INSTRUMENTS FLIGHT PLANNING
On an ordinary IFR Flight Plan, with the exception of the previously explained "REQUEST
RADAR DEPARTURE," the REMARKS section also includes clarification of your intentions,
serving requirements, etc. as pertaining to your flight. The RANK/HONOR block permits you to
alert your destination aerodrome that a VIP is aboard. Through the use of codes, you can relay
information to the aerodrome officials regarding that person and his/her wishes upon arrival.
The use of these blocks is covered in FLIP General Planning, Chapter 4.
Fuel On Board
The entry varies from aircraft to aircraft and depends on the aircraft mission profile.
A T-34C/T-6A with a full load can last 3+00 hours unless on a low level flight. A T-1 can last
4+10 for INAV and 3+30 for VNAV.
Figure 2-18 Fuel on BD
Enter the three-letter identifier for your alternate airfield.
ETE to Alternate
Enter time required to fly from original destination to alternate at last cruising altitude. For this
example, we calculated 22 minutes, therefore enter 0+22.
A preflight reminder to check NOTAMS and note weather with DD 175-1 briefing number.
Weight and Balance
Enter ON FILE.
Aircraft Serial Number/Unit/Home Station
Aircraft serial number refers to the BUNO found on every USN/USMC aircraft. It is a six-digit
number and is obtained from the Duty Officer or Maintenance Control. If the BUNO is not
known when filing the flight plan, enter ON FILE.
DD 175 FLIGHT PLAN 2-11