T-45A UJPT & E2-C2 INav-10
Flight Planning (En Route)
Complete Section I
The item numbers that follow come from DOD FLIP General Planning (GP), chapter 4 and are used here
to help you relate to that document.
ITEM 1 - Enter the DATE of the flight based on local time.
ITEM 2 - Enter the AIRCRAFT CALL SIGN, which is limited to 7 characters. The Navy/Marine Corps Fleet
and Training Command may use an aircraft call sign (radio call) consisting of service code (VV for Navy,
VM for Marine Corps), plus assigned letter(s)/digits painted on the aircrafts tail plus a side number of not
less than two, but no more than three, digits that is painted on the nose of the aircraft.
EXAMPLE (Training command): Since the TW2 tail marking is B and if the aircraft side number on the
nose is 246, then the call sign would be written VVB246 and is spoken Navy Bravo two four six.
EXAMPLE (Fleet Squadron): If an F-14 squadrons tail marking is AC and the side number on the nose
is 104, the call sign would be written VVAC104 and spoken Navy Alpha Charlie one zero four. The A
on the tail and in the call sign identifies an Atlantic Fleet air wing, whereas an N would indicate a Pacific
Fleet air wing. Each air wing in each fleet has a different second letter. The C in AC might be assigned
Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3). All squadrons in the same air wing will display the same tail markings,
i.e., AC on CVW-3 F-18s, S-3s, E2s and helos.
One of the following suffixes will be
added to aircraft designation to denote
Transponder W/No Mode C
Transponder W/Mode C
Figure 2: TD CODE TABLE (ASSUMES ALL AIRCRAFT VOR EQUIPPED)
ITEM 3 - Enter the AIRCRAFT DESG AND TD CODE in two parts. First, enter T45 for the aircraft
military designation and a slash (/). Second, enter the T-45's TD code A for mode C and TACAN. The
TD code denotes the transponder and navigation aid capability of your aircraft and is provided in DOD
FLIP General Planning (GP), Chapter 4. (See Figure 2.)
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Figure 3: DD-175 SECTION I