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

ORDER
JO 7340.2D
Effective Date:
May 2, 2013
 
     

Subject:  Contractions
       Includes: Change 1 effective 8/22/13 and Change 2 effective 12/12/13    
 

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V

Definition

Contraction

Usage

V/STOL approach system

VAPS

GEN

Valley

VLY

NWS

Vancouver Island, BC

VRISL

NWS

Variable

VRB

ICAO

variable

VRBL

GEN

variable (weather reports only)

V

NWS

variation

VARN

GEN

vector

VCTR

ATC

veer

VR

NWS

velocity

VLCTY

NWS

verify

VFY

GEN

vertical

VER

ICAO

Vertical Dilution of Precision

VDOP

ATC

vertical motion

VRT MOTN

NWS

vertical navigation (from TERPS-A1)

VNAV

GEN

vertical speed

VSP

ICAO

vertical take­off and landing

VTOL

ICAO

vertical visibility (indefinite ceiling)

VV

METAR

vertical/short take­off and landing

VSTOL

GEN

very high frequency

VHF

ICAO

very high frequency direction­ finding station

VDF

ICAO

very important person

VIP

ICAO

very long range

VLR

ICAO

very low frequency

VLF

GEN

vessel

VSL

GEN

VFR arrival delay advisory

VADA

ATC

VFR conditions on top

VCOT

ATC

VFR low altitude training routes

TR

GEN

VFR military training routes

VR

GEN

VFR restrictions still apply

VFRSA

ATC

VHF omni­directional radio range

VOR

ICAO

via flight planned route

VFPR

ATC

via low frequency direct

VLFD

ATC

via omni direct

VOD

ATC

Vice President is aboard civil aircraft

EXEC­2

GEN

Vice President’s family is aboard aircraft

EXEC­2F

GEN

vicinity

VC

METAR/TAF

vicinity

VC

METAR

vicinity

VCNTY

GEN

victor airways

VA

ATC

violent

VLNT

NWS

Virginia Capes

VACAPES

ATC

visibility

VIS

ICAO

visibility

VSBY

NWS

visibility decreasing rapidly

VSBYDR

NWS

visibility greater than 6 SM (TAF only)

P6SM

METAR

visibility increasing rapidly

VSBYIR

NWS

visible

VSB

GEN

visual approach chart

VAC

ICAO

Visual approach chart (followed by name/title)

VAC

ICAO

visual approach slope indicator

VASI

GEN

visual approach slope indicator system

VASIS

ICAO

visual descent point

VDP

GEN

visual flight

VFLT

GEN

visual flight rules

VFR

ICAO

visual glide path indicator

VSPI

GEN

visual integrated presentation

VIP

GEN

visual meteorological conditions

VMC

ICAO 

visual reference gate

VRG

GEN

visual­aural radio range

VAR

ICAO

voice modulation

VM

GEN

voice operated relay

VOPR

GEN

volcanic ash

VA

METAR

volume

VOL

GEN

VOR and DME (collocated)

VOR/DME

GEN

VOR and TACAN (collocated)

VORTAC

ICAO

VOR airborne equipment test facility

VOT

ICAO

VOR test signal

VOT

GEN

vorticity

VOT

GEN

voucher

VOU

GEN

 

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