FUEL PLANNING - Fuel charts, forms,
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NOTAMs Online (Check KGPS
for GPS satellite status)
Sample DD Forms 1801
/ 175 (Acrobat)
Blank DD Forms 1801 / 175
- European Air Traffic Control
Suggestions, reminders, etc., for an Aircraft Commander
to consider during a normal line mission:
I. PRIOR TO THE BRIEFING
1. Check your H-file/mail box
3. Review the mission itinerary - changes, extra
4. Check Flt orders any changes? NCOIC?
5. Note: Basic crew duty day is 16/12 hrs; aug.-24/16 hrs
6. Just prior to the briefing, call for a crew
1. Give a briefing IAW the checklist handout.
III. AFTER THE BRIEFING, go to the aircraft to
drop off bags & check on the (actual) aircraft maintenance
status and fuel.
If weapons are to be picked up: Leave extra engineers.
and loads at the a/c and go to base ops to drop off the pilots. Aircrew
members to be armed - go to armory, get weapons, return to
IV. BASE OPS
Have copilot check out nav kits, secrets, L-Band Satcom, GPS, NOTAMs Online
(Check KGPS for GPS satellite status).
Check in with Command Post for changes/problems.
Call ATOC for op. wt, cargo wt (any hazardous?), pax info.
For fuel planning & flt. planning.
Check WX for an overall picture of departure base, destination,
and alternates (if required) prior to flight planning. Plan all
missions to avoid areas of forecast or known severe WX including icing
or severe turbulence. (A/6-7) In other than DD Form 175, enter "WX
briefed by (source) at (time). McGuire
current & forecast weather. Blank -1
WX form. FAA WX and NOTAMS call 1 800 WXBRIEF.
FUEL PLAN - relay firm fuel to
Fill out Flight Plan, Sample DD Forms 1801
/ 175 (Acrobat)
Blank DD Form 1801 / 175
Oceanic plotting chart - North
/ South North Atlantic