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11. Block 11. Enter only those remarks pertin-
ent to ATC or to the clarification of other flight plan
information, such as the appropriate radiotelephony
(call sign) associated with the FAA-assigned
three-letter company designator filed in Block 2, if
the radiotelephony is new or has changed within the
last 60 days. In cases where there is no three-letter
designator but only an assigned radiotelephony or an
assigned three-letter designator is used in a medical
emergency, the radiotelephony must be included in
the remarks field. Items of a personal nature are not
1. The pilot is responsible for knowing when it is
appropriate to file the radiotelephony in remarks under the
60-day rule or when using FAA special radiotelephony

2. "DVRSN" should be placed in Block 11 only if the
pilot/company is requesting priority handling to their
original destination from ATC as a result of a diversion as

defined in the Pilot/Controller Glossary.

3. Do not assume that remarks will be automatically
transmitted to every controller. Specific ATC or en route
requests should be made directly to the appropriate

12. Block 12. Specify the fuel on board,
computed from the departure point.

13. Block 13. Specify an alternate airport if
desired or required, but do not include routing to the
alternate airport.

14. Block 14. Enter the complete name,

address, and telephone number of pilot-in-command,

or in the case of a formation flight, the formation
commander. Enter sufficient information to identify
home base, airport, or operator.

This information would be essential in the event of search
and rescue operation.

15. Block 15. Enter the total number of persons
on board including crew.

16. Block 16. Enter the predominant colors.

Close IFR flight plans with tower, approach control, or
ARTCC, or if unable, with FSS. When landing at an airport
with a functioning control tower, IFR flight plans are
automatically canceled.

g. The information transmitted to the ARTCC for
IFR flight plans will consist of only flight plan
blocks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11.
h. A description of the International Flight Plan
Form is contained in the International Flight
Information Manual (IFIM).

5-1-9. International Flight Plan (FAA Form
7233-4)- IFR Flights (For Domestic or
International Flights)
a. General
Use of FAA Form 7233-4 is:
1. Mandatory for assignment of RNAV SIDs

and STARs or other PBN routing,
2. Mandatory for all IFR flights that will depart
U.S. domestic airspace, and
3. Recommended for domestic IFR flights.


1. An abbreviated description of FAA Form 7233-4
(International Flight Plan) may be found in this section. A
detailed description of FAA Form 7233-4 may be found on
the FAA website at:
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2. Filers utilizing FAA Form 7233-1 (Flight Plan) may not
be eligible for assignment of RNAV SIDs and STARs. Filers
desiring assignment of these procedures should file using
FAA Form 7233-4, as described in this section.
3. When filing an IFR flight plan using FAA Form 7233-4,
it is recommended that filers include all operable

navigation, communication, and surveillance equipment

capabilities by adding appropriate equipment qualifiers as
shown in Tables 5-1-3 and 5-1-4. These equipment
qualifiers should be filed in Item 10 of FAA Form 7233-4.

4. ATC issues clearances based on aircraft capabilities
filed in Items 10 and 18 of FAA Form 7233-4. Operators
should file all capabilities for which the aircraft and crew
is certified, capable, and authorized. PBN/ capability
should be filed as per paragraph 5-1-9 b 8 Items 18 (c) and

b. Explanation of Items Filed in FAA Form

Procedures and other information provided in this
section are designed to assist operators using FAA
Form 7233-4 to file IFR flight plans for flights that
will be conducted entirely within U.S. domestic
airspace. Requirements and procedures for operating

Preflight 5-1-17

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