All control information not otherwise recorded via automation recordings or voice recordings must be manually recorded using approved methods.
When a verbal point out has been approved, remove the yellow color coding on the ACL.
When the ACL or DL Free Text Area is used to enter control information, authorized abbreviations must be used. You may use:
The clearance abbreviations authorized in TBL 13-1-1.
TBL 13-1-1 Clearance Abbreviations
Cleared to airport (point of intended landing)
Center clearance delivered
ATC clears (when clearance relayed through non-ATC facility)
Cleared as filed
Cleared to depart from the fix
Cleared to the fix
Cleared to hold and instructions issued
Clearance not delivered
Cleared to the outer marker
Cleared to climb/descend at pilot's discretion
Cleared to fly specified sectors of a NAVAID defined in terms of courses, bearings, radials, or quadrants within a designated radius
Cleared through (for landing and takeoff through intermediate point)
Cleared over the fix
Cleared to cross (airway, route, radial) at (point)
The miscellaneous abbreviations authorized in TBL 13-1-2.
The EDST equivalents for control information symbols authorized in TBL 13-1-3.
Plain language markings when it will aid in understanding information.
Locally approved abbreviations.
When the ACL or DL Free Text Area is used to enter control information, the Free Text Area must remain open and visible. When no longer relevant, the information entered into the Free Text Area must be updated or deleted.
Control information entered in the Free Text Area must be used for reference purposes only.
NOTE: Information entered into the Free Text Area does not pass on handoff and, if necessary, must be coordinated.
TBL 13-1-2 Miscellaneous Abbreviations
Back course approach
Flight management system approach
Nondirectional radio beacon approach
Resolution advisory (Pilot-reported TCAS event)
Area navigation approach
Report immediately upon passing (fix/altitude)
TBL 13-1-3 EDST Equivalents for Control Information Symbols
Depart (direction if specified)
Climb and maintain
Descend and maintain
Join or intercept (airway, jet route, track, or course)
While in controlled airspace
While in control area
Enter control area
Out of control area
Cleared to enter surface area. Indicated direction of flight by appropriate compass letter(s)
Through surface area and altitude indicated direction of flight by appropriate compass letter(s). Maintain special VFR conditions (altitude if appropriate) while in surface area
Aircraft requested to adjust speed to 250 knots
Aircraft requested to reduce speed 20 knots
Aircraft requested to increase speed 30 knots
Local Special VFR operations in the vicinity of (name) airport are authorized until (time). Maintain special VFR conditions (altitude if appropriate)
After or Past
At or Below
At or Above
From-to (route, time, etc.)
Indicates a block altitude assignment. Altitudes are inclusive, and the first altitude must be lower than the second (Example 310B370)
Clearance void if aircraft not off ground by time
Pilot canceled flight plan
Information or revised information forwarded
Other than assigned altitude reported. Example: **50**
ARC mi. dir.
DME arc of VORTAC or TACAN
Contact (facility) or (freq.), (time, fix, or altitude if appropriate). Insert frequency only when it is other than standard
Radar service terminated
Radar Contact Lost
Pilot resumed own navigation
Point out initiated. Indicate the appropriate facility, sector, or position.