5-2-19. ALTITUDE CONFIRMATION - MODE C

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  • 5-2-19. ALTITUDE CONFIRMATION - MODE C

    Request a pilot to confirm assigned altitude on initial contact unless:

    NOTE: For the purpose of this paragraph, “initial contact” means a pilot’s first radio contact with each sector/position.

    1. The pilot states the assigned altitude, or
    2. You assign a new altitude to a climbing or a descending aircraft, or
    3. The Mode C readout is valid and indicates that the aircraft is established at the assigned altitude, or
    4. TERMINAL. The aircraft was transferred to you from another sector/position within your facility (intrafacility).
      • PHRASEOLOGY
      • (In level flight situations), VERIFY AT (altitude/flight level).
      • (In climbing/descending situations),
      • (if aircraft has been assigned an altitude below the lowest usable flight level),
      • VERIFY ASSIGNED ALTITUDE (altitude).
      • or
      • (If aircraft has been assigned a flight level at or above the lowest usable flight level),
      • VERIFY ASSIGNED FLIGHT LEVEL (flight level).
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