Once a flight plan has been generated, the user is normally automatically redirected to this page. The Dispatch Output page helps users get the most out of their flight plans by providing various links to flight planning resources and printing formats. This page always contains the last briefing generated by a user; even if they were to leave and come back weeks later, this page would still contain data for their most recent flight plan.
provides a quick overview of the generated flight plan. Most of the fields have already been covered in the Dispatch Options
section, however there are some new fields as well:
|Air Time||The estimated flight time from takeoff to touchdown, as calculated by the IDS.|
|Block Fuel||The required fuel to be loaded prior to pushback. This is either in LBS or KGS, depending on which units were selected.|
|Routing||This is the actual route used while generating the flight plan. Note that this route may differ from the one specified in the Dispatch Options page if certain waypoints or airways were found to be invalid.|
|DX Remarks||This section includes the dispatcher's notes, and may include any error messages or planning considerations encountered during the generation process.|
Tools and Links
lists the available download formats and tools for use with this flight plan:
|Print/View PDF||Launches a new window containing a PDF copy of this OFP, useful if you want to print the OFP or save a copy to your computer.|
|VATSIM Prefile||Launches a new window containing a prefilled VATSIM flight plan, useful for users wishing to fly their flight on the VATSIM network.|
|Download FMS||Downloads the specified flight plan file, to be loaded into the desired add-on when preparing your flight.|
Actual Fuel On Board.
Actual Time Over.
Fuel to be loaded prior to pushback.
Estimated flight time from gate to gate.
Planned Enroute Fuel Burn.
Contingency Fuel. This is extra fuel to account for unforseen circumstances.
Estimated Departure Time.
Estimated Enroute Time.
Estimated Fuel On Board.
Entry Point. With regards to ETOPS, the ENTRY point is the point where the aircraft is no longer within 60 minutes of a suitable airport and therefore enters the ETOPS regime.
Estimated Fuel on Arrival.
Estimated Time Over.
Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards.
Equal Time Point. With regards to ETOPS, an ETP is the point which is at an equal flying time from 2 ETOPS alternates.
Exit Point. With regards to ETOPS, the EXIT point is the point where the aircraft exits the ETOPS regime.
Estimated Zero Fuel Weight.
Aircraft Fuel Factor.
Aircraft Fin Number.
Great Circle Distance.
Great Circle Distance.
Gross Takeoff Weight.
Ice Factor. With regards to ETOPS, this factor is applied in the event of ice accumulation while proceeding to an ETOPS alternate.
Initial Magnetic Track.
Initial True Track.
Mean Aerodynamic Chord.
Minimum Brake Release Fuel.
A list of unserviceable equipment on the aircraft.
Minimum Fuel On Board.
Minimum Diversion Fuel.
Minimum Off Route Altitude.
Planned TAS (456kts) and FL (37000ft) in cruise.
Outside Air Temperature.
Operating Empty Weight.
Planned Fuel On Board.
Flight Plan Version Number.
Aircraft SELCAL Code.
Shear. Higher values of this number indicate an increased risk of Clear Air Turbulence.
Shear and Outside Temperature.
Takeoff Alternate. Required if the departure weather is below minimums.
Temperature Deviation from ISA.
Top of Climb.
Top of Descent.
Upper Air Data.
Uplifted Fuel. The amount of fuel (in Liters or Gallons) transfered from the Fuel Truck to the Aircraft.
Coordinated Universal Time.
Minimum Weather Required.
Zero Fuel Weight.