1. FLIGHT DATA AND ARRIVAL CONTROLLER RESPONSIBILITIES
The responsibilities and duties of the flight data and arrival controllers are the same as those in
limited approach control functions and surveillance approach services. In addition to these duties and
responsibilities, the arrival controller must issue the required approach information for a PAR pattern, an
after-radar identification, or a confirmation of radar contact (or radar handoffs).
2. FINAL CONTROLLER POSITION
a. Handoff Acceptance;
(1) The final controller ensures that the radar indicator is properly aligned for the approach type
anticipated (PAR). (Observe the target being pointed out by the arrival controller.) Declare radar
contact when the radar target is verified on the AZ display or scope. Remember, the final controller is
responsible for maintaining radar contact with the aircraft after handoff. You must servo the radar
antennas on the AZ and EL if you are to maintain radar contact. By servoing the AZ antenna switch, the
EL target is strengthened or reduced. Conversely, when the elevator servo is moved, the AZ target is
strengthened or reduced. When either AZ or EL is not servoed accurately, you are likely to lose one or
(2) The final controller is responsible for aligning the aircraft with an extended runway
centerline. This is easily accomplished by interpreting the radar display and issuing accurate vector
headings. Of course, in the case of no-gyro aircraft, you should issue timed turns to achieve accurate
vectors. In either case and with practice, you may provide very accurate approaches.
b. Communications Check. This is the same as that used in the surveillance final approach. On
initial contact with the final controller, ask the pilot for a communications check.
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c. Missed Approach Procedures. This is also the same as that used in the surveillance final
approach. Except for USAF aircraft, before an instrument flight rule (IFR) aircraft starts the final
descent for a full-stop landing and weather reports indicate that any portion of the final approach will be
conducted in IFR conditions, issue a specific missed approach procedure approved for the radar
approach being conducted. Of course, this need not be issued to visual flight rule (VFR) aircraft making
a PAR or surveillance in VFR conditions.