(1) To radar-identified aircraft.
(a) Azimuth from the aircraft in terms of the 12-hour clock.
(b) Distance from the aircraft in miles.
(c) Direction in which traffic is proceeding and/or relative traffic movement.
(d) If known, the type of aircraft and altitude.
PHRASEOLOGY: TRAFFIC, (number) O'CLOCK (number) MILES, (direction) BOUND
(relative movement and, if known, type of aircraft and altitude--if altitude is
unknown, so state.)
(2) To non radar-identified aircraft.
(a) Distance and direction from fix.
(b) Direction in which traffic is proceeding.
(c) If known, the type of aircraft and altitude.
(d) Estimated arrival time over the fix the aircraft is approaching, if appropriate.
PHRASEOLOGY: TRAFFIC, (number) MILES (or MINUTES) OF (airport or fix), (direction)
BOUND (if known, type or aircraft and altitude) ESTIMATED (fix and time).
(3) To radar-identified aircraft requesting avoidance vectors. When requested by the pilot, issue
radar vectors to assist in avoiding the traffic, provided the aircraft to be vectored is within your
jurisdiction area or coordination has been affected with the sector of facility in whose area the aircraft is
(4) To traffic not in sight. If the pilot informs you that he does not see the traffic you have
issued, inform him when the traffic is no longer a factor.
PHRASEOLOGY: TRAFFIC NO LONGER A FACTOR.
(number) O'CLOCK TRAFFIC NO LONGER A FACTOR.