Identification

The means of radar identification are:

  • vectors given
  • position report information
  • request to the aircraft to make turns
  • use of bearing and distance information from a prominent object of radio aid
  • transfer of control
  • the use of SSR (secondary surveillance radar)

O-BC REPORT HEADING AND LEVEL

O-BC HEADING 120 AT 3000 FEET

O-BC FOR IDENTIFICATION TURN LEFT HEADING 080

LEFT HEADING 080 O-BC

O-BC IDENTIFIED 10 MILES NORTH OF TENTOWN CONTINUE PRESENT HEADING

ROGER, CONTINUE PRESENT HEADING O-BC

or

O-BC NOT IDENTIFIED, NOT YET WITHIN RADAR COVER. RESUME OWN NAVIGATION TO GREENVILLE

ROGER, RESUMING OWN NAVIGATION TO GREENVILLE, O-BC

The pilot should be advised if identification is lost, or about to be lost, and appropriate instructions given.

O-BC IDENTIFICATION LOST DUE TO RADAR FAILURE. CONTACT TENTOWN CONTROL ON 132.650

ROGER, 132.650 O-BC

or

O-BC WILL SHORTLY LOOSE IDENTIFICATION DUE TO FADE AREA. REMAIN THIS FREQUENCY.

WILCO O-BC