Section 7. Terminal Radar Service Area (TRSA)- Terminal
Apply procedures within the designated in addition to the basic services described in , Visual, Section 6, Basic Radar Service to VFR Aircraft- Terminal.
Separate participating VFR aircraft from IFR aircraft and other participating VFR aircraft by any one of the following:
- Visual separation, as specified in paragraph , Visual Separation, paragraph , Vectors for Visual Approach, and paragraph , Sequencing.
Helicopters need not be separated from other helicopters. Traffic information must be exchanged, as necessary.
- Altitude information contained in a clearance, instruction, or advisory to VFR aircraft must meet , , or minimum IFR altitude criteria.
- If required, issue altitude assignments, consistent with the provisions of 14 CFR Section 91.119.
- Over congested areas, an altitude at least 1,000 feet above the highest obstacle; and
- Over other than congested areas, an altitude at least 500 feet above the surface.
- When necessary to assign an altitude for separation purposes to VFR aircraft contrary to 14 CFR Section 91.159, advise the aircraft to resume altitudes appropriate for the direction of flight when the altitude assignment is no longer needed for separation or when leaving the .
RESUME APPROPRIATE VFR ALTITUDES.
The tower must specify the approach interval.
- At controlled airports within the , inform a departing aircraft proposing to operate within the when to contact departure control and the frequency to use. If the aircraft is properly equipped, ground control or clearance delivery must issue the appropriate beacon code.
Departing aircraft are assumed to want service unless the pilot states, “negative service,” or makes a similar comment. Pilots are expected to inform the controller of intended destination and/or route of flight and altitude.
- Provide separation until the aircraft leaves the .
- Inform participating VFR aircraft when leaving the .
- Aircraft departing satellite controlled airports that will penetrate the should be provided the same service as those aircraft departing the primary airport. Procedures for handling this situation must be covered in a letter of agreement or facility directives, as appropriate.
- Procedures for handling aircraft departing uncontrolled satellite airports must be advertised in a facility bulletin and service provided accordingly.