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ICAO Flight plan

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Ad here to the prescribed formats, Insert data from the first spece provided, leave unused spaces blank; insert clock times in 4 figures in UTC time.

ITEM 7: Aircraft identification

Insert the registration marking of the aircraft OR the ICAO designator for the aircraft operating agency followed by the flight identification

 

ITEM 8: Flight rules and type of flight

FLIGHT RULES: Insert one of the following letters to denote the category of flight rules with wich the pilot intend to comply: I for IFR, V for VFR, Y if IFR first, Z if VFR first. In case of Y or Z specify in ITEM 15 the point where a change of flight rules is planned.

TYPE OF FLIGHT: Insert ine of the following letters to denote the type of flight: S for scheduled air service, N for non scheduled air transport operation, G for general aviation, M for military, X for other than any defined categories.

 

ITEM 9: Number and type of aircraft and wake turbolence category

NUMBER: Insert number of aircraft if more dthan one

TYPE OF: Insert appropriate designator as specified in ICAO or ZZZZ if no such designator has been assigned and specify in item 18 number(s) and type(s) preceded by TYP/

WAKE TURBULENCE CAT. : H for Heavy (MTOW 136000 Kg or more), M for Medium (MTOW less than 136000 Kg but more than 7000 Kg), L for Light (MTOW 7000 Kg or less).

 

ITEM 10: Equipment / surveillance equipment

EQUIPMENT: Inser one letter, preceding the oblique stroke, as follows:
N if no COM / NAV / Approach aid equipment for the route to be flown is carried, or the equipment is unserviceable;
OR
S if the standard or prescribed COM / NAV / Approach aid equipment for the route to be flown is carried and serviceable (See Note 1).
AND/OR
Inser one or more of the following letters to indicate radio communication, navigation and approach aid equipment available and serviceable:

A (not allocated)
B (not allocated)
C LORAN C
D DME
E (not allocated)
F ADF
G (GNSS)
H HF RTF
I Inertial Navigation
J (Data Link) (See note 2)
K MLS
L ILS
M OMEGA (not required for NAT region)
O VOR
P PRNAV
Q (not allocated)
R RNP type certification (See note 3)
T TACAN
U UHF RTF
V VHF RTF
W RVSM Approved (See note 4)
X MNPS Approved (See note 5)
Y Radio with 8.33 kHz spacing (See note 6)
Z Other equipment carried (See note 7)

NOTE 1: Standard equipment is considered to be VHF RTF, ADF, VOR and ILS, unless another combination is prescribed by the appropriate ATS Authority.
NOTE 2: If the letter J is used, specify in Item 18 the equipment carried, preceded by DAT/ followed by one or more letters as appropriate.
NOTE 3: Inclusion of letter R indicates that aircraft meets the RNP type prescribed for the route segment(s), route(s), and/or area concerned.
NOTE 4: If a flight is approved to operate at RVSM levels the letter W must be included.
NOTE 5: In order to signify that a fight is approved to operate in NAT MNPS Airspace, the letter X must be inserted in addition to the letter S.
NOTE 6: Carriage of 8.33 kHz channel spacing capable radio equipment is mandatory in the ICAO EUR Region. Reference should be made to the appropriate AIP for details. When applicable a Y shall be inserted into Item 10 to denote carriage of such radio equipment.
NOTE 7: If the letter Z is used, specify in Item 18 the other equipment carried, preceded by COM/ and/or NAV/, as appropriate.

SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT:Insert one or two of the following letters, after the oblique stroke, to describe the serviceable surveillance equipment carried:
SSR Equipment:
N Nil
A Transponder - Mode A - 4096 Codes
C Transponder - Mode A - 4096 Codes and Mode C
X Transponder - Mode S without pressure altitude and without aircraft identification transmission
P Transponder - Mode S with pressure altitude but without aircraft identification transmission
I Transponder - Mode S with aircraft identification but without pressure altitude transmission
S Transponder - Mode S with both aircraft identification and pressure altitude transmission
ADS equipment:
D ADS Capability

 

ITEM 13: Departure aerodrome - time

DEPARTURE AERODROME: insert the ICAO four-letter location indicator of the aerodrome of departure
OR
If no location indicator has been assigned, insert "ZZZZ" and specify, in Item 18 the name of the aerodrome, preceded by DEP/
OR
If the FPL is received from an aircraft in flight, insert "AFIL" and specify, in Item 18 the ICAO four-letter location indicator of the location of the ATS unit from which supplementary FPL data can be obtained, preceded by DEP/

TIME: insert the estimated off-block time (EOBT) for an FPL submitted before departure
OR
for an FPL received from an aircraft in flight, the actual or estimated time over the first point of the route to which the FPL applies.

 

ITEM 15: Cruising speed - Level - Route

CRUISING SPEED: Insert the first cruising speed as True Air Speed for the first or the whole cruising portion of the flight, in terms of Knots, expressed as N followed by 4 figures (e.g. N0485) OR Kilometres per hour, expressed as K followed by 4 figures (e.g. K0830) OR Mach number, when so prescribed by the appropriate ATS authority to the nearest hundredths of unit Mach, expressed as M followed by 3 figures (e.g. M082).

LEVEL: Insert the planned cruising level for the first or the whole portion of the route to be flown, in terms of Flight Level, expressed as F followed by 3 figures (e.g. F085; F330) OR Altitude in hundreds of feet, expressed as A followed by 3 figures (e.g. A045; A100); OR *Standard Metric Level in tens of metres, expressed as S followed by 4 figures (e.g. S1130) OR *Altitude in tens of metres, expressed as M followed by 4 figures (e.g. M0840) OR for VFR flights where the flight is not planned to be flown at a specific cruising level, the letters VFR.
*When so prescribed by the appropriate ATS authorities.

ROUTE ( including chnges of speed, level and or flight rules): Insert the designator of the first ATS route if the departure airport is located on or connected to the ATS route OR the letters DCT followed by the point of joining the first ATS route followed by the designator of the ATS route if the departure airport is not connected to ATS route.

THEN

Insert each point at which either change of speed or level, a change of ATS route and or change of flight rules is planned

FOLLOWED BY

the designator of the next ATS route segment even if is the same as previous one OR by DCT if the flight to the next point will be outside a designated route unless both points are defined by geographical coordinates.

Flights Outside Designated ATS Routes:
INSERT points normally not more than 30 minutes flying time or 370 Km (200 nautical miles) apart, including each point at which a change of speed or level, a change of track, or a change of flight rules is planned OR when required by appropriate ATS authority(ies).

Define the track of flights operating predominantly in an east - west direction between 70ºN and 70ºS by reference to significant points formed by the intersections of half or whole degrees of latitude with meridians spaced at intervals of 10 degrees of longitude. For flights operating in areas outside those latitudes the tracks shall be defined by significant points formed by the intersection of parallels of latitude with meridians normally spaced at 20 degrees of longitude. The distance between significant points shall, as far as possible, not exceed one hour's flight time. Additional significant points shall be established as deemed necessary. For flights operating predominantly in a north-south direction, define tracks by
reference to significant points formed by the intersection of whole degrees of longitude with specified parallels of latitude that are spaced at 5 degrees.
Insert DCT between successive points unless both points are defined by geographical co-ordinates or by bearing and distance.

ATS ROUTE: The code designator assigned to the route or route segment including, where appropriate, the coded designator assigned to the standard departure or arrival route (e.g. BCN1, B1, R14, UB10, KODAP2A)

SIGNIFICANT POINT: The code designator assigned to the point (e.g. LN, MAY, HADDY) or if no coded designator has been assigned one of the following ways:

Degrees only
2 figures describing latitude in degrees, followed by N (North) or S (South), followed by 3 figures describing longitude in degrees, followed by E (East) or W (West). Make up the number of figures, where necessary, by insertion of zeros (e.g. 46N078W)

Degrees and Minutes
4 figures describing latitude in degrees and tens and units of minutes followed by N (North) or S (South) followed by 5 figures describing longitude
in degrees and tens and units of minutes followed by E (East) or W (West). Make up the correct number of figures, where necessary, by insertion of zeros (e.g. 4620N07805W)

Bearing and Distance from a Navigation Aid
The identification of the navigation aid (normally a VOR) in the form of 2 or 3 characters, then the bearing from the aid in the form of 3 figures giving
degrees magnetic, then the distance from the aid in the form of 3 figures expressing nautical miles. Make up the correct number of figures, where necessary, by the insertion of zeros (e.g. a point 180o magnetic at a distance of 40 nautical miles from VOR 'DUB' should be expressed as DUB180040);

CHANGE OF SPEED OR LEVEL
The point at which a change of speed (5% TAS or 0.01 Mach or more) or a change of level is planned followed by an oblique stroke and both the cruising speed and the cruising level expressed without a space between them.

Examples:
LN/N0284A045
MAY/N0305F180
HADDY/N0420F330
4602N07805W/N0500F350
46N078W/M082F330
DUB180040/N0350M0840
 

CHANGE OF FLIGHT RULES
The point at which the change of flight rules is planned followed by a space and one of the following:
VFR if from IFR to VFR
IFR if from VFR to IFR

Examples:
LN VFR
LN/N0284A050 IFR

CRUISE CLIMB
The letter "C" followed by an oblique stroke; then the point at which cruise climb
is planned to start followed by an oblique stroke; then the speed to be maintained during cruise climb followed by the two levels defining the layer to be occupied during cruise climb or the level above which cruise climb is planned followed by the word "PLUS", without a
space between them.
Examples:
> C/48N050W/M082F290F350
C/48N050W/M082F290PLUS
C/52N050W/M220F580F620
 

ITEM 16: Destination aerodrome - Total estimated elapsed time - alternate aerodrome(s)

DESTINATION AERODROME - TOTAL ESTIMATED ELAPSED TIME

Insert the ICAO location indicator of the destination aerodrome followed by total estimated elapsed time OR if no location indicator has been assigned insert ZZZZ and specify in item 18 the name of the aerodrome preceded by DEST/

Total EET for VFR flight is total estimated time from take off until arriving over destination airport; for IFR flight is total estimated time from take off until over the designated point from which the intended Instrument Approach Procedure will be initiated.

ALTERNATE AERODROME(S)

Insert the ICAO location indicator(s) of the alternate(s) aerodrome(s) OR if no location indicator(s) has been assignd insert ZZZZ and specify in item 18 the name(s) of the alternate(s) aerodrome(s) preceded by ALTN/

 

ITEM 18: Other information

Insert 0 if no other information or any other necesary information in the preferred sequence.Standard ICAO indicators should be used:

RFP/ replacement flight plan (RFP/Q1) Qn idicates replacement sequence

EET/ Significant points or FIR boundary designators and accumulated estimated elapsed times to such points or FIR boudaries when so prescribed on basis of regional air navigation agreements or by the appropriate ATS authority

RIF/ The route details to the revised destination aerodrome followed by ICAO location indicator. Revised route is subject to reclearance in flight.

REG/ Registration markings

SEL/ SELCAL code

OPR/ Name of operator

STS/ Reason for special handling by ATS, e.g. hospital aircraft, one engine inoperative, e.g. STS/HOSP, STS/ONE ENG INOP

TYP/ Type(s) of aircraft

PER/ Aircraft performance data, if so prescribed by the appropriate ATS authority

COM/ Significant data related to communication equipment

DAT/ Significant data related to data link capability

NAV/ Significant data related to navigation equipment

DEP/ Name of the departure aerodrome

DEST/ Name of the destination aerodrome

ALTN/ Name of the alternate aerodrome(s)

RALT/ Name of en-route alternate aerodrome(s)

RMK/ Any other plain language remarks

DOF/ Date of flight if FPL is filed more than 24 hours from EOBT

ITEM 19: Supplementary inormation

ENDURANCE: Insert fuel endurance in hours and minutes

PERSONS ON BOARD: Insert total number of persons, insert TBN if the total is not known at the time of filing

EMERGENCY AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT:

R/ Radio: cross out U if UHF on 243.00 is not available, cross out V if VHF on 121.500 is not available, cross out E if ELT is not available

S/ Survival equipment: cross out all indicators if survival equipment is not is not carried.

J/ Jackets: cross out all indicators if life jackets are not carried, cross out L if life jackets re not equipped with lights, cross out F if life jackets are not equipped with fluorescein, cross out U ot V or both as in R/ to indicate radio capability of jackets.

D/ Dinghies: Cross out D and C if no dinghies are carried or insert number of dinghies. If carried insert total capacity, cross out C if are not covered, insert colour.

A/ Aircraft colour and markings: Insert colour of aircraft and significan markings

N/ Remarks: Cross out N if no remarks or indicate any other survival equipment carried and any other remarks regarding survival equipment

C/ Pilot: Insert name of PIC

     
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