Technique - Flight following
Another set of eyes in the sky
Flight following—the pilots’ vernacular for VFR traffic advisories—is a useful tool for making your way through the National Airspace System. On a VFR flight, you can ask air traffic control to watch for other traffic in your vicinity. As ATC’s primary responsibility is to maintain separation for IFR traffic, flight following is available to VFR pilots on a workload-permitting basis.