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6/17/21 

AIM 

a charted procedure or route with published speed 
restrictions. 

CAUTION

 

The phraseology “Climb via SID” requires compliance 
with all altitude and/or speed restrictions depicted on the 
procedure. 

(c) 

Instructs pilots to “resume published 

speed” when aircraft are cleared via a charted 
instrument flight procedure that contains published 
speed restrictions. 

(d) 

Advises aircraft to “delete speed restric-

tions” when ATC assigned or published speed 
restrictions on a charted procedure are no longer 
required. 

(e) 

Clears pilots for approach without restat-

ing previously issued speed adjustments. 

REFERENCE

 

Pilot/Controller Glossary Term

 Resume Normal Speed 

Pilot/Controller Glossary Term

 Resume Published Speed 

6. 

Gives due consideration to aircraft capabili-

ties to reduce speed while descending. 

7. 

Does not assign speed adjustments to aircraft 

at or above FL 390 without pilot consent. 

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10.  Traffic Advisories (Traffic 

Information) 

a.  Pilot. 

1. 

Acknowledges receipt of traffic advisories. 

2. 

Informs controller if traffic in sight. 

3. 

Advises ATC if a vector to avoid traffic is 

desired. 

4. 

Does not expect to receive radar traffic 

advisories on all traffic. Some aircraft may not appear 
on the radar display. Be aware that the controller may 
be occupied with higher priority duties and unable to 
issue traffic information for a variety of reasons. 

5. 

Advises controller if service is not desired. 

b.  Controller. 

1. 

Issues radar traffic to the maximum extent 

consistent with higher priority duties except in 
Class A airspace. 

2. 

Provides vectors to assist aircraft to avoid 

observed traffic when requested by the pilot. 

3. 

Issues traffic information to aircraft in the 

Class B, Class C, and Class D surface areas for 
sequencing purposes. 

4. 

Controllers are required to issue to each 

aircraft operating on intersecting or nonintersecting 
converging runways where projected flight paths 
will cross. 

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11.  Visual Approach 

a.  Pilot. 

1. 

If a visual approach is not desired, advises 

ATC. 

2. 

Complies with controller’s instructions for 

vectors toward the airport of intended landing or to a 
visual position behind a preceding aircraft. 

3. 

The pilot must, at all times, have either the 

airport or the preceding aircraft in sight. After being 
cleared for a visual approach, proceed to the airport 
in a normal manner or follow the preceding aircraft. 
Remain clear of clouds while conducting a visual 
approach. 

4. 

If the pilot accepts a visual approach 

clearance to visually follow a preceding aircraft, you 
are required to establish a safe landing interval behind 
the aircraft you were instructed to follow. You are 
responsible for wake turbulence separation. 

5. 

Advise ATC immediately if the pilot is unable 

to continue following the preceding aircraft, cannot 
remain clear of clouds, needs to climb, or loses sight 
of the airport. 

6. 

Be aware that radar service is automatically 

terminated, without being advised by ATC, when the 
pilot is instructed to change to advisory frequency. 

7. 

Be aware that there may be other traffic in the 

traffic pattern and the landing sequence may differ 
from the traffic sequence assigned by approach 
control or ARTCC. 

b.  Controller. 

1. 

Do not clear an aircraft for a visual approach 

unless reported weather at the airport is ceiling at or 
above 1,000 feet and visibility is 3 miles or greater. 
When weather is not available for the destination 
airport, inform the pilot and do not initiate a visual 
approach to that airport unless there is reasonable 
assurance that descent and flight to the airport can be 
made visually. 

Pilot/Controller Roles and Responsibilities 

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