Operational Navigation Flight Training Instruction
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
Climb to conserve fuel and increase visibility, and 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 accu
rate navigation. Check the standby compass.
Proceed to the destination airport and set up for an emergency approach (straight, down wind
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