E2-C2, ADV, & IUT RIFP-04
Airways Navigation Flight Procedures
Prior to beginning any flight, you must know your fuel requirements and have
a plan of action that will enable you to make accurate and rapid decisions in
the event weather conditions change. Because flight planning is a part of
every flight, you will use the material reviewed in this lesson extensively both
during training and in the fleet.
As you know, a primary ingredient in a successful flight is thorough preflight
planning. To ensure a safe and successful flight, you must understand the
flight planning process along with the associated documents needed to
manage a cross-country flight.
Filling out a flight plan correctly serves as a checklist, ensuring that you have
a plan to follow based on aircraft performance, weather, NAVAIDs, and
applicable USN/FAA regulations.