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Flight Preparation/ Planning Dispatch Release
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PREPARATION/PLANNING What aircraft is listed on the release?
What cost index will you use for this flight?
What is cost index?
o Cost index =0 corresponds to maximum range and cost index= 999 corresponds to minimum time. Cost index is determined by the company and considers the relationship between time and fuel related cost to minimize the trip cost.
What is total trip distance?
o 232 NM
What is the average wind component for this flight?
o AVG W/C M020 (20 knot headwind)
Explain NAM 0238.
o Equivalent distance considering average wind component
What is the scheduled departure time?
What is the planned TAS?
o 411 KTS
What is the filed altitude? Is there a step climb?
o FL200, no step climb
What is enroute flight time?
O 44 MIN
What is your planned groundspeed at RBV?
o 387 KTS
What is the distance between RBV and HIKES? How long to fly this segment?
o ZD = 53 NM
o ZT = 08 MIN
What is the cumulative distance at HIKES? How long since takeoff?
O CD = 0100 NM
o CT = 00/18 (HR/MN)
What is the distance remaining at HIKES? How long until touchdown?
o DR = 0132 NM
o TR = 00/26 (HR/MN)
What is the planned fuel burn from RBV to HIKES?
o ZF 00843 LBS
What is the minimum required fuel at HIKES?
o 006521 LBS
o This is based on aircraft landing with company preferred fuel at the destination. If fuel value at waypoint is below this number shown, review reserve and/or alternate fuel.
What is planned fuel flow at HIKES?
o FF/E = 3126/HR (per engine) OR 6,252/HR (both engines)
When is an RVSM check required? Fuel Check?
o Per SOP enroute: RVSM and fuel awareness checks are required hourly.
o In addition to the hourly RVSM check, an altimeter check is required prior to entering RVSM airspace. This is accomplished at transition altitude.
BALANCE Reference the (STRUC LIMIT) weights on the release. It is the Captain's responsibility to ensure these numbers are correct. Where is this information found?
O The adjusted BOW and cabin configuration report is located on the inside cover of the maintenance can.
When do we use summer weights? Winter weights?
o Summer weights (MAY 1/OCT 31) 190LBS
o Winter weights (NOV 1/APR 30) 195LBS
o Passenger weights include an allowance for 16LBS of carry-on bags.
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