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Pilot/Controller Glossary

3/29/18

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FAF

(See FINAL APPROACH FIX.)

FALLEN HERO– Remains of fallen members of the
United States military are often returned home by
aircraft. These flights may be identified with the
phrase “FALLEN HERO” added to the remarks
section of the flight plan, or they may be transmitted
via air/ground communications. If able, these flights
will receive priority handling.

FAST FILE

− An FSS system whereby a pilot files a

flight plan via telephone that is recorded and later
transcribed for transmission to the appropriate air
traffic facility.  (Alaska only.)

FAWP

− Final Approach Waypoint

FCLT

(See FREEZE CALCULATED LANDING TIME.)

FEATHERED PROPELLER

− A propeller whose

blades have been rotated so that the leading and
trailing edges are nearly parallel with the aircraft
flight path to stop or minimize drag and engine
rotation. Normally used to indicate shutdown of a
reciprocating or turboprop engine due to malfunc-
tion.

FEDERAL AIRWAYS

(See LOW ALTITUDE AIRWAY STRUCTURE.)

FEEDER FIX

− The fix depicted on Instrument

Approach Procedure Charts which establishes the
starting point of the feeder route.

FEEDER ROUTE

− A route depicted on instrument

approach procedure charts to designate routes for
aircraft to proceed from the en route structure to the
initial approach fix (IAF).

(See INSTRUMENT APPROACH

PROCEDURE.)

FERRY FLIGHT

− A flight for the purpose of:

a.

Returning an aircraft to base.

b.

Delivering an aircraft from one location to

another.

c.

Moving an aircraft to and from a maintenance

base. Ferry flights, under certain conditions, may be
conducted under terms of a special flight permit.

FIELD ELEVATION

(See AIRPORT ELEVATION.)

FILED

− Normally used in conjunction with flight

plans, meaning a flight plan has been submitted to
ATC.

FILED EN ROUTE DELAY

− Any of the following

preplanned delays at points/areas along the route of
flight which require special flight plan filing and
handling techniques.

a.

Terminal Area Delay. A delay within a terminal

area for touch-and-go, low approach, or other
terminal area activity.

b.

Special Use Airspace Delay. A delay within a

Military Operations Area, Restricted Area, Warning
Area, or ATC Assigned Airspace.

c.

Aerial Refueling Delay. A delay within an

Aerial Refueling Track or Anchor.

FILED FLIGHT PLAN

− The flight plan as filed with

an ATS unit by the pilot or his/her designated
representative without any subsequent changes or
clearances.

FINAL

− Commonly used to mean that an aircraft is

on the final approach course or is aligned with a
landing area.

(See FINAL APPROACH COURSE.)
(See FINAL APPROACH-IFR.)
(See SEGMENTS OF AN INSTRUMENT

APPROACH PROCEDURE.)

FINAL APPROACH [ICAO]

− That part of an

instrument approach procedure which commences at
the specified final approach fix or point, or where
such a fix or point is not specified.

a.

At the end of the last procedure turn, base turn

or inbound turn of a racetrack procedure, if specified;
or

b.

At the point of interception of the last track

specified in the approach procedure; and ends at a
point in the vicinity of an aerodrome from which:

1.

A landing can be made; or

2.

A missed approach procedure is initiated.

FINAL APPROACH COURSE

− A bearing/radial/

track of an instrument approach leading to a runway
or an extended runway centerline all without regard
to distance.