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Checking in with Controllers
Whenever an aircraft enters the AO and gets passed from the ATC on to the FAC, it will check in with the FAC by establishing comms with him on the designated frequency.
Afterwards the FAC may ask for further information like about the ordnance, the fuel status and the further capabilities of the aircraft. In the case of a flight, the flight leader will respond for all of his subordinates. The possible items such a Check-In may contain are listed in the table below.
|Reporting into the net||Reporting into the FACs net whenever joining his frequency to ensure the FAC knows about the aircrafts presence and to ensure everyone is on the correct channel and can hear each other.|
|Flight||Number and type of aircraft(s)|
|Ordnance||Ammunition counts of the aircraft(s)|
|Fuel status||Amount of fuel left on the aircraft(s)|
|Capabilities||The capabilities of the aircraft(s). This could include information about available sensors, imaging methods (NV/IR/Vis), Laser designation capabilities, number of passenger seats, cargo spaces, radar ranges, etc.|
Afterwards Here the FAC is Phoenix 8 on channel 80 with the aircraft Ligntning 1 joining his net after being handed off to the FAC from the ATC.
Air: Channel 80, this is Lightning 1 reporting into the net.
FAC: Lightning 1, this is Phoenix 8, ROGER. Requesting flight, ordnance, fuel status and capabilities.
Air: I am one A-10, equipped with 6 GBU-12s, 4 AGM-65D Mavericks, 1200 rounds GAU-8 and 2 Sidewinders, BREAK. My Fuel is at 70 %, I have a Laser-designator with thermal imaging and no night vision imaging.
FAC: ROGER, OUT.
UNITAF Standard Operating procedures (SOP) are adapted primarly from US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). Our written and audio procedures are a combination of the following primary source materials, as well as our own learnings, modifications and adaptations:
- US Army Techniques Publication, Infantry Platoon and Squad (ATP 3-21.8)
- Soldier’s Manual of Common Tasks Warrior Leader Skills Level 2, 3, and 4 (STP 21-24-SMCT)
- The Warrior Ethos and Soldier Combat Skills (FM 3-21.75 / FM 21-75)
- Leadership Development (FM 6-22)
- Dyslexi's Tactics, Techniques, & Procedures for Arma 3 (TTP3)