the final approach course for surveillance approaches conducted by military-operated mobile radar
Part B. CONTROL
4. RADAR IDENTIFICATION
a. Identification Status. Before you provide radar service, establish and maintain radar
identification of the aircraft involved. Inform the pilot of radar contact after you establish initial
identification within the ATC system and after you reestablish identification subsequent to losing radar
contact with the aircraft or terminating radar service to it. Also inform the pilot when radar contact is
b. Service Termination. Inform the pilot when radar service is terminated. Radar service is
automatically terminated and the pilot need not be advised of termination when--
(1) An aircraft cancels its IFR flight plan, except within a terminal control area (TCA), airport
radar service area (ARSA), terminal radar service area (TRSA), or where Stage II service is provided.
(2) An aircraft conducting an instrument, visual, or contact approach has landed or has been
(a) An arriving VFR aircraft receiving radar service to a tower-controlled airport within a
TCA, TRSA, ARSA, or where Stage II service is provided has landed, or to all other airports, is
instructed to change to tower or advisory frequency.
(b) An aircraft completes a radar approach.
c. Primary Radar Identification Methods. Identify a primary or radar beacon target by using one of
the following methods:
(1) Observe a departing aircraft target within 1 mile of the takeoff runway end (Figure 1).
(2) Observe a target whose position, with respect to a fix or a visual reporting point, corresponds
with a direct position report received from an aircraft and the observed track is consistent with the
reported heading or flight route. A fix is displayed on the video map, scribed on the map overlay, or
displayed as a permanent echo. A visual reporting point is one whose range and azimuth from the radar