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

ORDER
JO 7210.3
Y
Effective Date:
April 3, 2014
 
     
Subject:  Facility Operation and Administration
 Includes:  Change 1 and its Errata effective 7/24/14

Section 4. Overflight Operations

12-4-1. TABULATION

a. Count IFR overflight operations as follows: One count for each segment of flight when an aircraft on an IFR flight plan or SVFR clearance transits the airspace. A TRACON that hands an aircraft off to the tower and the aircraft returns to the TRACON, count the additional portion as a separate segment.

b. Count VFR overflight operations as follows:

One count for each segment when an aircraft operating VFR transits the airspace. A TRACON that hands an aircraft off to the tower and the aircraft returns to the TRACON, count the additional portion as a separate segment.

NOTE-
Consider operations of more than one aircraft operating in a formation as a single aircraft. If the formation breaks up into smaller formations, consider each additional formation as a separate aircraft.

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