squawk ident

squawk ident

A phrase used by ATC (air traffic control) to ask a pilot to activate the identification feature on the aircraft transponder. Once the feature is activated, the ground controller can immediately establish the aircraft's identify.
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Approach: "Bonanza One Delta Lima, Squawk Ident and tell the captain to take his time.
The controller responded by requesting the Legacy crew to squawk ident on their transponder and confirmed the flight was in radar contact.