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Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), page 696

Pilot/Controller Glossary 5/26/16


RANDOM ROUTE- Any route not established or
charted/published or not otherwise available to all
users.

RC-

(See ROAD RECONNAISSANCE.)

RCAG-
(See REMOTE COMMUNICATIONS
AIR/GROUND FACILITY.)
RCC-
(See RESCUE COORDINATION CENTER.)


RCO-
(See REMOTE COMMUNICATIONS OUTLET.)
RCR-
(See RUNWAY CONDITION READING.)

READ BACK- Repeat my message back to me.
RECEIVER AUTONOMOUS INTEGRITY MON-
ITORING (RAIM)- A technique whereby a civil
GNSS receiver/processor determines the integrity of
the GNSS navigation signals without reference to
sensors or non-DoD integrity systems other than the
receiver itself. This determination is achieved by a
consistency check among redundant pseudorange
measurements.

RECEIVING CONTROLLER- A controller/facility
receiving control of an aircraft from another
controller/facility.
RECEIVING FACILITY-

(See RECEIVING CONTROLLER.)

RECONFORMANCE- The automated process of
bringing an aircraft's Current Plan Trajectory into
conformance with its track.
REDUCE SPEED TO (SPEED)-
(See SPEED ADJUSTMENT.)

REIL-

(See RUNWAY END IDENTIFIER LIGHTS.)

RELEASE TIME- A departure time restriction
issued to a pilot by ATC (either directly or through an
authorized relay) when necessary to separate a
departing aircraft from other traffic.
(See ICAO term RELEASE TIME.)
RELEASE TIME [ICAO]- Time prior to which an
aircraft should be given further clearance or prior to
which it should not proceed in case of radio failure.
12/10/15

REMOTE AIRPORT INFORMATION SERVICE
(RAIS)- A temporary service provided by facilities,
which are not located on the landing airport, but have
communication capability and automated weather

reporting available to the pilot at the landing airport.

REMOTE COMMUNICATIONS AIR/GROUND
FACILITY- An unmanned VHF/UHF transmitter/
receiver facility which is used to expand ARTCC
air/ground communications coverage and to facilitate
direct contact between pilots and controllers. RCAG

facilities are sometimes not equipped with emergen-
cy frequencies 121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz.
(Refer to AIM.)
REMOTE COMMUNICATIONS OUTLET- An
unmanned communications facility remotely con-
trolled by air traffic personnel. RCOs serve FSSs.
RTRs serve terminal ATC facilities. An RCO or RTR
may be UHF or VHF and will extend the
communication range of the air traffic facility. There
are several classes of RCOs and RTRs. The class is
determined by the number of transmitters or
receivers. Classes A through G are used primarily for
air/ground purposes. RCO and RTR class O
facilities are nonprotected outlets subject to
undetected and prolonged outages. RCO (O's) and
RTR (O's) were established for the express purpose
of providing ground-to-ground communications
between air traffic control specialists and pilots
located at a satellite airport for delivering en route
clearances, issuing departure authorizations, and
acknowledging instrument flight rules cancellations
or departure/landing times. As a secondary function,

they may be used for advisory purposes whenever the
aircraft is below the coverage of the primary
air/ground frequency.
REMOTE TRANSMITTER/RECEIVER-
(See REMOTE COMMUNICATIONS OUTLET.)
REPORT- Used to instruct pilots to advise ATC of
specified information; e.g., "Report passing Hamil-

ton VOR."

REPORTING POINT- A geographical location in
relation to which the position of an aircraft is
reported.
(See COMPULSORY REPORTING POINTS.)
(See ICAO term REPORTING POINT.)
(Refer to AIM.)
REPORTING POINT [ICAO]- A specified geo-
graphical location in relation to which the position of
an aircraft can be reported.

PCG R-4

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