This item is for all other additional, important or helpful informations (not all are presented here; only those mostly used by GA pilots).
- “DEP/” followed by the name of the departure airport or bearing and distance to navaid/navigation point closest to departure point (if no designator is assigned and “ZZZZ” is inserted in item 13). Up to 50 characters may be used.
Example: DEP/SMALL AIRPORT
- “DEST/” followed by the name of the destination airport or bearing and distance to navaid/navigation point closest to destination point (if no designator is assigned and “ZZZZ” is inserted in item 16). Up to 50 characters may be used.
Example: DEST/BIG AIRPORT
- “TYP/” followed by type(s) of aircraft, proceeded if necessary by number(s) of aircraft, if “ZZZZ” is inserted in Item 9
Example: TYP/2 DE HAVILLAND HERON. Up to 60 characters may be used.
- “REG/” followed by the registration markings of the aircraft, if different from the aircraft identification in Item 7.
Example: REG/4XDKM. Up to 50 characters may be used.
- “ALTN/” followed by the name of alternate aerodrome(s) or bearing and distance to navaid/navigation point closest to alternate point, if “ZZZZ” is inserted in Item 16. Up to 100 characters may be used.
Example: ALTN/MEDIUM AIRPORT
Flight plan 2012 introduced also new “alternate” element for Item 18: TALT/ (Take Off Alternate).
- “DLE/” followed by details related to delay enroute (for example for the need of flight training). A place in space should be described as in, for example, DEP/ item, either by navaid or bearing and distance from a significant point enroute, along with duration of the delay. Up to 11 characters followed by 4 digits may be used.
Example 1: DLE/XYZ0015 – delay over XYZ navaid, duration 15 minutes
Example 2: DLE/ROMIX2300200040 – delay at point 230 degrees and 20 NM from ROMIX point, duration 40 minutes
- “COM/” followed by significant data related to communication equipment as required by the appropriate ATS authority. Up to 50 characters may be used.
Example: COM/UHF only (which mean that pilot will be able to communicate on UHF only)
- “NAV/” followed by significant data related to navigation equipment as required by the appropriate ATS authority.
Example: NAV/INS (which means that inertial system is available and cerified on board). Up to 50 characters may be used.
- “EET/” followed by significant waypoints or FIR boundary designators with accumulated estimated elapsed times from takeoff to such points, if required/prescribed by appropriate ATS authority.
Example:EET/ABC0120 XYZ0200 (which means that point ABC will be passed 1 hour and 20 minutes after departure and point XYZ 2 hours after departure)
EET/EINN0204 (which means that entering of Shannon FIR is planned 2 hours and 4 minutes after departure)
- “STS/” followed by particular reason for special handling by ATS (hospital aircraft – STS/HOSP, one engine inoperative would be – STS/ONE ENG INOP, no radio – STS/NORDO)
Example: STS/HAZ (which means hazardous cargo on board)
The new, 2012 flight plan, introduced new abbreviations in use with STS/ item. These are, among others:
- ALTRV – for flight with specified altitude reservation
- FFR – for fire-fighting flights
- HAZMAT – for flights with hazardous materials
Two abbrevaitions are no longer valid: “ATFMEXEMPTAPPROVED” and “EMER”
- “OPR/” followed by name of the operator, if not obvious from the aircraft identification in Item 7.
Example: OPR/BIG COMPANY
- “DOF/” followed by the date of the flight in a six-figure format (if flight plan was filed on earlier date, maximum 120 hours before EOBT).
Example: DOF/110613 (which indicated that the flight will take place on 13th of June 2011)
- “PER/” followed by performance of the aircraft according to ICAO document 8168 (categories “A”,”B”,”C”,”D”,”E” or “H” for helicopters).
- “ORGN/” followed by contact details to flight plan originator. Up to 30 characters may be used.
- “RMK/” followed by any other, plain language, remarks when required by the appropriate ATS authority or deemed necessary. There is no limit in number of characters to be used.
Example:RMK/TRAINING ILS APPROACH AT SMALL AIRPORT
RMK/STUDENT SOLO FLIGHT