13-1-8. RECORDING OF CONTROL DATA

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  • 13-1-8. RECORDING OF CONTROL DATA

    1. All control information not otherwise recorded via automation recordings or voice recordings must be manually recorded using approved methods.
    2. When a verbal point out has been approved, remove the yellow color coding on the ACL.
    3. When the ACL or DL Free Text Area is used to enter control information, authorized abbreviations must be used. You may use:
      1. The clearance abbreviations authorized in TBL 13-1-1.
        TBL 13-1-1 Clearance Abbreviations
        Abbreviation Meaning
        A Cleared to airport (point of intended landing)
        B Center clearance delivered
        C ATC clears (when clearance relayed through non-ATC facility)
        CAF Cleared as filed
        D Cleared to depart from the fix
        F Cleared to the fix
        H Cleared to hold and instructions issued
        N Clearance not delivered
        O Cleared to the outer marker
        PD Cleared to climb/descend at pilot’s discretion
        Q Cleared to fly specified sectors of a NAVAID defined in terms of courses, bearings, radials, or quadrants within a designated radius
        T Cleared through (for landing and takeoff through intermediate point)
        V Cleared over the fix
        X Cleared to cross (airway, route, radial) at (point)
        Z Tower jurisdiction
      2. The miscellaneous abbreviations authorized in TBL 13-1-2.
      3. The EDST equivalents for control information symbols authorized in TBL 13-1-3.
      4. Plain language markings when it will aid in understanding information.
      5. Locally approved abbreviations.
    4. 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.
    5. 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
    Abbreviation Meaning
    BC Back course approach
    CT Contact approach
    FA Final approach
    FMS Flight management system approach
    GPS GPS approach
    I Initial approach
    ILS ILS approach
    MA Missed approach
    NDB Nondirectional radio beacon approach
    OTP VFR conditions-on-top
    PA Precision approach
    PT Procedure turn
    RA Resolution advisory (Pilot-reported TCAS event)
    RH Runway heading
    RNAV Area navigation approach
    RP Report immediately upon passing (fix/altitude)
    RX Report crossing
    SA Surveillance approach
    SI Straight-in approach
    TA TACAN approach
    TL Turn left
    TR Turn right
    VA Visual approach
    VR VOR approach
    TBL 13-1-3 EDST Equivalents for Control Information Symbols
    Abbreviation Meaning
    T dir Depart (direction if specified)
    Climb and maintain
    Descend and maintain
    CR Cruise
    AT At
    X Cross
    M Maintain
    / airway Join or intercept (airway, jet route, track, or course)
    = While in controlled airspace
    WICA While in control area
    dir ECA Enter control area
    dir OOCA Out of control area
    dir ESA Cleared to enter surface area. Indicated direction of flight by appropriate compass letter(s)
    TSA alt 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
    250 K Aircraft requested to adjust speed to 250 knots
    -20 K Aircraft requested to reduce speed 20 knots
    +30 kt Aircraft requested to increase speed 30 knots
    SVFR Local Special VFR operations in the vicinity of (name) airport are authorized until (time). Maintain special VFR conditions (altitude if appropriate)
    B4 Before
    AF After or Past
    / Until
    *instructions* Alternate instructions
    REST Restriction
    AOB At or Below
    AOA At or Above
    - From-to (route, time, etc.)
    (alt)B(alt) Indicates a block altitude assignment. Altitudes are inclusive, and the first altitude must be lower than the second (Example 310B370)
    V time Clearance void if aircraft not off ground by time
    CL Pilot canceled flight plan
    +info+ Information or revised information forwarded
    **alt** Other than assigned altitude reported. Example: **50**
    ARC mi. dir. DME arc of VORTAC or TACAN
    C freq. Contact (facility) or (freq.), (time, fix, or altitude if appropriate). Insert frequency only when it is other than standard
    R Radar contact
    R alt Requested altitude
    R/ Radar service terminated
    RX Radar Contact Lost
    RV Radar vector
    RVX Pilot resumed own navigation
    HO Handoff completed
    E Emergency
    W Warning
    P Point out initiated. Indicate the appropriate facility, sector, or position.
    FUEL Minimum fuel
    EFC time Expect further clearance at (time)
    - fix Direct to fix
    FRC Full route clearance
    IAF Initial approach fix
    NORDO No radio
    PT Procedure turn
    RLS Release
    REQ Request
    SI Straight in
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