General Communication Procedures
NOTE: OPNAVINST 3710.7 requires gear down report be made to the controlling agency by the final
5. A corrected ETA at anytime it becomes apparent that an estimate as previously submitted is in error
in excess of three minutes.
CHANGE OF FLIGHT PLAN
There are three voice procedures that are used when changing your flight plan. Each procedure
addresses a different change to your flight plan and contains different content to be delivered to ATC in a
specific sequence. The categories are:
Change of route or destination - 13 items
Change from VFR to IFR only - 7 items
Change of ETA by more than 30 minutes - 4 items
The specific items and sequence are found on the inside back cover of the IFR Supplement which should
be used when delivering an in-flight change of flight plan.
NOTE: Pilots should request a frequency change for a change in flight plan from the ATC controlling
agency. Normally the change is given to an FSS facility. However, if the ATC controller handling you is
not too busy he will often copy the change.