You may be faced with an unplanned, low-fuel divert. This is an emergency situation and requires
quick and well-advised actions on your part. Bingo information should be calculated for each of the
route checkpoints to include: fuel, magnetic course and distance and recorded on the jet log for later
transfer to the charts.
Climb to conserve fuel and increase visibility. Know the optimum altitudes for various fuel
states and distances (refer to the NATOPS Pocket Checklist). Do not go above an overcast if
that may lead to disorientation on top or delays at the destination. If fuel is low enough that you
must climb above an overcast, do so; that is better than running out of fuel.
Proceed at maximum range airspeed on the BINGO profile, squawk emergency.
Use all available navigation aids, IFF, radio communications facilities, radar, etc., to verify
accurate navigation. Check the standby compass.
Proceed to the destination airport and set up for an emergency approach (straight, downwind
Make a maximum range idle descent in accordance with the BINGO chart.
This is a standard bingo profile, just like the ones you plan from points along the route. The
difference is that you have to plan it as you fly. You have to be right on with your navigation;
you do not have fuel to waste.