Section 3. Flight Plan
16-3-1. FLIGHT PLAN COUNT
The first FAA station
which receives a flight plan, a Special
VFR clearance request, or a flight plan
change en route (regardless of source:
e.g., pilot or his/her representative,
foreign location, military operations
office, state aeronautical communications
station, air carrier, etc.) must take one
count for each one received except:
a. Do not count
flight plans received from or relayed by
means of an automatic or semi-automatic
installation even though the station is
the first FAA station to receive same.
b. Do not count
minor changes, such as cancellations,
closures, or amendments, that do not
change the destination. The change must
result in the transmission of a flight
notification message to be countable.
c. Do not count
prefiled flight plans unless the operator
has requested activation.
Flight plans are to be
counted without regard to the elapsed time
or the distance of the flight or the fact
that the flight terminates at the same
place from which it departed.
16-3-3. FLIGHT PLAN
CHANGE EN ROUTE
A flight plan change en
route to be countable must be a plan which
is substantially modified or extended,
such as a route or destination change, and
the aircraft continues on a flight plan.
The change must result in the transmission
of a flight notification message to be
16-3-4. FLIGHT PLAN
a. Use FAA Forms
7233-1 or 7233-4, as appropriate, to
record flight plans copied by specialists.
b. Provide FAA
Forms 7233-1 or 7233-4 and carbon for
pilot use. Duplicating machine may be used
in lieu of carbon.