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10/12/17

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Preflight

FIG 5−1−1

FAA Flight Plan

Form 7233−1 (8−82)

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

(FAA USE ONLY)

(FAA USE ONLY)

PILOT BRIEFING

PILOT BRIEFING

VNR

VNR

STOPOVER

STOPOVER

TIME STARTED

TIME STARTED

SPECIALIST

INITIALS

SPECIALIST

INITIALS

1. TYPE

1. TYPE

VFR

VFR
IFR

IFR
DVFR

DVFR

3. AIRCRAFT TYPE/

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT

3. AIRCRAFT TYPE/

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT

5. DEPARTURE POINT

5. DEPARTURE POINT

6. DEPARTURE TIME

6. DEPARTURE TIME

PROPOSED (Z)

PROPOSED (Z) ACTUAL (Z)

ACTUAL (Z)

7. CRUISING

ALTITUDE

7. CRUISING

ALTITUDE

8. ROUTE OF FLIGHT

8. ROUTE OF FLIGHT

KTS

KTS

9. DESTINATION (Name of airport

and city)

9. DESTINATION (Name of airport

and city)

10. EST. TIME ENROUTE

10. EST. TIME ENROUTE

HOURS

HOURS

HOURS

HOURS

MINUTES

MINUTES

MINUTES

MINUTES

11. REMARKS

11. REMARKS

12. FUEL ON BOARD

12. FUEL ON BOARD

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

ABOARD

15. NUMBER

ABOARD

17. DESTINATION CONTACT/TELEPHONE (OPTIONAL)

17. DESTINATION CONTACT/TELEPHONE (OPTIONAL)

16. COLOR OF AIRCRAFT

16. COLOR OF AIRCRAFT

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

FLIGHT PLAN

FLIGHT PLAN

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.

2.  AIRCRAFT

IDENTIFICATION

2.  AIRCRAFT

IDENTIFICATION

4. TRUE

AIRSPEED

4. TRUE

AIRSPEED

k. Flight Plan Form − (See FIG 5−1−1).
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.

NOTE−

Include the city name (or even the state name) if needed for

clarity.

10. Block 10. Enter your estimated time

en route in hours and minutes.

11. Block 11. Enter only those remarks that

may aid in VFR search and rescue, such as planned

stops en route or student cross country, or remarks

pertinent to the clarification of other flight plan

information, such as the radiotelephony (call sign)

associated with a designator filed in Block 2, if the

radiotelephony is new, has changed within the last 60

days, or is a special FAA-assigned temporary

radiotelephony. Items of a personal nature are not

accepted.