12/10/15 Pilot/Controller Glossary
(See FINAL APPROACH FIX.)
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
(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-
(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
FERRY FLIGHT- A flight for the purpose of:
a. Returning an aircraft to base.
b. Delivering an aircraft from one location to
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.
(See AIRPORT ELEVATION.)
FILED- Normally used in conjunction with flight
plans, meaning a flight plan has been submitted to
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
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
FINAL- Commonly used to mean that an aircraft is
on the final approach course or is aligned with a
(See FINAL APPROACH COURSE.)
(See FINAL APPROACH-IFR.)
(See SEGMENTS OF AN INSTRUMENT
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;
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
FINAL APPROACH FIX- The fix from which the
final approach (IFR) to an airport is executed and
which identifies the beginning of the final approach
segment. It is designated on Government charts by
the Maltese Cross symbol for nonprecision
approaches and the lightning bolt symbol,
designating the PFAF, for precision approaches; or