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Obtain Initial Weather Briefing
Next, obtain an initial weather briefing to include takeoff, enroute, and destination weather. From this
information you can determine the route that offers acceptable weather, the altitude/flight level of the most
favorable winds, the need for an alternate, and the expected active runway.
You should also record the forecast surface winds for your destination and possible alternates and the
required data for computing takeoff performance. The takeoff performance data include departure base
pressure altitude, winds, and temperature. Request OPARS flight data.
Consult Required FLIP Publications and NOTAMs
Consult Special Notices in the FLIP Flight Information Handbook, FLIP General Planning (GP), FLIP IFR
Enroute Supplement, FLIP Area Planning AP/1, and the teletype NOTAM display board for information
pertinent to your departure, route, destination, and possible alternates. NOTAMs may also be available
through the internet, intranet at Kingsville, or the flight service station.
From this information, select a suitable alternate and familiarize yourself with the terminal approach charts
for both your destination and alternate.
Review standard instrument departure procedures if a SID is available for your departure.
PREPARING THE SINGLE-ENGINE JET FLIGHT LOG 2.1.8
Prior to all IFR flights, you should have in your possession these three completed documents:
Single-Engine Jet Flight Log
Military Flight Plan (DD Form 175)
Flight Weather Briefing (DD Form 175-1)
Remember that developing a preflight plan of action includes selecting a destination, determining a
suitable alternate and making certain that you have enough fuel to execute your plan safely according to
OPNAVINST 3710.7. You will conclude your preflight planning in the written form of a single-engine jet
flight log and a military flight plan (DD Form 175).
The Single-Engine Jet Flight Log represents your written plan of action, and you will use it throughout your
flight to monitor your progress. The log is also an invaluable tool in helping you make rapid decisions
should you experience excessive fuel consumption, changes in weather conditions, or any emergency.
Keep in mind that there is no one correct method of completing a flight log, which simply is a tool for
organizing all the information you will need in order to complete your planned flight in a safe and efficient
Refer to Figure 4 for a sample single-engine jet flight log that is a two-sided card. You will be examining
this log in future sections of this workbook.
For demonstration purposes, a flight from NAS Kingsville to Dyess AFB with an alternate of NAS Fort
Worth (NFW) has been used. The flight plan will be: NAS Kingsville, Texas (NQI) to Dyess AFB (DYS)
via HOBOZ1 departure, J65 to ABILENE, then direct to HOGES for the HI-ILS RWY 16 approach. Flight
Level will be FL350. Flight Level winds will be 230 degrees (true) at 40 knots, Initial Approach Fix winds
will be 270 degrees (true) at 30 knots.
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