5-2-20. ALTITUDE CONFIRMATION - NON-MODE C

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  • 5-2-20. ALTITUDE CONFIRMATION - NON-MODE C

    1. 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. 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), VERIFY ASSIGNED ALTITUDE/FLIGHT LEVEL (altitude/flight level).
    2. USA. Reconfirm all pilot altitude read backs.
      • PHRASEOLOGY
      • (If the altitude read back is correct),
      • AFFIRMATIVE (altitude).
      • (If the altitude read back is not correct),
      • NEGATIVE. CLIMB/DESCEND AND MAINTAIN (altitude),
      • or
      • NEGATIVE. MAINTAIN (altitude).
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