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Pilot/Controller Glossary

3/29/18

PCG S

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STOP SQUAWK (Mode or Code)

− Used by ATC to

tell the pilot to turn specified functions of the aircraft
transponder off.

(See STOP ALTITUDE SQUAWK.)

(See TRANSPONDER.)

STOP STREAM

− Used by ATC to request a pilot to

suspend electronic attack activity.

(See JAMMING.)

STOPOVER FLIGHT PLAN

− A flight plan format

which permits in a single submission the filing of a
sequence of flight plans through interim full-stop
destinations to a final destination.

STOPWAY

− An area beyond the takeoff runway no

less wide than the runway and centered upon the
extended centerline of the runway, able to support the
airplane during an aborted takeoff, without causing
structural damage to the airplane, and designated by
the airport authorities for use in decelerating the
airplane during an aborted takeoff.

STRAIGHT-IN APPROACH IFR

− An instrument

approach wherein final approach is begun without
first having executed a procedure turn, not
necessarily completed with a straight-in landing or
made to straight-in landing minimums.

(See LANDING MINIMUMS.)

(See STRAIGHT-IN APPROACH VFR.)
(See STRAIGHT-IN LANDING.)

STRAIGHT-IN APPROACH VFR

− Entry into the

traffic pattern by interception of the extended runway
centerline (final approach course) without executing
any other portion of the traffic pattern.

(See TRAFFIC PATTERN.)

STRAIGHT-IN LANDING

− A landing made on a

runway aligned within 30_ of the final approach
course following completion of an instrument
approach.

(See STRAIGHT-IN APPROACH IFR.)

STRAIGHT-IN LANDING MINIMUMS

(See LANDING MINIMUMS.)

STRAIGHT-IN MINIMUMS

(See STRAIGHT-IN LANDING MINIMUMS.)

STRATEGIC PLANNING

− Planning whereby

solutions are sought to resolve potential conflicts.

SUBSTITUTE ROUTE

− A route assigned to pilots

when any part of an airway or route is unusable
because of NAVAID status. These routes consist of:

a.

Substitute routes which are shown on U.S.

Government charts.

b.

Routes defined by ATC as specific NAVAID

radials or courses.

c.

Routes defined by ATC as direct to or between

NAVAIDs.

SUNSET AND SUNRISE

− The mean solar times of

sunset and sunrise as published in the Nautical
Almanac, converted to local standard time for the
locality concerned. Within Alaska, the end of evening
civil twilight and the beginning of morning civil
twilight, as defined for each locality.

SUPPLEMENTAL WEATHER SERVICE LOCA-
TION

− Airport facilities staffed with contract

personnel who take weather observations and
provide current local weather to pilots via telephone
or radio. (All other services are provided by the parent
FSS.)

SUPPS

− Refers to ICAO Document 7030 Regional

Supplementary Procedures.  SUPPS contain
procedures for each ICAO Region which are unique
to that Region and are not covered in the worldwide
provisions identified in the ICAO Air Navigation
Plan. Procedures contained in Chapter 8 are based in
part on those published in SUPPS.

SURFACE AREA

− The airspace contained by the

lateral boundary of the Class B, C, D, or E airspace
designated for an airport that begins at the surface and
extends upward.

SURPIC

− A description of surface vessels in the area

of a Search and Rescue incident including their
predicted positions and their characteristics.

(Refer to FAA Order JO 7110.65, Para 10

−6−4,

INFLIGHT CONTINGENCIES.)

SURVEILLANCE APPROACH

− An instrument

approach wherein the air traffic controller issues
instructions, for pilot compliance, based on aircraft
position in relation to the final approach course
(azimuth), and the distance (range) from the end of
the runway as displayed on the controller’s radar
scope. The controller will provide recommended
altitudes on final approach if requested by the pilot.

(Refer to AIM.)

SWAP

(See SEVERE WEATHER AVOIDANCE PLAN.)