Norfolk ATCT Transcript Tape provided by FAA on Sep 25, 2003 Transcribed by Miles Kara Sep 25-26 2003 and updated

Jan 9 2004 Quit 25 flight: Peninsula Radar, East Feeder Radar 1318-1338 GMT 8:23:40 Klaxon goes off in the background 8:24 Huntress: Langley Command Post, this is Huntress with an active air defense scramble for Quit 25 and Quit 26,1 repeat an active air defense scramble for Quit 25, Quit 26, scramble immediately, time of 1324, authenticate Bravo Xray, scramble on a heading of 010, flight level 290, contact Huntress on frequency 234 decimal six and backup 364 decimal two. All parties acknowledge with initials Langley Command Post, if you have any questions give me a call on the land line [male voice] Norfolk 618, Request release for Quit 25 Norfolk Approach Request release for Quit 25 Coming off of [runway] 8 Be advised he is coming off as a 3-ship, we are amending it I'm sorry, he's departing as a 3-ship He's starting to role now, it's a 3-ship Quit 25, runway heading, climbing thru 3

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0825:50 Langley: Norfolk: 0827 Langley Norfolk: 0829:24 Langley: 0929:32 0930:24

Norfolk: Langley: Quit 25:

0930:35 Peninsula: Quit 25, Norfolk Approach, you are radar contact, contact Norfolk Approach on 372.1 Quit 25: 372.1, Quit 25 0931:42 Quit 25: Peninsula: Quit 25 with you out of 7000 for 290 runway heading Quit 25 maintain flight level 230 Copy that 230, understand our clearance to be 090 for 60 That's what we show Copy that, so we're proceeding direct

0932:07 Quit 25: miles off Langley Peninsula: Quit 25:

0932:19 Peninsula: Quit 25 contact Norfolk Approach on Channel 4, Correction Channel 5, that's 372.1 Quit 25: Copy that, we just tried them with no luck so we came back to you, we'll push over there, push Uniform 5 Break to East Feeder Position for period 1326-1346 UTC 0931:00 Quit 25: Departure, with you ?? on runway heading for 290 Roger, Maintain FL 230 for now what heading (unintelligible) Quit 25 if you can go east bound maintain FL 230 Quit 25, Norfolk Approach, how do you hear Quit 25 is with you at 12 thousand for 230 I've got you loud and clear, how me I've got you loud and clear now Roger, have your third man squawk 4600 Quit 25 are you going directly to the Langley 090 at

0931:11 EF: would you like, sir Quit 25?: 0931:40 0931:55 0932:48 EF: EF: Quit 25: EF: Quit 25: EF: EF:

0933:05 60

Quit 25: Affirmative, (ui) ? that's our second clearance, we had an earlier clearance of a vector and an altitude 0933:18 EF: Giant Killer, 256 Quit 25, GK: Giant Killer'son EF: Flight of 3, third man squawking right now, they are direct to the Langley 90 at 60 climbing to 230 EF: Quit 25: EF: GK: EF: EF: GK: EF: GK: EF: Quit 25 contact Giant Killer on 238.1 Copy 238.1 Giant Killer 256. Giant Killer 256 Standby Giant Killer 256 Giant Killer 256 Go ahead That Quit 25 should have gone to 234.6, did Affirmative he's going direct Baltimore now Alright, thank you

0933:33 ' 0936:56 0938:50 0939:40 you give that to him

Norfolk Tower/TRACON 1 . Scramble Order where did scramble order come in, who took it and how was it memorialized who all was aware of the initial scramble order, did it come in on loud speaker - did both tower and tracon receive it 2. Flight Plans - what was local procedure in monitoring flight plans that morning— i.e. chain of custody on Quit 25 - what phone calls, if any, were associated with a scramble flight plan - How difficult is it to enter non-stereo flight plans - what restrictions applied, if any, after runway heading altitude was reached - How are flight plans changed and how easily 3. Peninsula Sector -^ - is Peninsula Sector always the handler of aircraft off of Langley to the East * West? - what did the Sector understand the mission and the heading to be - why was Quit 25 asked what heading he would like when flight plan showed 090 for 60 was the Sector aware that conflicted with the scramble order - at what altitude does East Feeder take over 4. East Feeder - Is EF the normal Sector to interface with Giant Killer - How was the Quit 25 handoff handled—was the heading discussed - Was EF aware of the scramble order and the discrepancy - Does EF also interface with Cape Charles, ZDC, or is that always done thru Giant Killer - How about Patuxent Advisory, what is the relationship? 5. Supervisory - what was the policy and procedure in place for active air scrambles - what are the decision and discretionary points re flight plan and flight plan changes - who heard the scramble order - when did either tower or tracon supervisor become aware that Quit 25 was not on the right heading - discuss history of active air and practice scrambles, any takeoffs to the west - where does the default heading of 090 for 60 come from, when was that institutionalized and for what reason - who can change a flight plan— controller or supervisor. How is that done - has anyone ever inquired as to the launch and vectoring of Quit 25 flight - was any after action review done concerning the launch of that flight