CRUISE CHECKLIST. (If you omit the After T.O. & Climb checklist,
you may omit this one & the Descent cklst.) (D/2-64)
* NOTE: For flights on a Cat 1 route, the following must be
operational: INS 1 and INS 2; AHRS; Pilot and Copilot NSP. Flights
on airways under radar control may operate with one INS inoperative
provided the attitude function of one INS, AHRS and both Nav Select Panels
are operational. (A/15)
COAST-OUT FIX (if applicable) (A/6-12)
SET UP TRANSPONDER
Cruise at LRC, .74 or .767M; not > 300 KCAS. (AMCP 11-1)
OCEANIC CHART: approaching each waypoint, recheck coordinates
for long. and next point; ten min. after passing the point - record
& plot lat/time. (A/6-12)
POSITION REPORTING: If ETA for the next position is in error by 3
min. or more, a revised est. shall be transmitted to the ATS unit
concerned ASAP. (Chap 5 of FLIP, European section)
THREE HOUR OUT CALL: Via HF, provide the destination CCC/ALCC
with: Call sign, Mission no., ETB, MX status (+ noun), VIP code.
REVIEW ASRR restrictions/operating policies; review the approach
(check the TCN!).
CHECK latest WX prior to descent & landing. (I/107) Forecast data
may be used for flights of 3 hrs. or less, but it will be confirmed prior
to landing. (D/2-67)
AWLS ENROUTE TEST (as required)
Test results will not be considered NO-GO. Limit bank angle to
10°, pitch to + 5°, pitch trim - incremental inputs and + 3°, do not
change flap setting. (D/1-138)
In UHF/VHF range: contact CCC/ALCC and provide: Call sign,
Mission No., ETB, MX status, VIP code & requirements, No. of Pax &
ACM's, hazardous cargo, additional services - buses, fuel, customs, ag.,
sig. service; VIP messages. (A/2-3)
Descent checklist (approx. 200mi. out). (T)
For descent: The pilot not flying the aircraft will set QNH. The pilot
flying the a/c, the nav, and the engineer will remain on 29.92 until
cleared below transition level and descent is started. (D/2-67)
Begin descent at approx. triple your altitude. (T)
A. AT ALL TIMES:
When vacating an assigned alt/FL for a newly assigned alt/FL.
approach has been missed.
When unable to climb/descend at least 500
When TAS varies by 5% or 10 knots from what was filed. (FLIP
"Gear Down" after extending the gear for any approach to any airport.
prior to threshold. (F/5-22)
When conducting autopilot coupled approaches,
advise ATC as soon as practical, but not later than the FAF. (I/127)
B. WHEN NOT IN RADAR CONTACT
Time & alt/FL reaching a holding fix or point to which cleared.
When leaving any assigned holding fix point.
Error of ETA exceeds 3 min.
Leaving FAF/OM inbound. (FLIP Handbook)
FLIGHT PLANNING: Enter "X" in block 10 of the flt plan whenever
entering MNPS airspace. (MNPS airspace, in general = FL 285-420; between
27N & 90N; E-W boundaries: NY & Gander Oceanic - Shanwick
& Santa Maria FIRS.) Additionally enter "W" if you are RVSM certified
(eg. SWX/C). Enter "R" for flight in European airspace (eg.
SWXR/C) For manual flight planning: East - West flights: North
of 70N, space tracks at 20° intervals; South of 70N, space tracks at
10° intervals. North - South flights: space tracks at 5°
POSITION REPORTING: If the ETA for the next position is found to
be in error by 3 min. or more, a revised est. shall be transmitted to the
ATS unit concerned ASAP. (AP 2/5-5)
NAT routings are based on your 30 West crossing time. Day tracks
(1130-1900Z) are for westerly flow, under the control of Shanwick (tracks
A - G); Night tracks (0100- 0800Z) are for easterly flow under the control
Unless otherwise instructed by ATC, the following oceanic clearance
procedures are in effect daily from 2330z to 0530z for eastbound NAT
aircraft operating above FL 280 that enter the Gander Domestic CTA between
Natash (YNA) and JAROM intersection (inclusive) and subsequently exit the
Gander Domestic CTA between CARPE and BOBTU intersections (inclusive). To
reduce VHF radio communications during those hours, control sectors will
not normally issue instructions for pilots to contact oceanic clearance
delivery. Instead, pilots shall initiate communication with oceanic
clearance delivery within 200 NM of Stephenville (48 35N 58 40W) on freq.
135.05 or Allens Island (46 50 N 55-47 W) on freq 128.45. (FCIF, AP/2
Obtain clearance from Shanwick (123.95,
HF: 2899,5616,8864,13291). Initial contact: give call sign, NAT
routing requesting, FL for the crossing, Mach no., and OCA entry point +
ETA (e.g., 8W, 10W, 15W, CRK, SNN). Call when within area (see pg. 30A)
or, if not going through this area, 40 min. prior to entry point.
NAT Common: 131.8; NAT broadcast: 133.8; monitor 121.5 (and
Category II route - any route on which the position of the aircraft
can be accurately determined by the overhead crossing of a radio aid (NDB,
VOR, TACAN) at least once each hour with positive course guidance between
such radio aids. (AMCI 11-208)
Category I route - any route that does not meet the requirements of a
Category II route, including tactical navigation and overwater
routes. (Must have INS 1 and 2, AHRS, P & CP Nav Select Panels.)
EMERGENCY DEPARTURE FROM NAT TRACKS:
Turn 90° left or right track - 30 NM from assigned route. Below FL 410 climb or descend 500
ft. At FL 410 climb 1000 ft. or descend 500 ft. Altitude
Above FL 410 climb or descend 1000 ft.
NORTH ATLANTIC MNPS AIRSPACE OPERATIONS MANUAL
Visit the North Atlantic Track Programme Co-ordination Office (NAT PCO) http://www.nat-pco.org/
FRANKFURT ARRIVAL PROCEDURES
Depart IAF at 210 + 10 knots until 12 NM track distance (not
touchdown. Then slow to 160 + 10, flaps APPROACH to the outer marker.
(FLIP/ AP2, chap 3) Check FCBs for any local restrictions (e.g., 305 AW
crews required Gear Down and Before Landing Checklist completed at or
before Outer Marker).