aircraft conflict alert

A safety alert issuedby ATC to aircraft under their control if ATC isaware of an aircraft that is not under their
control at an altitude which, in the controller’sjudgement, places both aircraft in unsafe
proximity to each other. With the alert, ATC will
offer the pilot an alternate course of action whenfeasible; e.g., “Traffic Alert, advise you turn
right heading zero niner zero or climb to eight
thousand immediately.”The issuance of a safety alert is contingent upon thecapability of the controller to have an awareness of an
unsafe condition. The course of action provided will bepredicated on other traffic under ATC control. Once thealert is issued, it is solely the pilot’s prerogative todetermine what course of action, if any, he/she will take.