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12. Block 12. Specify the fuel on board in

hours and minutes.

13. Block 13. Specify an alternate airport if


14. Block 14. Enter your complete name,

address, and telephone number. Enter sufficient

information to identify home base, airport, or



This information is essential in the event of search and

rescue operations.

15. Block 15. Enter total number of persons on

board (POB) including crew.

16. Block 16. Enter the predominant colors.

17. Block 17. Record the FSS name for closing

the flight plan. If the flight plan is closed with a

different FSS or facility, state the recorded FSS name

that would normally have closed your flight plan.


1. Optional− record a destination telephone number to

assist search and rescue contact should you fail to report

or cancel your flight plan within 1/2 hour after your

estimated time of arrival (ETA).
2. The information transmitted to the destination FSS will
consist only of flight plan blocks 2, 3, 9, and 10. Estimated
time en route (ETE) will be converted to the correct ETA.

5−1−5. Operational Information System


a. The FAA’s Air Traffic Control System

Command Center (ATCSCC) maintains a website

with near real−time National Airspace System (NAS)

status information. NAS operators are encouraged to

access the website at prior to

filing their flight plan.

b. The website consolidates information from

advisories. An advisory is a message that is

disseminated electronically by the ATCSCC that

contains information pertinent to the NAS.

1. Advisories are normally issued for the

following items:

(a) Ground Stops.

(b) Ground Delay Programs.

(c) Route Information.

(d) Plan of Operations.

(e) Facility Outages and Scheduled Facility


(f) Volcanic Ash Activity Bulletins.

(g) Special Traffic Management Programs.

2. This list is not all−inclusive. Any time there

is information that may be beneficial to a large

number of people, an advisory may be sent.

Additionally, there may be times when an advisory is

not sent due to workload or the short length of time of

the activity.

3. Route information is available on the website

and in specific advisories. Some route information,

subject to the 56−day publishing cycle, is located on

the “OIS” under “Products,” Route Management

Tool (RMT), and “What’s New” Playbook. The RMT

and Playbook contain routings for use by Air Traffic

and NAS operators when they are coordinated

“real−time” and are then published in an ATCSCC


4. Route advisories are identified by the word

“Route” in the header; the associated action is

required (RQD), recommended (RMD), planned

(PLN), or for your information (FYI). Operators are

expected to file flight plans consistent with the Route

RQD advisories.

5. Electronic System Impact Reports are on the

intranet at under

“System Impact Reports.” This page lists scheduled

outages/events/projects that significantly impact

the NAS; for example, runway closures, air shows,

and construction projects. Information includes

anticipated delays and traffic management initia-

tives (TMI) that may be implemented.

5−1−6. Flight Plan− Defense VFR (DVFR)


VFR flights (except DOD or law enforcement flights)

into an ADIZ are required to file DVFR flight plans

for security purposes. Detailed ADIZ procedures are

found in Section 6, National Security and Intercep-

tion Procedures, of this chapter. (See 14 CFR Part 99,

Security Control of Air Traffic)


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