(c) The receiving controller shall state the aircraft identification and inform the transferring
controller of radar contact.
(d) Should any doubt exist concerning positive identification, do not hesitate to require
additional information or to use additional methods.
b. Communication Transfer. Transfer communication before an aircraft enters the receiving
controller's area unless previously coordinated. If possible, initiate the transfer at the time of handoff.
c. Control Transfer. Assume control of an aircraft only after it is in your area of jurisdiction unless
specifically coordinated at the time of handoff. When you transfer control of an aircraft while it is
within your area of jurisdiction, issue any restrictions to the receiving controller that may be necessary
to provide separation with other aircraft within your area.
In order to separate traffic within your area of jurisdiction, coordinate with the transferring controller
any change in the heading or altitude of an aircraft within the transferring controller's area of
d. Confirmation. After you accept a handoff from another facility--
(1) Confirm the identity of a nonbeacon target by advising the pilot of the aircraft's position (in
relation to the handoff point).
(2) Confirm the identity of a beacon target by observing a code change, an IDENT reply, or a
STANDBY squawk (unless one of these methods was used in affecting the handoff). These procedures
do not apply at those towers or GCAs that have been delegated the responsibility for providing radar
separation within designated areas by the parent approach control facility and the aircraft identification
is assured by sequencing or positioning before the handoff.
NOTE: If any doubt as to target identification exists, apply the provisions of questionable
identification stated in paragraph 4e.
(1) Vector aircraft in controlled airspace for safety, separation, noise abatement, operational
advantage, or when the pilot requests it.