HF 14: Flight Plan

In this piloting podcast we discuss the commercial flight plan including routes, way points, and the process the crew reviews before taking off. In addition we discuss:

  • Some old news including the commuter flight hit by the A380 and air traffic controllers falling asleep
  • The differences in flight plans between private flights and commercial flights
  • The Captain's responsibility in signing off on his flight plan
  • and more

If you're a pilot, ATC controller, ground crew or other airline employee and would like to join us on a future episode, please email us at [email protected]

Thanks for listening!

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the personal opinions of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

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RDimperio August 18, 2011 at 09:25 pm

I had a chance to listen in while doing some outdoor house painting. I'm not sure about the neighbors but I enjoyed the podcast. Don't tell me I have to wait months for the next one.

Mike August 18, 2011 at 09:26 pm

No not months, next week at the latest. I'm trying to motivate our editor, but he's kind of slack.

Gabrielle August 18, 2011 at 10:05 pm

laughs Mike, get on that already! GOSH. I like the new music, by the way..

RDimerio, thanks for listening!

John December 28, 2011 at 09:57 am

Hey All, I found your podcasts within the last week and have downloaded all. I have been playing "catch up" and just finished listening to this episode on Flight Plans. I am a dispatcher and enjoyed listening to both of your thoughts on the flight planning process and the dispatch role. I believe it is always good for the pilot and dispatch group to really have a handle on eachothers duties and responsibilities, well any group in the aviation industry really. Great podcasts, I will continue to listen!! Thanks