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Preflight

12. Block 12.

Specify the fuel on board in

hours and minutes.

13. Block 13.

Specify an alternate airport if

desired.

14. Block 14.

Enter your complete name,

address, and telephone number. Enter sufficient
information to identify home base, airport, or
operator.

NOTE

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.

NOTE

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

(OIS)

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 http://www.fly.faa.gov 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

Outages.

(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

advisory.

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 http://www.atcscc.faa.gov/ois/ 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.

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−1−6. Flight Plan− Defense VFR (DVFR)

Flights

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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