will help to ensure there is no misunderstanding when the data is read by another
International identifiers are contained in Location Indicators, ICAO Document 7910.
For a complete discussion on recording flight data, control symbology, and flight
progress strip procedures, refers to Air Traffic Control, FAA Order 7110.65 and Flight
Services, FAA Order 7110.10.
As an AC who works in the flight planning branch, handling VFR or IFR flights is part of
your responsibility. Your actions will ensure that the proper notifications are made
throughout the ATC system and that the aircraft will receive VFR or IFR SAR assistance
Flight Notification Message
Activate a VFR flight plan when you receive a departure report. A departure report or
specific arrangements to activate the flight plan must be received within 1 hour of the
proposed departure time. If neither is received, you should consider the flight plan
cancelled and file it.
The departure station shall transmit a flight notification message to the tie-in FSS (a
telephone or interphone may be used for flights of 30 minutes or less). The flight
notification message shall contain the following items:
Type of flight plan
ETA (if more than 24 hours, may use Date-Time Group (DTG))
If the pilot elects to close the flight plan with a station other than the designated tie-in
facility, send the flight notification message to both stations with remarks.
Designation tie-in Automated Flight Service Station
(AFSS)/FSS are listed in Location Identifiers, FAA Order