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Review of FLIP and Publications
FLIP Planning is, by design, a publication medium for aeronautical information which has been
operationally identified as not normally required for in-flight reference. As backup documents for enroute
and terminal operations, they contain a wide range of data with which you should be familiar. FLIP
planning is used in flight planning areas for preparation of flights.
The scope of the planning documents is worldwide; however, not all sections are required for operations in
any one theater. The planning publications for use in the United States are divided into four sections:
1. General Planning (GP)
2. Area Planning, North and South America (AP/1)
3. Area Planning, North and South America, Special Use Airspace (AP/1A)
4. Area Planning, North and South America, Military Training Routes (AP/1B)
NOTE: The appropriate FLIP Area Planning package for operations in other parts of the world can
be determined from the reference map located on the back cover of each planning document.
NOTE: Changes within regularly scheduled issues of the planning publications are indicated by a
vertical line in the left-hand column of the line/paragraph/section that has changed from the
previous issue. Upon receipt of a new issue of a planning publication, these changes should be
checked for new/changed information.
General Planning (GP)
General Planning (GP), Area Planning North and South America (AP/1), and FLIP (Enroute) Flight
Information Handbook (FIH) form the rules and procedures for military pilots. Together, they are the
equivalent of, and share much of the information from, the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) used by
civil pilots. The GP section contains pertinent planning data and procedural information in support of its
companion enroute and terminal publications. Every effort is made to confine the content to those items of
concern during the preflight planning phase, reducing the need for in-flight reference. You should take a
copy of the GP section and follow through it while reading this section so as to be familiar with its contents.
Special Notices/FLIP Changes
Special Notices are located on the inside front cover as a convenient reference. Any significant changes to
the DOD FLIP program will be amplified in this section.
Table Of Contents
The General Planning section is divided into chapters, with pages and major paragraphs numbered
accordingly to provide easy reference.