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Questions tagged [flight-planning]

Flight planning is the process of preparing for a flight: planning a route to fly, identifying alternate destinations in case of diversion, calculating required fuel, ensuring the aircraft will not be not overloaded and so on.

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where are filed flight plans / routing stored? or: where does flightaware get route data?

One of my favorite new distractions is to look at the routing information that flightaware.com makes available. If we pull this one, for example: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL98/history/...
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Does a flight dispatcher need to update the flight plan during GTB and ATB?

Does a flight dispatcher need to recalculate and resubmit the flight plan to the pilot during ground turn back (GTB) and air turn back (ATB) scenarios?
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Where can I find a reliable database of civilian ATS Routes?

I am looking for an updated source of ATS routes. Are there any free and reliable (ie produced by the FAA or Eurocontrol) datasets available?
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What factors/equation(s) are used to relate aircraft weights and cruise speeds?

With the recent coronavirus issues, there have been lots of empty seats flying around, especially on long haul flights. I checked the seat map for a recent SFO-SYD flight (777-300) and there were 224 ...
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Is it common practice to omit some points in an airway?

An airline filed the following flight plan: [...] IRK.J96.SLN..LANCY.J134.PKE [...] The cruise altitude was around 30k feet. Waypoints in J96 are: ...
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What time window size the Eurocontrol's IFPS considers when comparing the EET informed by the airline and its own calculated EET?

Excerpt from IFPS Users Manual Ed. 22.0 (chapter 34. PROFILE CALCULATION/ROUTE ANALYSIS): ...
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What are the fuel requirements for Canadian flights?

I am aware of the "US Flag Jet", "Piston" and "Domestic" policies in the US, and the ICAO policies. Is there a specific requirement in Canada for domestic and also international flights? Does ...
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All approaches at airport NA for Alternate planning. Does that mean the same as Airport NA for Alternate if VFR landing is planned?

Jeppesen will use the term "NA" in the "For Filing as Alternate" table if all the available approaches at the given airport are not available. For FAA charts, a pilot will know ...
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Performance Calculation with upgraded engine

I have an upcoming checkride and the DPE has asked to plan a cross country flight. The aircraft that will be used is a PA28-151; however, it has an upgraded 160hp engine. Regarding performance ...