Route and Checkpoints
(Sectional Charts using plotter)
2. Measure True Course and Distance (Sectional Charts using plotter)
3. Select an altitude. (VFR Altitude, the rule states that “each person operating an aircraft under VFR in level cruising flight more than 3,000 feet above the surface shall maintain the appropriate altitude explained below;
-There is no cruising rule below 3000 AGL
– On a magnetic course of 0 ̊through 179 ̊, any odd thousand foot MSL altitude 500 feet (such as 3,500, 5,500, or 7,500); or)
– On a magnetic course of 180 ̊ through 359 ̊, any even thousand foot MSL altitude 500 feet (such as 4,500, 6,500, or 8,500).
4. Determine winds aloft: Aviation Weather (Figure- Win/Temp Data, Aviationweather.com/Wind-Temps Map, Pick MLB (Melbourne, closeby our route and find the chart as seen Figure – ))
5. Look up True Airspeed (TAS)and Fuel Usage (Nu:12) in POH (Figure-)
6. Calculate Wind Correction Angle and Groundspeed (Nu:10) using E6B:
7. True Heading: Look up Magnetic Variation (on sectional chart),
8. Magnetic Heading: Look up Magnetic Deviation Chart (on compass card in the plane),
9. Calculate Compass Heading (CH).
10. Calculate minutes for each leg that will be flownusing E6B: DIST refers to the fact that LEG and REM are distances. LEG is the distance for that leg from KISM to LAKE (first leg- two checkpoints). REM is the total distance remaining.
11. Calculate ETE/ETA- ATE/ATA.
ETA- Estimated Time of Arrival
ETE-Estimated Time Enroute (between waypoints or departure/arrival airports)
ATE-Actual Time Enroute
ATA- Actual Time of Arrival.
Note: Add in 6 minutes to allow for getting turned on course after takeoff.
12.Calculate Fuel Usage using E6B: Total the Distance, Minutes, and Fuel: