In anticipation of global I thought it would be fitting to go thru flight planning step by step. In this series we will be going thru all the necessary steps to properly flight plan for global. We will address these areas.
- Route Part 1
- Weather Part 2
- SIDs, Enroute charts, STARS, & Approach plates. Part 3
- Weight & balance, Filing a flight plan, NOTAMS. Part 4
We will be going step by step thru one route that you can fly at the end.
First we are going to start off with our route. The route is going to be from where you want to fly, and to. Head on over to FlightAware, and enter where you want to takeoff from. We are going to choose KLAX for our departure location. Then we are going to choose KJFK for our arrival airport.
I prefer to use FlightAware, but you can also use FlightRadar24 or any of the other similar sites.
Now let’s create our route. The information we are looking for is.
Aircraft type and company
Departure and arrival gate
ETE Estimated time enroute
Route Flight plan
Route decoded NAV log
Route across the map
Now if we look at our route.
We see that the first thing in it is ORCKAS2.LAS. Now what does that mean? Well that is the SID (Standard Instrument Departure) they have filed. Then let’s look at the last entry LVZ.LENDY6. So what does that mean? That’s our STAR (Standard terminal arrival route)
So now we know which Departure, and which arrival we will be using along this route. Along with all the relative information to make a decent flight. If you just wanted to plug the NAV log in now, and go you could. There is a lot more to learn though. 🙂
Thanks for reading. ✌️