DD Form 1801 International Flight Plan

What Is DD Form 1801?

DD Form 1801, DoD International Flight Plan is a document used by military pilots operating an aircraft on flights rom, to, or within international airspace according to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) rules and procedures. The aircraft cannot be flown until a flight plan has been filed.

An updated DD Form 1801 fillable version was released by Department of Defense (DoD) in May 1987 and is available for digital filing and download below or can be found through the Executive Services Directorate website.

The DD Form 175, Military Flight Plan is a form related to the DD 1801 and used for all non-local flights originating from U.S. airfields that have a military operations department.

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PRIORITY
ADDRESSEE(S)
FF
FILING TIME
ORIGINATOR
SPECIFIC IDENTIFICATION OF ADDRESSEE(S) AND/OR ORIGINATOR
3.
7.
8.
MESSAGE TYPE
AIRCRAFT IDENTIFICATION
FLIGHT RULES
TYPE OF FLIGHT
I
(FPL
M
10.
9.
WAKE TURBULENCE CAT.
EQUIPMENT
NUMBER
TYPE OF AIRCRAFT
D C 1
0
H
SDFGHIRTUWXYZ
S
13.
DEPARTURE AERODROME
TIME
15.
CRUISING SPEED
LEVEL
ROUTE
TOTAL EET
16.
ALTN AERODROME
2ND ALTN AERODROME
DESTINATION AERODROME
HR/MIN
18.
OTHER INFORMATION
PBN/A1B1S1 NAV/RNVE99
DOF/
REG/
SEL/
RMK/PTP TCAS
)
NOT FOR TRANSMISSION
19.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
ENDURANCE
PERSONS ON BOARD
EMERGENCY AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT
FUEL/
POB/
RDO/
121.5
243
500
8364
TYPE OF EQUIPMENT
LIFE JACKETS
RADIO FREQUENCY
282.8
POLAR
DESERT
MARITIME
JUNGLE
GLOBAL
JACKETS
LIGHT
FLUORESCEIN
DINGHIES
COLOR
NUMBER
TOTAL CAPACITY
OTHER EQUIPMENT
FLARES, ELT
)
DINGHIES
COVER
RMK/
AIRCRAFT SERIAL NUMBERS AND TYPE OF
REMARKS
AIRCRAFT IN FLIGHT
FORM 365-4 ON FILE AT
WX BRIEFED BY
CREW LIST
ATTACHED
LOCATED AT:
COMMAND POST
PASSENGER
ATTACHED
LOCATED AT:
MANIFEST
NAME OF PILOT IN COMMAND
SIGNATURE OF APPROVING AUTHORITY
AIRCRAFT HOME STATION OR ORGANIZATION
DD Form 1801, MAY 87
DOD INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT PLAN
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PRIORITY
ADDRESSEE(S)
FF
FILING TIME
ORIGINATOR
SPECIFIC IDENTIFICATION OF ADDRESSEE(S) AND/OR ORIGINATOR
3.
7.
8.
MESSAGE TYPE
AIRCRAFT IDENTIFICATION
FLIGHT RULES
TYPE OF FLIGHT
I
(FPL
M
10.
9.
WAKE TURBULENCE CAT.
EQUIPMENT
NUMBER
TYPE OF AIRCRAFT
D C 1
0
H
SDFGHIRTUWXYZ
S
13.
DEPARTURE AERODROME
TIME
15.
CRUISING SPEED
LEVEL
ROUTE
TOTAL EET
16.
ALTN AERODROME
2ND ALTN AERODROME
DESTINATION AERODROME
HR/MIN
18.
OTHER INFORMATION
PBN/A1B1S1 NAV/RNVE99
DOF/
REG/
SEL/
RMK/PTP TCAS
)
NOT FOR TRANSMISSION
19.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
ENDURANCE
PERSONS ON BOARD
EMERGENCY AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT
FUEL/
POB/
RDO/
121.5
243
500
8364
TYPE OF EQUIPMENT
LIFE JACKETS
RADIO FREQUENCY
282.8
POLAR
DESERT
MARITIME
JUNGLE
GLOBAL
JACKETS
LIGHT
FLUORESCEIN
DINGHIES
COLOR
NUMBER
TOTAL CAPACITY
OTHER EQUIPMENT
FLARES, ELT
)
DINGHIES
COVER
RMK/
AIRCRAFT SERIAL NUMBERS AND TYPE OF
REMARKS
AIRCRAFT IN FLIGHT
FORM 365-4 ON FILE AT
WX BRIEFED BY
CREW LIST
ATTACHED
LOCATED AT:
COMMAND POST
PASSENGER
ATTACHED
LOCATED AT:
MANIFEST
NAME OF PILOT IN COMMAND
SIGNATURE OF APPROVING AUTHORITY
AIRCRAFT HOME STATION OR ORGANIZATION
DD Form 1801, MAY 87
DOD INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT PLAN
Previous edtion is obsolete.
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How to Fill out DD Form 1801?

Procedural guidelines and additional information can be found in the Training Circular (TC) 3-04.5 (Instrument Flight for Army Aviators) released in April 2017.

The DD Form 1801 - as well as the DD Form 175 or their substitutes - is filed prior to the flight. The form requires identifying the aircraft, any special equipment on board, the departure and arrival points, the time of the departure, cruising speed, route and other flight data.

General DD Form 1801 instructions are as follows:

  • Use capital letters;
  • Adhere to the required format;
  • Record time in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC, or Zulu);
  • Use the 24-hour format to report time.

If the departure is delayed for an hour or more, the aviator must request the change through the tower or directly to the tie-in flight service station (FSS).

To avoid any possible delays in receiving a departure allowance from air traffic control (ATC), an aviator is required to complete the DoD International Flight Plan at least 30 minutes before the estimated departure time.

The local commanders establish whether the DD 1801 and the DD 175 should be accompanied with the DD Form 175-1, Flight Weather Briefing prior to the flight. Weather information should be obtained from a U.S. military weather facility. If it is not available, the aviator has to consult the DoD or the DoD Flight Information Program (FLIP) for guidance.

The completed DD 1801 should be submitted in person to the nearest automated flight service station (AFSS) or air traffic control tower (ATCT). The form can also be submitted via telephone or computer by means of the Direct User Access Terminal System (DUATS). If these ways are inaccessible, the plan can be submitted using a radio.