Appendix B. FAA Form 7233-1 - Flight Plan

    Throughout this document where references are made to FAA Form 7233-1, Flight Plan, and FAA Form 7233-4, International Flight Plan, DOD use of the equivalent DOD Forms 175 and 1801 respectfully, are implied and acceptable. Within US controlled air space, FAA Form 7233-1, Flight Plan, may be used by filers of DOD/military flight plans and civilian stereo route flight plans. Use of the international format flight plan format is mandatory for:

    1. Any flight that will depart U.S. domestic airspace.
    2. Any flight requesting routing that requires Performance Based Navigation.
    3. Any flight requesting services that require filing of capabilities only supported in the international flight plan.

    NOTE-

    The order of flight plan elements in FAA Form 7233-1 is equivalent to the DD-175.

    1. Explanation of IFR/VFR Flight Plan Items.
      1. Block 1. Check the type of flight plan.
      2. Block 2. Enter your complete aircraft identification.
      3. Block 3. Enter the aircraft type.
      4. Block 4. Enter the true airspeed (TAS).
      5. Block 5. Enter the departure airport identifier.
      6. Block 6. Enter the proposed departure time in Zulu (Z). If airborne, specify the actual or proposed departure time as appropriate.
      7. Block 7. Enter the appropriate altitude.
      8. Block 8. Define the route of flight by using NAVAID identifier codes and airways.
      9. Block 9. Enter the destination airport identifier code.
      10. Block 10. Enter the estimated time en route in hours and minutes.
      11. Block 11. Enter remarks, if necessary
      12. Block 12. Specify the fuel on board in hours and minutes.
      13. Block 13. Specify an alternate airport if desired.
      14. Block 14. Enter name and contact information for pilot in command.

      NOTE-

      This information is essential in the event of search and rescue operations.

      1. Block 15. Enter total number of persons on board (POB) including crew.
      2. Block 16. Enter the aircraft color.

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      FIG B-1 FAA Form 7233-1 - Flight Plan For Military/DOD, Civilian Stereo Route Flight Plan Use Only

      A graphic depicting the Flight Plan Form, FAA Form 7233−1.

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      FIG B-1 FAA Form 7233-1 - Flight Plan For Military/DOD, Civilian Stereo Route Flight Plan Use Only

      A graphic depicting an example of a completed Flight Plan Form, FAA Form 7233−1.