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11. SQUAWK VFR. Operate radar beacon
transponder on Code 1200 in the Mode A/3, or other
appropriate VFR code.

4-1-21. Airport Reservation Operations
and Special Traffic Management Programs
This section describes procedures for obtaining
required airport reservations at airports designated by
the FAA and for airports operating under Special
Traffic Management Programs.
a. Slot Controlled Airports.

1. The FAA may adopt rules to require advance
operations for unscheduled operations at certain
airports. In addition to the information in the rules
adopted by the FAA, a listing of the airports and
relevant information will be maintained on the FAA
Web site listed below.

2. The FAA has established an Airport

Reservation Office (ARO) to receive and process

reservations for unscheduled flights at the slot

controlled airports. The ARO uses the Enhanced

Computer Voice Reservation System (e-CVRS) to

allocate reservations. Reservations will be available

beginning 72 hours in advance of the operation at the

slot controlled airport. Refer to the Web site or

touch-tone phone interface for the current listing of

slot controlled airports, limitations, and reservation
The web interface/telephone numbers to obtain a
reservation for unscheduled operations at a slot controlled
airport are:
1. http://www.fly.faa.gov/ecvrs.

2. Touch-tone: 1-800-875-9694 or 703-707-0568.
(e-CVRS interface).
3. Trouble number: 540-422-4246.
3. For more detailed information on operations
and reservation procedures at a Slot Controlled
Airport, please see Advisory Circular 93-1A,


Reservations for Unscheduled Operations at slot
controlled airports. A copy of the Advisory
Circular may be obtained via the Internet at:
b. Special Traffic Management Programs
1. Special procedures may be established when
a location requires special traffic handling to
accommodate above normal traffic demand (e.g., the
Indianapolis 500, Super Bowl) or reduced airport
capacity (e.g., airport runway/taxiway closures for
airport construction). The special procedures may
remain in effect until the problem has been resolved
or until local traffic management procedures can
handle the situation and a need for special handling no
longer exists.

2. There will be two methods available for
obtaining slot reservations through the

ATCSCC: the web interface and the touch-tone

interface. If these methods are used, a NOTAM will

be issued relaying the web site address and toll free

telephone number. Be sure to check current

NOTAMs to determine: what airports are included

in the STMP; the dates and times reservations are

required; the time limits for reservation requests; the

point of contact for reservations; and any other


c. Users may contact the ARO at 703-904-4452
if they have a problem making a reservation or have
a question concerning the slot controlled airport/
STMP regulations or procedures.

d. Making Reservations.
1. Internet Users. Detailed information and
User Instruction Guides for using the Web interface
to the reservation systems are available on the
websites for the slot controlled airports (e-CVRS),
http://www.fly.faa.gov/ecvrs; and STMPs
(e-STMP), http://www.fly.faa.gov/estmp.

4-1-18 Services Available to Pilots

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