T-45A UJPT, E2-C2 INav-09
Flight Planning (Departure)
Complete ROUTE TO Block
Begin by entering your intended jet route identifiers (e.g., J22) or the symbol/abbreviation indicating a
direct flight. You can find this information on your FLIP Enroute High Altitude Chart. The first one or two
blocks may be part of the SID.
Be sure to include each point along the intended route. Finish the block by entering the 3-letter VORTAC
identifier or the full name--for example, CRP for the Corpus Christi VORTAC. If you use an identifier on
your log, be sure that you are thoroughly familiar with the full name of the fix.
Remember to note your level off point as a fix because your ground speed/fuel flow will change for the
cruise portion of your flight.
Figure 9 is an example of a filled in ROUTE-TO block.
Complete IDENT/CHAN Block
Use the identification/channel block to enter the TACAN/VOR 3-letter identifier and channel/frequency for
the NAVAID located at the fix. If a NAVAID is not located at the fix, insert the information for the facility
being used for navigation at that fix. For example, an intersection may be determined by a radial and DME
from a distant VORTAC facility. The information for completing this block is located on the FLIP Enroute
High Altitude Chart.
Figure 10 shows you an example of a completed IDENT/CHAN block.
Complete CUS Block
In the course block, enter either the magnetic course to the fix as obtained from the SID or the course
information depicted along the jet routes on the FLIP Enroute Chart or on approach procedure charts.
Enter the magnetic course to the first fix for a SID.
Pilots differ in how they complete this block. You may wish to split the box with a horizontal line and use
the outbound magnetic course from one fix and the inbound magnetic course to the next fix, or you may
wish to use the inbound and outbound magnetic courses of a fix. For preflight planning purposes, if the
heading varies from outbound to inbound heading (due to the magnetic variation and/or misalignment of
the radials) of 5 degrees or less, the heading can be averaged for the wind calculations. Over 5 degrees,
consideration of logging two legs split at the change-over-point (COP) should be used.
Use the method that suits you best, since you are the one who must decide by referencing your jet log
when to change TACAN channels and what to set in your course selector.
Figure 11 illustrates a completed course block.
Complete DIST Block
Use this block to enter the number of miles to a fix. You may obtain this information from the FLIP
Enroute High Altitude Chart or by measuring between points and using the miles scale at the bottom of the
chart. Two other sources of distance information are SIDs and approach procedure charts.
Figure 12 shows a completed distance block.