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Creating a Flight Plan

To begin, log in to your Flight Plan account through your web-browser. You will be required to enter your username and password. Once your credentials have been verified, Flight Plan will appear in your browser. By default, Flight Plan opens to the List screen.

Note: If invalid data is entered in any field, that field and the context message panel will turn pink and a message will be displayed in the context message panel.

To create a flight plan:

  1. Click the Add button on the List screen.

  1. Complete the mandatory and optional fields in the Add Flight dialog. The mandatory fields are:

  • ALC

  • Flight

  • Origin

  • STD

  • Dest

  • Aircraft.

After, click any checkboxes for desired groups to assign the flight to.

  1. Click the Add Flight button.

  2. Click the flight in the list (it will turn green) then click the Expand button.

  3. Click the Route dropdown list to see if there are any existing routes for the city pair entered. If a route already exists and you want to use it, skip to Step 11. If no route exists, or you want to create a route that is not listed, click Route in the navigation bar and continue to Step 9.

  4. Click the Route button to enter the Route screen. The following message is displayed: No routes currently exist.

  5. Click the New button to build a route.

  6. To build the route, refer to the Building a Route article.

  7. Select the desired route.

  8. Enter any desired Maximum Flight Level, Orbit Time and Performance profile for each leg in the corresponding windows to the right of the leg.

  1. Click the Apply button. The map will update and the route will be displayed in red. 

    • If there is more than one route in the list, you can select a different route and the map will update. It will show the second route in blue along with the applied route in red for comparison. The route that was applied remains displayed in red until you click the Apply button with a different route selected.

  1. Once you have applied the route, click the Compute button. 

    • The sys­tem will compute the route and Computing Flight Plan... is displayed in the context message panel. It may take some time for the route to compute depending on your internet connection and network speed.

  1. The system will create a flight plan and redirect you to the Reports screen. The flight plan will be displayed. 

    • The flight plan is also displayed in the Information panel for any particular flight. This option can be configured from the Settings menu.

  1. A flight package can be viewed or sent. Select the flight package contents to include then click the Preview Flight Package button. 

    • To view the entire package, use the scroll bar at the right of the screen and the page controls above the Display group. To view the package as a PDF, select the PDF button above the Display group.

  2. Send the flight package as outlined in Sending a Flight Package article.

    • Note: The flight brief has the ability to highlight keywords for the flight plan, weather, and NOTAM output with bold, italicized, and colored text. Contact Support for further information about this feature.

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