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Eurocontrol, not ICAO. The FAA does not require or
use this item, but will accept it in a flight plan.
NOTE-
This provision is detailed in the European Regional

Supplementary Procedures (EUR SUPPs, Doc 7030),
Chapter 2.


(z) RFP/ Q followed by a digit to indicate the

sequence of the replacement flight plan being

submitted. This item is defined by Eurocontrol, not
ICAO. The FAA will not use this item, but will accept
it in a flight plan.
NOTE-
This provision is detailed in the European Regional
Supplementary Procedures (EUR SUPPs, Doc 7030),

chapter 2.

9. Item 19. Supplementary Information

NOTE-
Item 19 data must be included when completing FAA Form
7233-4. This information will be retained by the
facility/organization that transmits the flight plan to Air
Traffic Control (ATC), for Search and Rescue purposes, but
it will not be transmitted to ATC as part of the FPL.
(a) E/ (ENDURANCE). Insert 4-digits group
giving the fuel endurance in hours and minutes.
(b) P/ (PERSONS ON BOARD). Insert the
total number of persons (passengers and crew) on
board.

(c) Emergency and survival equipment

(1) R/ (RADIO).

[a] Cross out "UHF" if frequency 243.0
MHz is not available.

[b] Cross out "VHF" frequency 121.5
MHz is not available.
[c] Cross out "ELBA" if emergency
locator transmitter (ELT) is not available.

(2) S/ (SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT).

[a] Cross out "POLAR" if polar survival
equipment is not carried.
[b] Cross out "DESERT" if desert
survival equipment is not carried.

[c] Cross out "MARITIME" if maritime
survival equipment is not carried.
[d] Cross out J if "JUNGLE" survival
equipment is not carried.

(3) J/ (JACKETS).
[a] Cross out "LIGHT" if life jackets are
not equipped with lights.

[b] Cross out "FLUORES" if life jackets

are not equipped with fluorescein.
[c] Cross out "UHF" or "VHF" or both as

in R/ above to indicate radio capability of jackets, if

any.

(4) D/ (DINGHIES).
[a] NUMBER. Cross out indicators
"NUMBER" and "CAPACITY" if no dinghies are
carried, or insert number of dinghies carried; and

[b] CAPACITY. Insert total capacity, in

persons, of all dinghies carried; and

[c] COVER. Cross out indicator
"COVER" if dinghies are not covered; and

[d] COLOR. Insert color of dinghies if
carried.
(5) A/ (AIRCRAFT COLOR AND
MARKINGS). Insert color of aircraft and significant
markings.
(6) N/ (REMARKS). Cross out indicator N
if no remarks, or indicate any other survival
equipment carried and any other remarks regarding
survival equipment.
(7) C/ (PILOT). Insert name of pilot-in-

command.

5-1-10. IFR Operations to High Altitude
Destinations

a. Pilots planning IFR flights to airports located in
mountainous terrain are cautioned to consider the
necessity for an alternate airport even when the
forecast weather conditions would technically relieve
them from the requirement to file one.
REFERENCE-
14 CFR Section 91.167.
AIM, Paragraph 4-1-19 , Tower En Route Control (TEC)

b. The FAA has identified three possible situations
where the failure to plan for an alternate airport when
flying IFR to such a destination airport could result in
a critical situation if the weather is less than forecast
and sufficient fuel is not available to proceed to a
suitable airport.
1. An IFR flight to an airport where the
Minimum Descent Altitudes (MDAs) or landing

Preflight 5-1-27

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