INSTRUMENT FLIGHT RULES WORKBOOK
207. GENERAL PLANNING (GP)
The ability to quickly locate the correct publications, chapter, and section to answer
aeronautical/IFR-related questions is the emphasis of this section. The body of information in
the DOD FLIP Program is too large for memorization. The student aviator must be selective in
studying, and familiar enough with all the publications to find answers to Instrument Flight
This homework is designed to "walk you through" the General Planning and Area Planning
publications. The following questions are designed to familiarize you with the general format of
the publications and to show you where information critical to IFR flight planning can be found.
The questions are listed in the order of the information found in the publications.
Chapter One contains an index for _______________.
2. Information on IFR CLEARANCES can be found in _______________, Chapter
Information regarding TWO-WAY RADIO FAILURE is located in the_______________.
Chapter Two provides an _______________.
An understanding of the terminology used in instrument aviation is critical to learning the flight
planning process. Although we are not requiring you to write out information about these terms,
it is imperative that you take the time to read over the following terms. Your goal is not to
memorize them; rather, it is to be familiar with the terms and to know where to go to find out
AIRCRAFT APPROACH CATEGORY
AIR DEFENSE IDENTIFICATION ZONE/ADIZ
AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION MANUAL/AIM
AIRMET/WA/AIRMAN'S METEOROLOGICAL INFORMATION
AIRPORT ADVISORY AREA
AIRPORT ADVISORY SERVICE/AAS
AIRPORT ELEVATION/FIELD ELEVATION
AIRPORT SURVEILLANCE RADAR/ASR
AIRPORT TRAFFIC CONTROL SERVICE
AIR ROUTE TRAFFIC CONTROL CENTER/ARTCC
AIR TRAFFIC CLEARANCE/ATC CLEARANCE
APPROACH CONTROL SERVICE
IFR SUPPLEMENT, FLIGHT INFORMATION HANDBOOK, ENROUTE LOW
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