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Operational flight plan

An operator must ensure that the operational flight plan used and the entries made during flight contain the following items:

1. aeroplane registration;
2. aeroplane type and variant;
3. date of flight;
4. flight identification;
5. names of flight crew members;
6. duty assignment of flight crew members;
7. place of departure;
8. time of departure (actual off-block time, take-off time);
9. place of arrival (planned and actual);
10. time of arrival (actual landing and on-block time);
11. type of operation (ETOPS, VFR, Ferry flight, etc.)
12. route and route segments with checkpoints/waypoints, distances, time and tracks;
13. planned cruising speed and flying times between check-points/waypoints. Estimated and actual times overhead;
14. safe altitudes and minimum levels;
15. planned altitudes and flight levels;
16. fuel calculations (records of in-flight fuel checks);
17. fuel on board when starting engines;
18. alternate(s) for destination and, where applicable, take-off and en-route, including information required in sub- paragraphs 12, 13, 14, and 15 above;
19. initial ATS flight plan clearance and subsequent re-clearance;
20. in-flight re-planning calculations; and
21. relevant meteorological information.

(b) Items which are readily available in other documentation or from another acceptable source or are irrelevant to the type of operation may be omitted from the operational flight plan.
(c) An operator must ensure that the operational flight plan and its use are described in the Operations Manual.
(d) An operator shall ensure that all entries on the operational flight plan are made concurrently and that they are permanent in nature.

Source: EU-OPS

See also:
FAA Flight Plan Form
ICAO Model Flight Plan Form
ATS Flight Plan
Operational flight plan

The presented material is for training purpose only!