radar service terminated

radar service terminated

A term used by air traffic control (ATC) to inform a pilot that he or she will no longer be provided any of the services that could be received while in radar contact. Radar service is automatically terminated, and the pilot is not advised in the following cases:
i. An aircraft cancels the IFR (instrument flight rules) flight plan, except within Class B airspace, Class C airspace, a TRSA (terminal radar service area), or where basic radar service is provided.
ii. An aircraft conducting an instrument, visual, or contact approach has landed or has been asked to change over to an advisory frequency.
iii. An arriving VFR (visual flight rules) aircraft, receiving radar service to a tower-controlled airport has either landed or has been asked to change over to an advisory frequency.
iv. An aircraft completes a radar approach within Class B airspace, Class C airspace, a TRSA, or where sequencing is provided.
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For instance, when you get, "Radar service terminated, squawk 1200," reply with a simple acknowledgement, "Roger, squawking VFR," to keep everyone on the same page.
Over darkest west Kansas, cruising at the 10,000-foot minimum en route altitude (MEA), ATC called, "Radar service terminated. Radio contact will be lost in the next few miles.
When I say "change to advisory frequency", that's the same as saying, "radar service terminated." We just leapt from radar separation to IFR non-radar separation standards.
Radar service terminated. Change to advisory frequency approved and report on the ground please." A few seconds later, the pilot replied, "Okay, we'll follow him in visual approach and, ah, we're switching (unreadable).
"Cardinal 12345, radar service terminated; change to advisory approved," the controller announced before we'd reached Yorki, about six miles from the airport.
So rules were developed to allow altitude changes based on position reports, much like today when ATC says, "Radar service terminated (or lost), report FIGBY."
When ATC says "Radar service terminated," they expect you to keep the code for what might be ahead.
If ATC has already handed you off to CTAF at an uncontrolled field, you are not compelled to make an outer marker report in the blind, even though they usually preface the handoff with "radar service terminated." It's a good idea to let the local traffic know you're there; however, you are not compelled by the regulations or the AIM to do so.
While off-airway on a direct route to a VOR a couple of states away, ATC calls and tells you that their radar just went down and "radar service terminated." Unless you're told otherwise, what report do you now add to the mix of required reports?
Approach (muffled laughter): "Radar service terminated. Squawk 1200.