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Flight Info Group Field Descriptions

The Flight Info group on the Plan screen, together with the fields in the Flight Key group, provides you with the fields that you need to create a flight plan.


 

Two of these fields are mandatory (see table below) and must be entered before generating a flight plan. The Flight Info group is extendable to reveal additional flight information fields.



The fields in the Flight Info group are described below.

Waypoint: When selected, the informational context arrow  opens a text box displaying the message Inflight. If you select this, the flight becomes an inflight revision, and the Waypoint drop-down list is activated. The Waypoint drop-down list allows you to select a waypoint from the list, or an off route waypoint for which you have a Flight Level and Fuel On Board.

Flight Lvl: This field allows you to enter the actual flight level at the time over the inflight waypoint.

Dest (mandatory): This field allows you to enter the ICAO or IATA identifier for the destination station. The identifier can be entered either in the ICAO or IATA format, but if entered in the IATA format, it will be converted and displayed in the ICAO format. This information must be entered before generating a flight plan.

When selected, the informational context arrow  opens a text box displaying the options View weather and NOTAMs and View airport information. Selecting View weather and NOTAMs causes the Information panel to display the Weather and NOTAM Query and you are prompted to enter a station in the Information Panel. Selecting View airport information causes the Information panel to display airport information.

If a destination was entered before the informational context arrow was selected, the Information panel displays the Weather and NOTAM Query for the destination station.

Aircraft (mandatory): This drop-down list allows you to enter the aircraft fleet identification number (FIN) assigned to the flight. This information must be entered before generating a flight plan.

Select the green arrow beside the field to enter an item10a and an item10b value. A warning message is returned on compute if you use an invalid value.

ETD: This field contains the estimated time of departure for the flight in UTC time. The ETD will be displayed in a DDHHMM format. This field populates automatically with the STD, but can be adjusted manually.

STA / ETA: This field allows the user to enter the scheduled time of arrival for the flight in UTC time.

To automatically calculate this value, leave the field blank and tab out of the field by pressing the Tab key. This field can then be adjusted manually.

The STA/ETA will be displayed in a DDHHMM format.

The ETA value cannot be edited and updates automatically upon computation of the flight.

ATC ALC: This field allows you to specify the ALC that will be used in ATC messages. By default the flight ALC is displayed, but can be changed up to 6 characters.

Trip Number: This field allows to you add a trip number to the flight, if used. This is used primarily to cross reference a flight to another system.

Domestic: This checkbox allows you to override a flight as domestic or international. If the origin and destination countries are the same as the airline country code (in the Airline Code FOMS database), then the flight defaults to domestic.  If the flight’s origin and destination countries are not the same, the flight defaults to international. Flights between Hawaii or Alaska to the continental US are considered international.

Sched: This drop-down list lets you designate the flight as scheduled, non-scheduled, general aviation, military, training or other.

Flight Rules: If you want to use Item 8 flight rules codes to generate ATS Flight Plans, select the rules here. Options are:

IFR (I)

VFR (V)

IFR-to-VFR (Y)

VFR-to-IFR (Z)

First Rules Chg: If using Flight Rule Y or Z, select a waypoint in the route where the flight rules change.

Second Rules Chg: (Optional) If using Flight Rule Y or Z, select a second waypoint in the route where the flight rules change.

ATC Itinerary: If the check box is left unchecked the Send to ATC box on the Reports screen is active. If the check box is checked the Send to ATC box on the Reports screen is greyed out and a message can not be sent to ATC.

ATC Flight: This field allows you to specify the flight number that will be used in ATC messages. Any value entered in this field overrides the flight number padding specified in Airline Code Parameters.

Cust Id: This field allows you to specify station addresses based on customer ID provided there is a match in the Station Address fields. See Station Addresses for more information.

File By: This drop-down list allows you to file a flight plan by Flight, Registration or Fin.

Hist winds: The Historical Winds drop-down list allows you to select a month, season, year, or quartile to represent typical historical winds for your test flight. When Historical winds are used, the Wind component and ISA deviation fields are disabled. This field is only available if the flight is a test flight. In addition, you are able to select the year range for the winds (current options are 3, 5, 10, 20, or 30 years) and define a percentile (1-99%).

Default Hazard Source This drop-down list allows you to select from any of NONE, TEL, or DTN. Note the Hazard source can be made independent of wind data.

Comp: This field allows you to enter a wind value, expressed in knots as a headwind or tailwind. The valid range is between -200 knots  (headwind) and 200 knots (tailwind).

When the Wind component field is used, the Historical winds field is disabled. This field is only available if the flight is a test flight.

ISA deviation: This field allows you to enter an average value for the International Standard Atmosphere deviation. The valid range is between -30°C and 30°C. When the ISA deviation field is used, the Historical winds field is disabled. This field is only available if the flight is a test flight.

Driftdown Meth: This drop-down list allows you to select the method of driftdown on a per-compute basis: payload reduction, escape routes, auto and disable driftdown.

Driftdown Eng: This drop-down list allows you to select the engine scenario for driftdown on a per-compute basis: all engines, one engine out, and half engines.

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