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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.