As more and more people are saying “traffic in the area please advise” on the radio, the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) 4-1-9 g-1 now states:
g. Self-Announce Position and/or Intentions
1. General. Self-announce is a procedure whereby pilots broadcast their position or intended flight activity or ground operation on the designated CTAF. This procedure is used primarily at airports which do not have an FSS on the airport. The self-announce procedure should also be used if a pilot is unable to communicate with the FSS on the designated CTAF. Pilots stating, “Traffic in the area, please advise” is not a recognized Self-Announce Position and/or Intention phrase and should not be used under any condition.
I think the flying public should be aware as to cut down on excess radio congestion. Thanks!
MARK L. PRIGLMEIER
St. Cloud, Minn