Section 2. Charted Reporting Points
- Charted reporting points should be established only when necessary to provide minimum en route altitude (MEA) changes or to assist in the separation of aircraft.
- Reporting points should not be established solely for the purpose of communication handoffs (transfer of aircraft control from one sector/facility to another to define an approach control area of jurisdiction).
The request to have a reporting point charted should be limited to the chart series necessary for its intended use. For example, a reporting point established for the high altitude structure should not appear on the low altitude charts.
- Visual Flight Rules Fix. The appropriate air traffic field facility must forward the completed FAA Form 8260-2 through the service area office to AIS.
- Instrument Flight Rules Fix. FAA Form 8260-2 will serve as a request form, a checklist for flight inspection in response to a request for charted reporting points, and a record of action taken to publish the data. The appropriate air traffic field facility must request flight inspection action by completing the FAA Form 8260-2 and submitting it to the FPT through the service area office. It should be forwarded through the respective service area office when necessary to establish, modify, or cancel an intersection that is used as a reporting point, or to establish, modify, or cancel a holding pattern.
Instructions for preparation of FAA Form 8260-2 are contained in Order 8260.19, Flight Procedures and Airspace.