5.09 Auto or Computer Flight Planning

Air operators using computer flight Planning system should outline the process used by the dispatcher in obtaining a flight plan and acceptance by the pilot in command. Items for consideration are:

  • how the flight plan is authorized (example formal signature or electronic signature)
  • revision of flight plans
  • how NOTAM information is displayed on flight plan
  • how weather information is displayed
  • runway restriction information
  • upper air data being used for calculations of fuel

A short explanation of all items on a computerized flight should be available to both dispatchers and pilots.

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