FLIGHT PLANNING RULES (FLIGHT LOG)
This chapter introduces the student to the process and rules to be used while filling out
the "Single-Engine Jet Flight Log," commonly referred to as a jet log or flight log. The
process will be demonstrated in the classroom while working the "Lecture Problem."
Step 1: READ ALL THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THE FLIGHT PLANNING
Step 2: EXAMINE DEPARTURE WEATHER AND DETERMINE IF TAKEOFF
MINIMUMS ARE MET (OPNAV 3710.7 paragraph 18.104.22.168) BY:
Selecting the lowest published minimums for an approach you can shoot, and;
Comparing with the following:
Standard Instrument Rated Pilot
Precision - 200-½ but not less than published mins.
Nonprecision - 300-1 but not less than published mins.
While looking up these minimums, copy the appropriate frequencies into the top line
of your flight log.
Step 3: EXAMINE DESTINATION WEATHER AND DETERMINE IF AN ALTERNATE
AIRFIELD IS REQUIRED (OPNAV 3710.7, Figure 4-1). Additionally, read any special
instructions that may be contained in the DOD FLIP.
While looking up these minimums, copy appropriate frequencies onto your Flight
Step 4: SELECT AN ALTERNATE (IF REQUIRED) USING THE FOLLOWING
Approach Plate Remarks (i.e., symbol
FLIGHT PLANNING RULES 6-1