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1

What 6 items are required to be on a dispatch release?

1. Aircraft identification Number (N103SY)
2. Trip number (SKW5432)
3. Airports: Departure, intermediate stops, Destination, and alternates
4. IFR/VFR
5. Minimum Fuel supply
6. Weather: reports / forecasts for ALL airports indicated

2

ICAO Filed Flight Plan:
FPL-SKW6411-IS

What does the I.S. mean?

I: IFR
S: Schedule Air service

3

ICAO Filed Flight Plan:
E170 / M -SDE1E3GJ1LRWZ / S

What does it mean?

- Equipment Type: E170
- Wake Turbulence: M - medium
- Equipment Codes - current operable equipment on this flight pertaining to this aircraft

4

ICAO Filed Flight Plan:
CYOW1055

What does it mean?

- Departure Airport: CYOW
- Planned Departure Time: 1055z

5

How long is a release good for or what is the P time?

- 2 hrs: A new or amended release is required if the aircraft has NOT pushed back from the gate after 2hr delay from Planned departure time

6

ICAO Filed Flight Plan:
N0440F360 DCT YOW Q824 FNT WYNDE6

What does it mean?

- Trues airspeed in knots: 440
- Filed altitude: FL360
- Filed route: "DCT" = direct between points

7

ICAO Filed Flight Plan:
KORD0140

What does it mean?

- Destination airport: KORD
- Time enroute: 0140 = 1hr 40min

8

ICAO Filed Flight Plan:
-PBN / D2 NAV / RNVD1E2A1 REG /N103SY

What does it mean?

- Performance Based Navigation: PBN
- with GPS: D2
- RNAV Capabilities Section:
- Type 1 RNAV SID capable (D1)
- Type 2 Enroute capable (Q-routes RNAV fixes) (E2)
- Type 1 STAR capable (A1)
- AC Registration #: REG/N103SY

9

ICAO Filed Flight Plan:
EET / CZYZ0007 KZOB0052)

What does it mean?

- Estimated Entry Time: Bc this is an international flight, the flight plan includes the minutes after departure that the flight will cross the Flight Information Region Boundary (This flight will enter CZYZ airspace 7 minutes after departure and KZOB airspace 52 min after departure)

10

What is Release Fuel?

-MINTO + TAXI OUT + Contingency Fuel

11

What is MINTO?

Minimum Fuel that MUST be onboard at start of the Takeoff roll.
= Enroute burn + Most distant Alt. + Holding + Reserve

12

How is reserve, hold/CONTIN, and gate fuel calculated?

- Reserve: 45 min at TOD cruise power fuel flow
- Hold/CONTIN: Planned landing weight at 10,000ft
- Gate: = Landing fuel - Taxi-in (round tripping fuel?)

13

Where Must our WX reports be obtained from:

1. NWS: National WX service

2. WSI: WX service International
- a WSI TAF may be used even though a NWS TAF may have a more recent issue time

3. FAA Flight Service: directly

14

When will the release list a TO ALT? How will that airport be determined?

- When the WX at the airport of Take-off are below the landing minimums for that airport shown in the Ops Specs.

- 2 eng: 1hr from departure, normal cruise, still air, SE

15

When will a release list a Destination ALT?

1,2,3 rule

-1 hr before/after estimated time of arrival:
-2000' ceiling
-3sm visibility

16

When is a 2nd Alternate Required?

- when WX conditions forecasted for destination and 1st Alternate are MARGINAL
- Departing Exemp3585

17

What is MARGINAL WX?

WX conditions at Destination and 1st Alternate are:
- AT or Forecasted to be AT (Estimated time of arrival):
1. equal to the LOWEST authorized minima

and: (Exempt.3585)
WX conditions at Destination and 1st Alternate forecasted:
- CONDITONAL language: (TEMP / PROB) indicating below authorized minimums AT ETA

18

What is Exemption 3585? Who can use it?

1. Destination:
- CONDITIONAL (TEMP/PROB) language:
- Forecasted VISIBILITY will NOT be:

19

What if some WX information is missing?

Flight may depart missing:

1. IFR:
- Sky condition: unless required by SID/DP or Instrument Approach

2. VFR / Visual Approach:
- Sky condition: Must comply with Op Specs C077 Terminal VFR, Limitations: within 35nm, clear of clouds

20

What WX may we NOT depart without?

1. Wind
2. Visibility
3. Temperature
4. Altimeter (local unless published alternate)

21

Referencing FAR 121.191 pertaining to Driftdown what are the different Methods and requirements?

Method 1:
- MAX Takeoff Weight ensures:
1. continue SE anywhere from V1 to DESTINATION:
2. performance: clear ALL obstacles along route by 5sm / 1000'
3. 6000' critical areas, 6500' destination airport

Method 2:
- MAX Takeoff Weight ensures:
1. divert SE from normal cruise altitude to at least 1 suitable ALTERNATE: (within 130nm)
2. performance: clear ALL obstacles by 5sm / 2000' abeam alternate airport, straight line distance or listed segment on release, from flight planned route.
3. 7000' critical areas, 6500' destination airport

22

After entering ZERO Fuel weight: What considerations must we consider when reviewing the Takeoff DATA against the Release?

We MUST contact dispatch when:

1. Distance: exceeds 100nm planned route

2. Planned Flight Level: if ATC assigned differs by 4000'

3. Fuel Burn: less than minimum to complete leg (taxi out, MINTO, alternates)

4. ETA: flight time exceeds 15min planned

23

What does the MLW indicate on the release?

Max wind level: height of the Tropopause, above which, performance may decrease

24

What doe the WC S indicate on the release?

Wind component (WC): headwind/tailwind
Wind Shear values (S): 1-7

25

How is Reserve Fuel calculated?

Reserve = .75 x Fuel flow at TOD

26

What is the maximum deviation in Planned (OAT) and (PNH) for Take-off data to be valid?

actual OAT:
- must not drop more than 10º

actual PNH:
- may exceed planned
- may not drop more than .10"

27

What consideration should be made regarding Take-off weight?

- Final MaxTakeOffWeight can NEVER exceed MaxFlightPlannedTakeoffWeight

- must not exceed limitation: 85,517

28

When do we need a new release?

1. Discretion: PIC or Dispatcher
2. Change of Aircraft
3. Delay of more than 2hrs: needed prior to departure
4. Change in the release: MEL's, WX
5. Return to Field
6. Unscheduled landing

29

Can we Amend a Release?

Yes,

Requirements:
- Amendments made by PIC:
- strike through old info and writing change next to old info:
1. Amendment #
2. Time Stamp
3. Dispatcher initials

Dispatcher amends their copy by:
- typing new/additional changes in Remarks on release
- when able a new copy sent or transmitted through ACARS

30

Can you depart without completing a manifest? How do we complete the manifest?

No,

- Either manual or ACARS MUST be completed prior to departure

- Either signing manually or ACARS loading indicates point-of-dispatch and agreement with a valid dispatch release

31

How long are we required to retain the release?

PIC must carry the dispatch release to the destination

32

Who is responsible for the release?

Dispatcher and PIC are jointly responsible for preflight planning, delay and dispatch

33

Can you as the PIC delay a flight?

- A PIC may delay a flight if conditions are deemed unsafe for starting and continuing a flight

- In the event of a delay for any reason (including maintenance) the PIC MUST CONTACT the listed Dispatcher