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8. Block 8.

Define the route of flight by using

NAVAID identifier codes (or names if the code is
unknown), airways, jet routes, and waypoints (for


Use NAVAIDs or waypoints to define direct routes and
radials/bearings to define other unpublished routes.

9. Block 9.

Enter the destination airport

identifier code (or name if the identifier is unknown).

10. Block 10.

Enter your estimated time en

route based on latest forecast winds.

11. Block 11.

Enter only those remarks perti-

nent to ATC or to the clarification of other flight plan
information, such as the appropriate radiotelephony
(call sign) associated with the FAA-assigned
three-letter company designator filed in Block 2, if
the radiotelephony is new or has changed within the
last 60 days. In cases where there is no three-letter
designator but only an assigned radiotelephony or an
assigned three-letter designator is used in a medical
emergency, the radiotelephony must be included in
the remarks field. Items of a personal nature are not


1. The pilot is responsible for knowing when it is
appropriate to file the radiotelephony in remarks under the
60-day rule or when using FAA special radiotelephony

2. “DVRSN” should be placed in Block 11 only if the
pilot/company is requesting priority handling to their
original destination from ATC as a result of a diversion as
defined in the Pilot/Controller Glossary.

3. Do not assume that remarks will be automatically
transmitted to every controller. Specific ATC or en route
requests should be made directly to the appropriate

12. Block 12.

Specify the fuel on board,

computed from the departure point.

13. Block 13.

Specify an alternate airport if

desired or required, but do not include routing to the
alternate airport.

14. Block 14.

Enter the complete name,

address, and telephone number of pilot-in-command,
or in the case of a formation flight, the formation
commander. Enter sufficient information to identify
home base, airport, or operator.


This information would be essential in the event of search
and rescue operation.

15. Block 15.

Enter the total number of persons

on board including crew.

16. Block 16.

Enter the predominant colors.


Close IFR flight plans with tower, approach control, or
ARTCC, or if unable, with FSS. When landing at an airport
with a functioning control tower, IFR flight plans are
automatically canceled.


The information transmitted to the ARTCC for

IFR flight plans will consist of only flight plan
blocks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11.


−1−9. International Flight Plan (FAA Form


−4)− IFR Flights (For Domestic or

International Flights)

a. General

Use of FAA Form 7233

−4 is:


Mandatory for assignment of RNAV SIDs

and STARs or other PBN routing,


Mandatory for all IFR flights that will depart

U.S. domestic airspace, and


Recommended for domestic IFR flights.


1. An abbreviated description of FAA Form 7233


(International Flight Plan) may be found in this section. A
detailed description of FAA Form 7233

−4 may be found on

the FAA website at:

2. Filers utilizing FAA Form 7233

−1 (Flight Plan) may not

be eligible for assignment of RNAV SIDs and STARs. Filers
desiring assignment of these procedures should file using
FAA Form 7233

−4, as described in this section.

3. When filing an IFR flight plan using FAA Form 7233


it is recommended that filers include all operable
navigation, communication, and surveillance equipment
capabilities by adding appropriate equipment qualifiers as
shown in Tables 5

−1−3 and 5−1−4. These equipment

qualifiers should be filed in Item 10 of FAA Form 7233


4. ATC issues clearances based on aircraft capabilities
filed in Items 10 and 18 of FAA Form 7233

−4. Operators

should file all capabilities for which the aircraft and crew
is certified, capable, and authorized. PBN/ capability
should be filed as per paragraph 5-1-9 b 8 Items 18 (c) and