Traffic information and avoiding action

Information regarding traffic on a conflicting path should be given in the following form:

  1. relative bearing of the conflicting traffic in terms of the 12 hour clock;
  2. distance from the conflicting traffic;
  3. direction of the flight of the conflicting traffic; and
  4. any other pertinent information, such as unknown, slow moving, fast moving, opposite (or same) direction, crossing left to right (or right to left), aircraft type and level, climbing or descending.

FASTFLY 123 UNKNOWN TRAFFIC 2 O’CLOCK 4 MILES SAME DIRECTION SLOW MOVING

LOOKING OUT FASTFLY 123 (…)

FASTFLY 123 TRAFFIC IN SIGHT

Depending on the circumstances, vectors may be offered by the controller or requested by the pilot. The controller should inform the pilot when the conflict no longer exists.

FASTFLY 123 TRAFFIC 3 O’CLOCK 9 MILES CROSSING RIGHT TO LEFT FAST MOVING

FASTFLY 123 NEGATIVE CONTACT REQUEST VECTORS

FASTFLY 123 TURN LEFT  HEADING 050

LEFT HEADING 050 FASTFLY 123

FASTFLY 123 CLEAR OF TRAFFIC, RESUME OWN NAVIGATION DIRECT TENTOWN

DIRECT TENTOWN VOR FASTFLY123