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Stripmarking

In some situations, the absence of strips can seriously disrupt the normal flow of operations
This lesson will cover the basic outline for strip marking and the associated symbologies for En
Route, Terminal, and Flight Service Options. In ATC, tapes are used to record voice
communications, computer software is used to record tracking information, and strips are used
to record written information; therefore, knowledge of stripmarking is an integral part of your
job.

On an End-of-Lesson Test, and in accordance with FAA Orders 7110.65 and


7110.10, you will identify:
1. Purpose and legal requirements of flight progress strips.
2. Meaning of selected abbreviations and symbols used in stripmarking.
3. Content requirements of selected blocks in terminal, en route and flight
service strips.

To prevent misinterpretation when data is hand printed, use standard hand-printed characters.
(**Write legibly) 7110.65 par. 2-3-1; 7110.10, par. 4-2-2

LETTERS AND NUMBERS

Typed Hand Typed Hand


LETTERS Printed Printed

AND A
B
T
U
NUMBERS C V
D W
E X
F Y
G Z
H
I 1
J 2
K 3
L 4
M 5
N 6
O 7
P 8
Q 9
R 0
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Use authorized symbols or abbreviations for recording:


Clearances
Reports
Instructions
The following charts of symbols and abbreviations are common to all three ATC options:

Terminal
En Route
Flight Service

Clearance Abbreviations 7110.65, table 2-3-9


CLEARANCE ABBREVIATIONS
CLEARANCE ABBREVIATIONS
Abbr. Meaning
A Cleared to the airport (point of intended landing)
B Center clearance delivered
C ATC clears (when clearance relayed through non-ATC facility)
CAF Cleared as filed
D Cleared to depart from the fix
F Cleared to the fix
H Cleared to hold and instructions issued
L Cleared to land
N Clearance not delivered
O Cleared to the outer marker
PD Cleared to climb/descend at the pilots discretion
Q Cleared to fly specified sectors of a NAVAID defined in terms of
courses, bearings, radials or quadrants within a designated radius
T Cleared through (for landing and takeoff through intermediate point)
V Cleared over the fix
X Cleared to cross (airway, route, radial) at (point)
Z Tower jurisdiction
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Miscellaneous Abbreviations 7110.65, table 2-3-10; 7110.10, par. 4-2-9


MISCELLANEOUS ABBREVIATIONS
Abbreviation Meaning
BC Back course approach
CT Contact approach
FA Final approach
FMS Flight Management System Approach
GPS GPS approach
I Initial approach
ILS ILS approach
MA Missed approach
MLS MLS approach
NDB Nondirectional radio beacon approach
OTP VFR conditions-on-top
PA Precision approach
PT Procedure turn
MISCELLANEOUS ABBREVIATIONS
Abbreviation Meaning
RA Resolution Advisory (pilot-reported TCAS event)
RH Runway Heading
RP Report immediately upon passing (fix/altitude)
RX Report crossing
SA Surveillance approach
SI Straight-in approach
TA TACAN approach
TL Turn left
TR Turn right
VA Visual approach
VR VOR approach

Control Symbols 7110.65, fig. 2-3-7; 7110.10, par. 4-2-9

CONTROL SYMBOLS
CONTROL SYMBOLS
Symbols Meaning
T( ) Depart (direction, if specified)
Climb and maintain
Descend and maintain
Cruise
@ At
X Cross
M Maintain
Join or intercept airway/jet route/track or course
While in controlled airspace
While in control area
Enter control area
Out of control area

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CONTROL SYMBOLS
Symbols Meaning
NW Cleared to enter, depart, or through surface area. Indicated
direction of flight by arrow and appropriate compass letter.
NE
Maintain Special VFR conditions (altitude if appropriate)
E while in surface area.
250K Aircraft requested to adjust speed to 250 knots.
-20K Aircraft requested to reduce speed 20 knots.
+30K Aircraft requested to increase speed 30 knots.
Local Special VFR operations in the vicinity of (name) airport
W are authorized until (time). Maintain Special VFR
conditions (altitude if appropriate).
Before
After or Past
CONTROL SYMBOLS
Symbols Meaning
170 (red) Inappropriate altitude/flight level for direction of flight.
(Underline assigned altitude/flight level in red).
/ Until
() Alternate instructions
Restriction Restriction
At or Below
At or Above

(Dash) From-to (route, time, etc.)


(Alt)B(Alt) Indicates a block altitude assignment. Altitudes are
inclusive, and the first altitude shall be lower than the
second. Example: 310B370
Clearance void if aircraft not off ground by (time)
NOTE: The absence of an airway route number between two fixes in the
route of flight indicates direct; no symbol or abbreviation is required.

CONTROL SYMBOLS
Symbols Meaning
CL Pilot canceled flight plan
EN ROUTE: Aircraft has reported at assigned altitude.
Example: 80
TERMINAL/FSS: Information forwarded (indicated
information forwarded as required)
EN ROUTE: Information or revised information forwarded.
(red) Circle, in red, inappropriate altitude/flight level for
direction of flight or other control information when
coordinated. Also circle, in red, the time (minutes and
altitude) when a flight plan or estimate is forwarded. Use
this method in both Inter-Center and Intra-Center
coordination.
Other than assigned altitude reported (circle reported
50
altitude)
CONTROL SYMBOLS
Symbols Meaning
DME holding (use with mileages). Upper figure indicates
10 distance from station to DME fix, lower figure indicates
6 length of holding pattern. In this example, the DME fix is
10 miles out with a 6 mile pattern indicated.
DME arc of VORTAC, TACAN, or MLS.
(mi.)(dir.)
Contact (facility) or (frequency), (time, fix, or altitude if
(freq.) appropriate). Insert frequency only when it is other than
standard.
R Radar contact
R EN ROUTE: Requested altitude (preceding altitude
information)
R Radar service terminated
R Radar contact lost
RV Radar vector

CONTROL SYMBOLS
Symbols Meaning
RV Pilot resumed own navigation
R Radar handoff (circle symbol when handoff completed)
E (red) EMERGENCY
W (red) WARNING
P Point out initiated. Indicate the appropriate facility, sector,
or position. Example: PZFW
FUEL Minimum Fuel
NOTE: The absence of an airway route number between two fixes in the
route of flight indicates direct; no symbol or abbreviation is required.

Errors, Corrections, and Changes7110.65, par. 2-3-1;7110.10, par. 4-2-9


Do not overwrite or erase any item.
Use an X to delete:
A climb and maintain () or a descend and maintain () arrow
An at or above ( ) or an at or below ( ) symbol
A cruise () symbol
Any unwanted or unused altitude information
CORRECTION EXAMPLES

TERMINAL ARRIVAL
UAL431 2601 E0010 100 60
H/B753/I SGF
001 PRYOR TUL

TERMINAL DEPARTURE
UAL431 2601 TUL TUL V7 MKC
H/B753/I P0100 70 120
001 330
70
TERMINAL ARRIVAL
UAL431 2601 E0010 100
H/B753/I SGF 60
001 PRYOR 40
60
For other unused or unwanted symbols items:
Draw a horizontal line through them.
Write the new item immediately adjacent to the lined-through symbol and within the
same space.
Do not draw a horizontal line through an altitude being vacated until after the aircraft
has reported or is observed leaving the altitude.

AIRCRAFT REPORTED LEAVING EXAMPLES

EN ROUTE ARRIVAL
UAL 431 FSM 220 220 MEM/FSM FORTS1 3122
H/B753/I 0153 0202 TUL

T438 110
X WAGON R
025 01 +10 TUL C
@

EN ROUTE DEPARTURE
UAL 431 230 SGF TUL BOLDE 4114
H/B753/I SGF/ORD D-A
R
T438
D0305
025 01 TUL P0300 100 330

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QUESTION: You should use authorized symbols or abbreviations for


recording what three items?
QUESTION: What is missing from the following hand printed
character?
Z

QUESTION: Referring to your clearance abbreviations, what is the


meaning of Z?

QUESTION: Referring to your miscellaneous abbreviations, what does


the abbreviation RX stand for?

RESPONSE ITEM
Referring to the control symbol chart, the following symbol stands for
A. maintain
B. moving eastbound.
C. maximum forward speed.
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RESPONSE ITEM
To delete any unused or unwanted symbols or items a/an ________ or
________ should be used.
A. /; O
B. X;
C. O; X

ABBREVIATION/SYMBOL EXERCISE #1
Purpose This exercise will provide a review of selected abbreviations and symbols
that are encountered throughout the ATC career field.

Directions In the abbreviation/symbol matching exercise below, place the letter of each
of the definitions listed in Column II next to the correct corresponding
abbreviation or symbol listed in Column I.
ABBREVIATION/SYMBOL EXERCISE #1

COLUMN I COLUMN II
1. A. Resolution Advisory (pilot-reported TCAS event)
2. P B. Turn right
3. V C. Cleared to hold and instructions have been issued
4. D. Until
5. TL E. Maintain
6. F. At or above
7. RA G. Turn left
8. M H. Descend and maintain
9. H I. Cleared over the fix
10. / J. Before
11. TR K. While in controlled airspace
L. Point out initiated

General 7110.65, par. 2-3-1


Unless otherwise authorized by a facility directive, use flight progress strips to:
Post current data on air traffic.
Post clearances required for ATC control.
Record any other air traffic services.
Strips are considered legal documents.

Strips 7110.65, par. 2-3-2


Strips are sized and formatted differently for each air traffic option.
Terminal
En Route
Flight Service

FLIGHT PROGRESS STRIPS


TERMINAL

EN ROUTE

FLIGHT SERVICE

In any option, strips are either printed out on special printers or handwritten.
Printers are normally located in the operation area close to the control positions.
Manually prepared handwritten strips shall conform to the format of machine-generated
strips and shall be modified to meet any changes in the machine-generated format.

TRUE/FALSE: Flight progress strips are only used as an aid and are
not a legal document.

A. True
B. False

QUESTION: Strips are ________ and ________ differently for each air
traffic option.

Equipment Suffixes 7110.65, par. 2-3-8, table 2-3-8


Special aircraft equipment is identified by / and a suffix following the aircraft identification.
Examples: PA32/A, B733/I, C172/B, F16/P

COMMONLY USED EQUIPMENT SUFFIXES

COMMONLY USED EQUIPMENT SUFFIXES

NO DME RNAV TACAN DME


No
Transponder X Y M D
Transponder T C N B
Mode C
Transponder U I P A

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TBL 2-3-8
Aircraft Equipment Suffixes
Suffix Aircraft Equipment Suffixes
NO DME
/X No transponder
/T Transponder with no Mode C
/U Transponder with Mode C
DME
/D No transponder
/B Transponder with no Mode C
/A Transponder with Mode C
TACAN ONLY
/M No transponder
/N Transponder with no Mode C
/P Transponder with Mode C
AREA NAVIGATION (RNAV)
/Y LORAN, VOR/DME, or INS with no transponder
/C LORAN, VOR/DME, or INS, transponder with no Mode C
/I LORAN, VOR/DME, or INS, transponder with Mode C
ADVANCED RNAV WITH TRANSPONDER AND MODE C (If an aircraft is unable to operate with a
transponder and/or Mode C, it will revert to the appropriate code listed above under Area Navigation.)
/E Flight Management System (FMS) with DME/DME and IRU position updating
/F Flight Management System (FMS) with DME/DME position updating
/G Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), including GPS or WAAS, with en route and terminal
capability
/R Required Navigational Performance. The aircraft meets the RNP type prescribed for the route
segment(s), route(s)
and/or area concerned.
REDUCED VERTICAL SEPARATION MINIMUM (RVSM). Prior to conducting RVSM operations
within the
U.S., the operator must obtain authorization from the FAA or from the responsible authority, as
appropriate.
/J /E with RVSM
/K /F with RVSM
/L /G with RVSM
/Q /R with RVSM
/W RVSM

Designators 7110.65, par. 2-3-4


The Terminal strip has three FAA Order designations:
7230-7.1 (Arrivals)
7230-7.2 (Departures)
7230-8 (Overflights)
These strips all look the same; however, some blocks on the strips have different
meanings for each designation.

Terminal Strip Block Information 7110.65, par. 2-3-4


NOTE: In the following blocks of information, we will cover selected flight strip entries. An
appendix will explain the remainder of the entries
TERMINAL STRIPS

TERMINAL STRIPS
ARRIVAL
1 5 8 9 9b 10 11 12
2 13 14 15
2a 6 8a
3
16 17 18
4 7 8b 9a 9c

DEPARTURE
1 5 8 9 9b 10 11 12
2 13 14 15
2a 6 8a
3
16 17 18
4 7 8b 9a 9c

OVERFLIGHT
1 5 8 9 9b 10 11 12
2 13 14 15
2a 6 8a
3
16 17 18
4 7 8b 9a 9c

Block information is as follows:


Block Information
1 Aircraft identification or call sign
3 Aircraft type including any special equipment or designation for
aircraft, i.e., number in flight, heavy, Mode-C equipped, DME etc.
5 Assigned beacon code
6 ARRIVAL STRIP: Previous fix or inbound airway
DEPARTURE STRIP: Proposed departure time
OVERFLIGHT STRIP: Coordination fix
7 ARRIVAL STRIP: Coordination fix
DEPARTURE STRIP: Requested altitude
OVERFLIGHT STRIP: Overflight coordination indicator (usually
identifies the facility to which flight data has been forwarded.)
8 ARRIVAL STRIP: Estimated time of arrival at the coordination fix
or destination airport
DEPARTURE STRIP: Departure airport
OVERFLIGHT STRIP: Estimated time of arrival over coordination
fix in Block 6
9 ARRIVAL STRIP: Altitude information in hundreds of feet and any
additional remarks
DEPARTURE STRIP: Route, clearance limit or destination, and
remarks
OVERFLIGHT STRIP: Altitude and route of flight through the
terminal area
9a ARRIVAL STRIP ONLY: Destination airport

RESPONSE ITEM

The Terminal strip has three different uses, they are:

A. Preflight, Overflight, Arrival


B. Departure, Arrival, Overflight
C. Departure, Arrival, Approach
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QUESTION: On the Terminal arrival strip, in which block is the aircraft


call sign placed?

RESPONSE ITEM

On the Departure strip, Block 6 is used for

A. filed air speed.


B. alternate airport information.
C. proposed departure time

QUESTION: Departure and arrival strips share the same information in


Block 3, what is it?

QUESTION: On the Terminal overflight strip, the altitude and route of


flight go in which block?
This exercise will provide a review of items found on Terminal strips,
including:
Arrival
Departure
Overflight

Based on the information provided, fill out the Terminal flight strips below.

TERMINAL ARRIVAL STRIP

Arrival Strip Aircraft identification DAL468


(Cont'd) Aircraft type B733/ I
Assigned beacon code 2605
Previous fix or inbound airway SGF (Springfield, MO)
Coordination fix PRYOR
ETA at coordination fix E1314
Altitude 100
Destination airport Tulsa

TERMINAL DEPARTURE STRIP


TERMINAL DEPARTURE STRIP

A NSWER
N 79 839 5 176 BVO B VO TUL V4 SGF

P1 430
MO2 1/A
70

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Aircraft identification N79839


Aircraft type P28A/A
Assigned beacon code 5176
Proposed departure time P1430
Requested altitude 7000
Departure airport BVO (Bartlesville, OK)
Route, clearance limit or TUL V4 SGF
destination, and remarks

TERMINAL OVERFLIGHT STRIP


Aircraft identification N721B
Aircraft type BE35/A
Assigned beacon code 1106
Coordination fix ULANE
Overflight coordination indicator ZAE (Aero Center)
Estimated time of arrival over 1314
coordination
Altitude and route of flight 9000, DAL V7 MKC

EN ROUTE STRIPS
Designators 7110.65,par. 2-3-2
There is only one FAA Order designation for the En Route strip.
7230-19
In comparison to the Terminal strip, the En Route strip is:
Larger
Has 12 more blocks
EN ROUTE STRIP
BLOCK NUMBERS
3 1 2 11 15 16 20 21 25 27
4 12 22 28
5 13
23
6 8 14 17 18
7 9 10 14a 20a 24 26 29 30
19

Block information is as follows:

3 Aircraft identification
4 Aircraft type including any special equipment or designation for
aircraft, i.e., number in flight, heavy, Mode-C equipped, DME etc.
5 Filed true airspeed
11 Previous fix
12 Estimated time over previous fix
15 Center-estimated time over fix
19 Fix. For departing aircraft, add proposed departure time
20 Altitude information (in hundreds of feet)
25 Point of origin, route as required for control and data relay and
destination
28 Miscellaneous control data (clearance limit, expect further
clearance time, approach clearance information, etc.). (For
departing aircraft, D-A indicates the aircraft is cleared to the
destination airport as a clearance limit.)

RESPONSE ITEM
In comparison to the Terminal strip, the En Route strip is
A. larger with more blocks.
B. smaller with less blocks.
C. no different in size.
QUESTION: For an En Route Strip, in which block does the aircraft
type appear?

EN ROUTE STRIP EXERCISE


This exercise will provide a review of the items found on En Route strips
Directions Based on the information provided, fill out the En Route flight strips below.

EN ROUTE STRIP
EN ROUTE STRIP

ANSWER
MLC 31
1522 15 210 DAL V9 MLC V7
UAL31 1 TUL V4 SG F
B738/R

TUL

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Aircraft identification UAL311


Aircraft type B738/ I
Previous fix MLC
Estimated time over 1522
previous fix
Center-estimated time TUL 1531
over fix
Altitude 17,000 feet.
Point of origin, route as DAL V9 MLC V7 TUL V4 SGF
required for control and
data relay and destination

FLIGHT SERVICE STRIPS


The Flight Service strip has two FAA Form designations:
7230-21
7233-5
For inflight data, use strips to record:
Aircraft contacts
ATC clearances
Pilot briefings on airborne aircraft
Other operationally significant items
Due to current technology and automation, strips are rarely used anymore in the Flight
Service field.
Use strips for each flight.
For each flight, record all contacts with that flight on the same strip.
Use additional strips as needed for more writing area on the same flight.
Consider the original strip and any additional strips as one strip.
The Flight Service strip is larger than the Terminal or En Route strip, but has the fewest
blocks.
FLIGHT SERVICE STRIP
BLOCK NUMBERS
12 13 14
1 2 3 10

4 5 11

6 7 8 9

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Flight Service Block information is as follows:
Strip Block
Information
(Cont'd)
7110.10,
par. 4-2-7
1 Aircraft identification
2 Aircraft type including any special equipment or designation for
aircraft, i.e., number in flight, heavy, Mode-C equipped, DME etc.
4 Departure point
5 Route of flight
6 Destination
8 Estimated time of arrival at destination

RESPONSE ITEM
When you have run out of writing space on a strip for a particular flight, you
should
A. use a note pad and record any additional information on that flight.
B. use additional strips to record information and consider all strips as one.
C. erase the least important information and continue to record the most
current information on the same strip.

QUESTION: In which block is the departure point information


recorded?

FLIGHT SERVICE STRIP EXERCISE


Purpose This exercise will provide a review of items found on Flight Service
strips.

Directions Based on the information provided, fill out the Flight Service strips below.

FLIGHT SERVICE STRIP

Aircraft identification N545


Aircraft type C210/A
Departure point OKC
Route of flight TUL SGF
Destination SGF
Estimated time of arrival 1615
at destination

ABBREVIATION/SYMBOL EXERCISE #2
Purpose This exercise will provide a review of some abbreviations and symbols
used in stripmarking.

Directions In the abbreviation/symbol matching exercise below, place the letter of the
abbreviation or symbol in Column II next to the corresponding definition in
Column I.

ABBREVIATION/SYMBOL EXERCISE #2

ABBREVIATION/SYMBOL EXERCISE #2
COLUMN I COLUMN II
1. At A.
2. Clearance void if aircraft not off ground by (time) B. PD
3. Tower jurisdiction C.
4. Pilot canceled flight plan D. @
5. Report crossing E.
6. After F. OTP
7. Join or intercept airway/jet route/track or course G. C
L
8. Climb and maintain H. Z
9. VFR conditions on top I.
10. At or below J. RX
11. Cleared to climb/descend at the pilots discretion K.

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APPENDIX 1: ABBREVIATION/SYMBOL WORKSHEET
#1
DIRECTIONS: WRITE THE CORRECT ABBREVIATION OR SYMBOL IN THE BLANK SPACE
PROVIDED IN FRONT OF EACH DEFINITION. IF NEEDED, USE YOUR STRIPMARKING
LESSON TO ASSIST YOU.
1. Cleared to climb/descend at the pilots discretion

2. At or below

3. VFR conditions on top

4. Climb and Maintain

5. Join or Intercept airway/jet route/track or course

6. After

7. Report crossing

8. Pilot canceled flight plan

9. Tower jurisdiction

10. Clearance void if aircraft not off the ground by (time)

11. At

12. Point out initiated

13. Before

14. Cleared over the fix

15. Descend and maintain

16. Turn left

17. At or above

18. Maintain

19. Until

20. Cleared to hold and instructions have been issued

21. Turn right

22. Resolution Advisory (pilot reported TCAS event)

23. Restriction
APPENDIX 1: ABBREVIATION/SYMBOL WORKSHEET
#2
DIRECTIONS: WRITE THE CORRECT DEFINITION IN THE BLANK SPACE PROVIDED TO
THE RIGHT OF EACH ABBREVIATION OR SYMBOL. IF NEEDED, USE YOUR
STRIPMARKING LESSON TO ASSIST YOU.

1. /

2.

3. M

4.

5.

6. C
L
7.

8.

9. P

10.

11.

12. TR

13. RX

14. H

15. Z

16. RA

17. OTP

18.

19. TL

20. @

21. V

22. PD

23.
APPENDIX 2: TERMINAL STRIPMARKING

Arrival Strips TERMINAL ARRIVAL STRIP

TERMINAL ARRIVAL STRIPS

BLOCK NUMBERS
1 5 8 9 9b 10 11 12
2 13 14 15
2a 6 8a
3
8b 9a 9c 16 17 18
4 7

EXAMPLE
AAL221 2601 E1515 100

SGF
MD80/ I
032 PRYOR AAC

Block Information
1 Aircraft identification or call sign
2 Revision number (for computer-printed strips)
2A Strip request originator (computer identification for party that
requested strip)
3 Aircraft type including any special equipment or designation
for aircraft, i.e., number in flight, heavy, Mode C-equipped,
DME, etc.
4 Computer identification number
5 Assigned beacon code
6 Previous fix (computer entry) or inbound airway (handwritten)
7 Coordination fix (usually the first fix prior to or just after the
transfer of control of the aircraft)
8 Estimated time of arrival at the coordination fix or destination
airport
8A Optional use
8B Used for recording times of altitude changes when voice
recorders are not operational. Mostly nonradar information
and rarely used.
9 Altitude information in hundreds of feet and any additional
remarks.
9A Minimum fuel, destination airport, point out, radar vector
(assigned heading), speed adjustments. Items may be
omitted by a facility directive except for minimum fuel
information.
9B & 9C Optional use
10-18 Enters data as specified by a facility directive. Used mostly
for nonradar procedures.
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APPENDIX 2: TERMINAL STRIPMARKING
(Continued)

Departure TERMINAL DEPARTURE STRIP


Strips
TERMINAL DEPARTURE STRIPS

BLOCK NUMBERS
1 5 8 9 9b 10 11 12
2 13 14 15
2a 6 8a
3
4 8b 9a 9c 16 17 18
7

EXAMPLE
AMW3201 1121 AAC AAC TUL V6 ICT

P1530
E120/ I
006 140

Block Information
1 Aircraft identification or call sign
Same As
Arrival Strip
2 Revision number (for computer-printed strips)
2A Strip request originator (computer identification for party that
requested strip)
3 Aircraft type including any special equipment or designation for
aircraft, i.e., number in flight, heavy, Mode C-equipped, DME, etc.
4 Computer identification number
5 Assigned beacon code
6 Proposed departure time
7 Requested altitude
8 Departure airport
8A Optional use
8B Used for recording times of altitude changes when voice
recorders are not operational.
9 Route, clearance limit or destination, and remarks. Handwritten
altitude restrictions in order flown, if appropriate.
9A, 9B, & 9C Optional use
10-18 Enter data as specified by a facility directive. Used mostly for
nonradar procedures.

Continued on next page


APPENDIX 2: TERMINAL STRIPMARKING
(Continued)

Overflight TERMINAL OVERFLIGHT STRIP


Strips
TERMINAL OVERFLIGHT STRIPS

BLOCK NUMBERS
1 5 8 9 9b 10 11 12
2 13 14 15
2a 6 8a
3
4 8b 9a 9c 16 17 18
7

EXAMPLE
N39WB 1104 E1602 100

MAYES FSM V8 TUL V4 OKC


BE20/ I
010 ZAE

Block Information
1 Aircraft identification or call sign
2 Revision number (for computer-printed strips)
2A Strip request originator (computer identification for party that
requested strip
3 Aircraft type including any special equipment or designation
for aircraft, i.e., number in flight, heavy, Mode C, DME, etc.
4 Computer identification number
5 Assigned beacon code
6 Coordination (usually last fix prior to aircraft entering your
airspace) (may actually be in your own airspace)
7 Overflight coordination indicator (this is usually the computer
identification of the facility or sector that will be handling the
aircraft prior to entering your own airspace.)
8 Estimated time of arrival at the coordination fix in Block 6.
8A Optional use
8B Used for recording times of altitude changes when voice
recorders are not operational. Mostly nonradar information
and rarely used.
9 Altitude and route of flight through the Terminal area.
9A, 9B, & 9C Optional use.
10-18 Enter data as specified by a facility directive. Used mostly
for nonradar procedures.
APPENDIX 3: EN ROUTE STRIPMARKING

En Route EN ROUTE STRIP


Strips
BLOCK NUMBERS
3 1 2 11 15 16 20 21 25 27
4 12 28
22
5 13
6 8 14 17 18 23
7 9 10 14a 19 20a 24 26 29 30

EXAMPLE
AAL221 DAL 26 240 DAL J107 TUL MIO 2616
MD80/ I 00
T450 G450 0001
05
002 01 MIO

Block Information
1 Verification symbol if required
2 Revision number
3 Aircraft identification
4 Aircraft type including any special equipment or designation for
aircraft, i.e., number in flight, heavy, Mode C-equipped, DME, etc.
5 Filed true airspeed
6 Sector number
7 Computer identification number if required
8 Estimated ground speed
9
Revised ground speed or Strip Request (SR) originator
(2 uses)
10 Strip number
11 Previous fix
12 Estimated time over previous fix
13 Revised estimated time over previous fix
14 Actual time over previous fix, or actual departure time entered on
(2 uses) first fix posting after departure.
14A Plus time expressed in minutes from the previous fix to the posted
fix.
15 Center. Estimated time over fix (in hours and minutes), or
(2 uses) clearance information for departing aircraft.
16 Arrows to indicate if aircraft is departing () or arriving ().
17 Pilot estimated time over fix.
18 Actual time over fix, time leaving holding fix, arrival time at
(5 uses) nonapproach control airport, symbol indicating cancellation of
IFR. Flight plan for arriving aircraft or departure time (actual or
assumed).
19 Fix. For departing aircraft, add proposed departure time.
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APPENDIX 3: EN ROUTE STRIPMARKING (Continued)

En Route 20 Altitude information


Strips
(Cont'd) 20A Used for recording times of altitude changes, when voice
recorders are not operational. Mostly nonradar operation and
rarely used.
21 Next posted fix or coordination fix.
(2 uses)
22 Pilots estimated time over next fix.
23 Arrows to indicate north (), south (), east (), or west ().
Direction of flight if required.
24 Requested altitude
25 Point of origin, route as required for control and data relay, and
destination.
26 Pertinent remarks, minimum fuel, point out, radar vector,
speed adjustment information, or sector or position number
(when applicable in accordance with par. 2-2-1)
27 Mode 3/A beacon code if applicable
28 Miscellaneous control data, i.e., Expected Further Clearance
(EFC) time, time cleared for approach, etc.
29/30 Transfer of control data and coordination indicators.

APPENDIX 4: FLIGHT SERVICE STRIPMARKING


Flight Service FLIGHT SERVICE STRIP
Strips BLOCK NUMBERS
12 13 14
1 2 3 10

4 5 11

6 7 8 9

EXAMPLE
N162N
C150/ 95
A
0810
EEAVFP
0825 O/MIO SGF WND
BVO MIO SGF

08- 08-
SGF
05 50

Block Information
1 ACID (Aircraft Identification)
2 Type aircraft/special equipment
3 TAS (True Airspeed) and/or altitude IFR or VFR/DVFR if known
4 Departure point
5 Route of flight
6 Destination
7 Actual departure time or time VFR flight activated
8 ETA (Estimate Time of Arrival) at destination
9 Estimated time of fuel exhaustion
10 Type of flight
11 Action time, i.e., overdue time, fuel exhaustion time, LR contact
time, etc.
12 Time of contact with pilot
13 Information received from pilot/other facility
14 Data issued to the aircraft