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AIM 

AIM, Paragraph 5

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8 , Flight Plan

 Domestic IFR Flights 

conform with VFR cruising altitudes appropriate to 
the direction of flight. 

j. 

Under some circumstances, ATC computer 

i. 

When filing VFR flight plans, indicate aircraft 

tapes can be useful in constructing the radar history 

equipment capabilities by appending the appropriate 

of a downed or crashed aircraft. In each case, 

suffix to aircraft type in the same manner as that 

knowledge of the aircraft’s transponder/ADS

prescribed for IFR flight. 

equipment is necessary in determining whether or not 

REFERENCE

 

such computer tapes might prove effective. 

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FAA Flight Plan 

Form 7233

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82) 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION 

FLIGHT PLAN

FLIGHT PL AN 

(FAA USE ONLY)

(FAA USE ONLY) 

PILOT BRIEFING

PILOT BRIEFING 

VNR

VNR 

STOPOVER

STOPOVER 

TIME STARTED

TIME STARTED 

SPECIALIST 

SPECIALIST 

INITIALS 

INITIALS 

1. TYPE

1. TYPE 

AIRCRAFT 

2.  

2.  AIRCRAFT 

IDENTIFICATION 

IDENTIFICATION 

3. AIRCRAFT TYPE/ 

3. AIRCRAFT TYPE/ 

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT 

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT 

4. TRUE 

4. TRUE 

AIRSPEED 

AIRSPEED 

KTS

KTS 

5. DEPARTURE POINT

5. DEPARTURE POINT 

6. DEPARTURE TIME

6. DEPARTURE TIME 

PROPOSED (Z)

PROPOSED (Z)  ACTUAL (Z)

ACTUAL (Z) 

7. CRUISING 

7. CRUISING 

ALTITUDE 

ALTITUDE 

VFR

VFR 
IFR

IFR 
DVFR

DVFR 

8. ROUTE OF FLIGHT

8.  ROUTE OF FLIGHT 

9. DESTINATION (Name of airport 

9. DESTINATION (Name of airport 

and city) 

and city) 

10. EST. TIME ENROUTE

10. EST. TIME ENROUTE 

11. REMARKS

11. REMARKS 

HOURS

HOURS 

MINUTES

MINUTES 

12. FUEL ON BOARD

12. FUEL ON BOARD 

HOURS

HOURS 

MINUTES

MINUTES 

13. ALTERNATE AIRPORT(S)

13. ALTERNATE AIRPORT(S) 

14. PILOT’S NAME, ADDRESS & TELEPHONE NUMBER & AIRCRAFT HOME BASE

14. PILOT’S NAME, ADDRESS & TELEPHONE NUMBER & AIRCRAFT HOME BASE 

15. NUMBER 

15. NUMBER 

ABOARD 

ABOARD 

17. DESTINATION CONTACT/TELEPHONE (OPTIONAL)

17. DESTINATION CONTACT/TELEPHONE (OPTIONAL) 

16. COLOR OF AIRCRAFT

16. COLOR OF AIRCRAFT 

CIVIL AIRCRAFT PILOTS, FAR 91 requires you file an IFR flight plan to operate under instrument flight rules in

controlled airspace. Failure to file could result in a civil penalty not to exceed $1,000 for each violation (Section 901 of the

Federal Aviation Act of 1958, as amended). Filing of a VFR flight plan is recommended as a good operating practice. See also

Part 99 for requirements concerning DVFR flight plans. 

FAA Form 7233-1

FAA Form 7233-1 

(8-82) 

(8-82)

CLOSE VFR FLIGHT PLAN WITH _________________ FSS ON ARRIVAL

CLOSE VFR FLIGHT PLAN WITH _________________ FSS ON ARRIVAL 

k. 

Flight Plan Form 

 (See FIG 5

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l.  Explanation of VFR Flight Plan Items. 

1.  Block 1. 

Check the type flight plan. Check 

both the VFR and IFR blocks if composite VFR/IFR. 

2.  Block 2. 

Enter your complete aircraft 

identification including the prefix “N” if applicable. 

3.  Block 3. 

Enter the designator for the aircraft, 

or if unknown, consult an FSS briefer. 

4.  Block 4. 

Enter your true airspeed (TAS). 

5.  Block 5. 

Enter the departure airport identifi-

er code, or if unknown, the name of the airport. 

6.  Block 6. 

Enter the proposed departure time 

in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) (Z). If 
airborne, specify the actual or proposed departure 
time as appropriate. 

7.  Block 7. 

Enter the appropriate VFR altitude 

(to assist the briefer in providing weather and wind 
information). 

8.  Block 8. 

Define the route of flight by using 

NAVAID identifier codes and airways. 

9.  Block 9. 

Enter the destination airport 

identifier code, or if unknown, the airport name. 

Preflight 

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