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Common ATC abbreviations

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Section 1

Question Answer
abeamABM
aboveABV
actual time of departureATD
after passingAPSG
adviseADZ
altitude reservationALTRV
approach (unspecified)A
ARC clockwiseARC C
ARC counter-clockwiseARC CC
as soon as possibleASAP
at@
at least one thousand feet on top10/(circled plus symbol)
at or above
at or below
back courseBC
before proceeding on courseBPOC
belowBLO
cancel IFRIFR (with stroke through the letters)
centre-storedC
clearance canceled if not airborne by (time/event)CC (time/event)
clearance valid at (time/event)CV (time/event)
clearance validation requiredCVR
cleared through eastbound>
cleared through westbound<
cleared to the TACAN 180 radial 10 DME fixT180/10
cleared out of controlled airspaceB
cleared to enter (or join) controlled airspaceE
climb
climb from 6,000 to 8,000 60 ↗ 80
climb to 4,000 in accordance with the visual flight rules↗ 40VFR
climb with at least 1,000 ft vertical separation below (aircraft ID)↗ 10BLO (ident)
compressingx(with a vertical line through it)
crossX
cross (fix) at 11,000 ftX(fix)110
cross (fix) at 15,000 or aboveX(fix)150↑
cross (fix) at 15,000 or belowX(fix)150↓
departD
descend
descend with at least 1,000 ft vertical separation above (a/c ident)↘ 10ABV (a/c ident)
direct
do not pass to aerospace defence radarNOPAR
eastboundEB
estimated time of arrivalETA
estimated time of departureETD
expanding
expect approach clearance at (time)EAC (time)
expect further clearance at (time)EFC (time)
flight levelFL
flight plan routeF/P
full route clearanceF
great circleG/C
hold H
hold (direction from fix, in relation to compass points)H-(direction)
if communications failICF
if not possibleINP
immediatelyIMD
inboundIB
information passed/
revised information passedupside down backwards y
intercept----|
leaveL
left turnLT
maintainM
missed approachMA
no delay expected^
northbound NB
not aboveNA
not beforeNTB
not belowNBLO
not later thanNL
on courseOC
outboundOB
overOVR
proceed on coursePOC
present positionPP
procedure turnPT
proposedP
published holdPH
radialR
report leavingRL
reportRPT
report establishedRE
report reachingRR
request altitude change en routeRACE
right turnRT
runway headingRH
scheduled shutdownSSD
southboundSB
STAR (standard arrival route)*
TACANT
take off T/O
tick mark ,
transponderTS
turn leftTL
turn rightTR
unserviceableU/S
untilTIL
until further advisedUFA
until further noticeUFN
warning indicator (control action must be implemented)W (in red)
westboundWB
while in controlled airspaceWICA
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