Answer to Last Week’s (Sept. 14) AVsavvy Question

> | September 21, 2012 | 1 Comment
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In last Friday’s AVsavvy question, we showed you a flight schedule and some airport information and asked you to find the error.

IMPORTANT: If you haven’t yet participated, YOU CAN STILL TURN BACK NOW AND TEST YOUR SKILLS.

Below is the answer and explanation. Thank you to everyone who participated. We are happy to report a majority of you got it right. J

Answer 1. There are no errors on this flight plan.
Incorrect. The aircraft doesn’t have the X equipment needed to operate in the tracks in the Atlantic.

Answer 2. This is a private non-revenue flight and should be filed as “IN”.
Incorrect. As the flight is private non-revenue it should be filed as “IG”.

Answer 3. Can’t operate in the Atlantic, as its missing the necessary equipment code.
Correct. The aircraft doesn’t have the X equipment code (MNPS) which is required to operate in the tracks in the Atlantic.

CODED ICAO FLIGHT PLAN
(FPL-NXXXX-IG
-B763/H-SWHIGRJYPZ/S
-KJFK0230
-N0481F350 MERIT3 PUT DCT EBONY/N0475F370 N135B REDBY DCT
CARPE/M082F370 DCT 54N050W 53N040W 53N030W 53N020W DCT
MALOT/N0481F370 DCT GISTI DCT LIFFY UL975 WAL LOREL4F
-EGSS0626 EGGW
-EET/CZQM0053 CZUL0126 CZQX0203 EGGX0402 EISN0506 EGTT0544
REDBY0208 CARPE0220 54N050W0239 53N040W0321 53N030W0402
53N020W0445 MALOT0506
REG/NXXXX SEL/DQHG DOF/120827 DAT/VHS OPR/XXX CORP
RMK/AGCS EQUIPPED ASLEGSSAUVA010100 NAV/RNVD1E2A1 RNAV5
E/0822 P/22 D/4 180 YELLOW A/WHITE BLUE SILVER C/NUMBER)
KZNYZQZX CZQMZQZX CZULZQZX CZQXZQZX EUCHZMFP EUCBZMFP

Answer 4. Can’t operate into EGSS the aircraft isn’t AGCS equipped.
Incorrect. The aircraft is AGCS equipped.

Answer 5. Aircraft can’t operate as there is no life raft onboard.
Incorrect. The aircraft does have 4 of them onboard the aircraft.

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