An aircraft sighted by the local controller at the time of first radio contact may be positioned in the landing sequence after coordination with approach control.
Identify the aircraft before taking action to position it in the approach sequence.
Hold VFR aircraft over the initial reporting fix or a fix near the airport when holding is required to establish an approach sequence.
Do not assign landing sequence numbers, when establishing aircraft in the approach sequence, unless this responsibility has been delegated in a LOA or facility directive.
NOTE: The landing sequence is ordinarily established by the tower.
NOTE: The point at which an aircraft is instructed to contact the tower is determined by prior coordination between the tower and approach control and will vary, depending on the runway in use, weather, etc. The transfer of communications ordinarily occurs at least 5 miles from the runway. The point for the transfer of communications should be a sufficient distance from the airport to permit the tower to properly sequence the aircraft, but not at a distance that could derogate the provision of radar traffic information service.
Instruct the aircraft to change to approach control for sequencing when an aircraft, under tower control, abandons the approach and coordination with approach control reveals no immediate space in the approach sequence.
Inform departing VFR aircraft who request radar traffic advisories when to contact departure control and the frequency to use. Provide traffic advisories in accordance with para 2-1-21, Traffic Advisories, after the departure is radar identified.
NOTE: Departing aircraft desiring traffic information are expected to request the service and to state their proposed direction of flight upon initial contact with ground control.
Basic radar services should be provided to the extent possible, workload permitting. Terminate radar service to aircraft landing at airports other than those where sequencing service is provided at a sufficient distance from the airport to permit the pilot to change to the appropriate frequency for traffic and airport information.
NOTE: Issue information provided from the FSS or WSO. Otherwise, inform the pilot that wind information is not available.