U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
Air Traffic Organization Policy

ORDER
JO 7340.2E
Effective Date:
July 24, 2014
 
     

Subject:  Contractions
   
Includes Change 1 dated 11/13/14

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V

Contraction

Definition

Usage

V

Variable (weather reports only)

NWS

VA

victor airways

ATC

VA

volcanic ash

METAR

VAC

visual approach chart

ICAO

VAC

Visual approach chart (followed by name/title)

ICAO

VACAPES

Virginia Capes

ATC

VADA

VFR arrival delay advisory

ATC

VAL

in valleys

ICAO

VAN

runway control van

ICAO

VAPS

V/STOL approach system

GEN

VAR

magnetic variation

ICAO

VAR

visual­aural radio range

ICAO

VARN

Variation

GEN

VASI

visual approach slope indicator

GEN

VASIS

visual approach slope indicator system

ICAO

VC

Vicinity

METAR/TAF

VC

Vicinity

METAR

VCFG

fog in vicinity

METAR

VCNTY

Vicinity

GEN

VCOT

VFR conditions on top

ATC

VCTR

Vector

ATC

VDF

very high frequency direction­ finding station

ICAO

VDOP

Vertical Dilution of Precision

ATC

VDP

visual descent point

GEN

VER

Vertical

ICAO

VF

maintaining visual flight (Special VFR)

ATC

VFLT

visual flight

GEN

VFPR

via flight planned route

ATC

VFR

visual flight rules

ICAO

VFRSA

VFR restrictions still apply

ATC

VFY

Verify

GEN

VHF

very high frequency

ICAO  

VIA

by way of

GEN

VIP

very important person

ICAO

VIP

visual integrated presentation

GEN

VIS

Visibility

ICAO

VLCTY

Velocity

NWS

VLF

very low frequency

GEN

VLFD

via low frequency direct

ATC

VLNT

Violent

NWS

VLR

very long range

ICAO

VLY

Valley

NWS

VM

voice modulation

GEN

VMC

visual meteorological conditions

ICAO  

VNAV

vertical navigation (from TERPS­A1)

GEN

VOD

via omni direct

ATC

VOL

Volume

GEN

VOLMET

meteorological information for aircraft in flight

ICAO

VOPR

voice operated relay

GEN

VOR

VHF omni­directional radio range

ICAO

VOR/DME

VOR and DME (collocated)

GEN

VORTAC

VOR and TACAN (collocated)

ICAO  

VOT

VOR airborne equipment test facility

ICAO

VOT

VOR test signal

GEN

VOT

vorticity

GEN

VOU

voucher

GEN

VR

veer

NWS

VR

VFR military training routes

GEN

VRB

variable

ICAO

VRBL

variable

GEN

VRG

visual reference gate

GEN

VRISL

Vancouver Island, BC

NWS

VRT MOTN

vertical motion

NWS

VSA

by visual reference to the ground

ICAO

VSB

visible

GEN

VSBY

visibility

NWS

VSBYDR

visibility decreasing rapidly

NWS

VSBYIR

visibility increasing rapidly

NWS

VSL

vessel

GEN

VSP

vertical speed

ICAO

VSPI

visual glide path indicator

GEN

VSTOL

vertical/short take­off and landing

GEN

VTOL

vertical take­off and landing

ICAO

VV

vertical visibility (indefinite ceiling)

METAR

 

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