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Review of FLIP and FAA Publications
FLIP (ENROUTE) FLIGHT INFORMATION HANDBOOK
This handbook contains aeronautical information required by DoD aircrews in flight, but which is not
subject to frequent change. The handbook is designed for worldwide use in conjunction with DoD FLIP
enroute supplements. Publication cycle is every 32 weeks, and if necessary, amended by Urgent Change
Notices (UCNs) or NOTAMs.
Section A, Emergency Procedures
Contains both U.S. (FAA) and ICAO procedures. Need to check subheadings to ensure which procedure
is being discussed. This section contains two-way radio failure procedures to follow, what to do if lost, if
intercepted, and hand signals that can be used. Aircraft witnessing distress, body and paulin signals that
can be used to signal aircraft from the ground are also found here.
Section B, National and International Flight Data and Procedures
This section supplements and complements the information found in GP, Chapter 5. Discussion of FAA
air/ground communications, transponder codes, position reporting procedures as well as proper
procedures for initial call up. Includes a partial listing of mandatory voice calls. Explains the use of
Runway Condition Readings (RCRs). Shows graphic display of the Approach Lighting Systems in use, as
well as Visual Glideslope Indication systems (VASI).
Section C, Meteorological Information
First part deals with procedures to follow and phone numbers to call (both commercial and autovon) for
military pilots departing a location where military weather and NOTAM services are not available. Four
maps are provided indicating the location and frequencies of METRO stations as well as which ones have
weather RADAR. Information is provided on the FAA Weather Information Services available as well as
airborne services. Pilot Weather Reports (PIREPs) format as well as turbulence and icing tables are
Section D, Conversion Tables
Useful tables such as Fahrenheit/centigrade, barometric settings in inches vs. millibars, statute to nautical
Section E, Standard Time Signals
Autovon phone numbers for standard time signals, time zones of the world.
Section F, FLIP and NOTAM Abbreviations/Code
The listing provides a ready reference of abbreviations used in the flight information publications (FLIPs)
and the DoD NOTAM system. Codes, e.g., POL, Lighting, and JASU, are listed elsewhere in the
supplement legends. The abbreviations presented are intended to represent grammatical variations of the
basic form. (Example - trans may mean transmit, transmitting, "transmitted, or transmits.) This
listing is the most complete in the FLIP system.