Flight planning is no easy task. It is not in vain that airline companies have a whole department specialise in this undertaking. It’s not at all just about drawing a line from one airport to another as there is rather a lot more to it.
In order to plan a flight, it is important to keep in mind areas over which they cannot fly, operational restrictions or meteorology, amongst many other factors.
In fact, it is of such importance that one of the subjects of the commercial pilot licence is precisely based on this.
In this post, we tell you everything behind good flight planning: how to do it and the points to keep in mind. Let’s go for it!
- How to plan a flight
- Point of Equal Time PET
- Point of Safe Return PSR
- Point of No Return
- Top of Climb in flight planning
- Top of Descent
- Green approaches, a new concept in flight planning
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