Category Archives: Contents of a Flight Plan

DEPARTURE AERODROME AND TIME

DEPARTURE AERODROME AND TIME (1) Departure Aerodrome (maximum 4 characters) On an ICAO flight plan, use four character location indicators. Example: EDDS, EPKK, LZKZ. ICAO aerodrome designators are presented in ICAO Doc 7910. You can find them using the Airport Directory. If no location indicator is specified, as is the case in water aerodromes or…
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NUMBER AND TYPE OF AIRCRAFT AND WAKE TURBULENCE CATEGORY

Item 9 NUMBER AND TYPE OF AIRCRAFT AND WAKE TURBULENCE CATEGORY Insert number of aircraft, if more than one (1 or 2 characters) followed by type of aircraft (2 to 4 characters). The type of aircraft is indicated by the manufacturer’s designator. If no such designator has been assigned, or in the case of formation…
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FLIGHT RULES AND TYPE OF FLIGHT

Item 8 FLIGHT RULES AND TYPE OF FLIGHT (2 characters) This item indicates both flight rules and type of flight. Flight rules are important due to different regulations, weather and separation minimums for IFR and VFR flights. Insert one of the following letters to denote the category of flight rules with which the pilot intends…
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AIRCRAFT IDENTIFICATION

Item 7 AIRCRAFT IDENTIFICATION (maximum 7 characters) This consists of the aircraft registration letters or the company designator followed by the flight number which are to be used by air traffic services for radiotelephony communication and coordination. This field can be filled in in one of the following ways:  aircraft registration when: - in radiotelephony,…
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