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Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM), page 707

12/10/15 Pilot/Controller Glossary

workload. ATC clearance must always be received
prior to flying a SID.
(See IFR TAKEOFF MINIMUMS AND
DEPARTURE PROCEDURES.)

(See OBSTACLE DEPARTURE PROCEDURE.)

(Refer to AIM.)
STANDARD RATE TURN- A turn of three degrees
per second.
STANDARD TERMINAL ARRIVAL- A
preplanned instrument flight rule (IFR) air traffic
control arrival procedure published for pilot use in
graphic and/or textual form. STARs provide
transition from the en route structure to an outer fix
or an instrument approach fix/arrival waypoint in the

terminal area.

STANDARD TERMINAL ARRIVAL CHARTS-
(See AERONAUTICAL CHART.)

STANDARD TERMINAL AUTOMATION RE-
PLACEMENT SYSTEM (STARS)-
(See DTAS.)

STAR-
(See STANDARD TERMINAL ARRIVAL.)

STATE AIRCRAFT- Aircraft used in military,

customs and police service, in the exclusive service
of any government, or of any political subdivision,
thereof including the government of any state,
territory, or possession of the United States or the

District of Columbia, but not including any

government-owned aircraft engaged in carrying
persons or property for commercial purposes.

STATIC RESTRICTIONS- Those restrictions that
are usually not subject to change, fixed, in place,
and/or published.
STATIONARY RESERVATIONS- Altitude
reservations which encompass activities in a fixed
area. Stationary reservations may include activities,
such as special tests of weapons systems or
equipment, certain U.S. Navy carrier, fleet, and
anti-submarine operations, rocket, missile and drone
operations, and certain aerial refueling or similar
operations.

STEP TAXI- To taxi a float plane at full power or
high RPM.

STEP TURN- A maneuver used to put a float plane
in a planing configuration prior to entering an active

sea lane for takeoff. The STEP TURN maneuver
should only be used upon pilot request.
STEPDOWN FIX- A fix permitting additional

descent within a segment of an instrument approach

procedure by identifying a point at which a
controlling obstacle has been safely overflown.
STEREO ROUTE- A routinely used route of flight
established by users and ARTCCs identified by a
coded name; e.g., ALPHA 2. These routes minimize
flight plan handling and communications.
STOL AIRCRAFT-
(See SHORT TAKEOFF AND LANDING
AIRCRAFT.)

STOP ALTITUDE SQUAWK- Used by ATC to

inform an aircraft to turn-off the automatic altitude
reporting feature of its transponder. It is issued when
the verbally reported altitude varies 300 feet or more
from the automatic altitude report.
(See ALTITUDE READOUT.)
(See TRANSPONDER.)

STOP AND GO- A procedure wherein an aircraft
will land, make a complete stop on the runway, and
then commence a takeoff from that point.
(See LOW APPROACH.)

(See OPTION APPROACH.)

STOP BURST-
(See STOP STREAM.)

STOP BUZZER-

(See STOP STREAM.)

STOP SQUAWK (Mode or Code)- Used by ATC to
tell the pilot to turn specified functions of the aircraft
transponder off.
(See STOP ALTITUDE SQUAWK.)
(See TRANSPONDER.)
STOP STREAM- Used by ATC to request a pilot to
suspend electronic attack activity.
(See JAMMING.)

STOPOVER FLIGHT PLAN- A flight plan format
which permits in a single submission the filing of a
sequence of flight plans through interim full-stop
destinations to a final destination.

STOPWAY- An area beyond the takeoff runway no
less wide than the runway and centered upon the
extended centerline of the runway, able to support the
airplane during an aborted takeoff, without causing
structural damage to the airplane, and designated by

PCG S-7

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