Used by ATC to ascertain an aircraft's specific
altitude/flight level. When the aircraft is climbing or
descending, the pilot should state the indicated
altitude rounded to the nearest 100 feet.
EXAMPLE: "[Call sign], _____ DEPARTURE, say
altitude." "[Call sign], passing eight thousand two
Used by ATC to request an aircraft heading. The
pilot should state the actual heading of the aircraft.
EXAMPLE: "[Call sign], _____ APPROACH, say
SEARCH AND RESCUE/SAR
Service which seeks missing aircraft.
Activate specific modes/codes functions on the
aircraft transponder. (No verbal response necessary
unless you did not hear all four digits that were
specified and want to confirm them.)
EXAMPLE: "[Call sign], _____ CENTER, squawk
Example Codes: Emergency squawk 7700 Lost
Comm 7600 VFR squawk 1200
The controller or aircrew must pause for a few
seconds, usually to attend to other duties of higher
priority. Also means to "wait."
A response to an ATC request to contact a new
agency on a discrete frequency followed by reading
back the frequency.
EXAMPLE: "[Call sign], _____ CENTER, contact
JAX Center now on 351.9." "[Call sign], switching
TRAFFIC IN SIGHT
I have visual contact with other air traffic.
EXAMPLE: "[Call sign], _____ DEPARTURE,
traffic at your 12 o'clock and two miles, three
thousand, type unknown." "[Call sign], traffic in