags
** 7) Select "RIGHT" Mag, record RPM drop__________(5 pts)
8) Select "BOTH" Mags
9) Reduce power to idle
10) Set FLAPS to first notch (10 degrees takeoff configuration)
"Back to the no radio contact problem I left you poring over! There's nothing to think about! Just read your lost communication procedures off of your Shoreline Nine Departure plate. One minute after crossing the three four two radial out of San Francisco VOR, we would then go to Oakland VOR and cross it at or above four thousand feet. Then continue along our filed route which we 've been cleared to. The adventure begins with you switching to one two zero point five, San Francisco Tower!"
11) Tune COM to "120.5" (San Francisco Tower)
"SAN FRANCISCO TOWER, CESSNA 9413MIKE IS READY FOR IFR DEPARTURE RUNWAY TWO EIGHT LEFT AT LIMA."
San Francisco Tower:
"CESSNA 9413MIKE, SAN FRANCISCO TOWER, RUNWAY TWO EIGHT LEFT, CLEARED FOR INTERSECTION TAKEOFF."
"CESSNA 13MIKE, CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF."