close flight plan

close flight plan

To report safe arrival to the appropriate ATC (air traffic control) authority and thus terminate a flight plan. Failure to close a flight plan may result in an overdue action being initiated.
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Pilots are now able to file and close flight plans with Flight Services online; receive text, e-mail and satellite alerts regarding dangerous conditions; and activate precise life-saving search and rescue tracking capabilities.
At present pilots are able to file and close flight plans with Flight Services online; receive text, e-mail and satellite alerts regarding dangerous conditions; and activate precise life-saving search and rescue tracking capabilities.