Flight plan equipment methodology[PDF]

Principle

The Pilot shall take into account his aircraft category and his carried equipment when inserting equipment in the flight plan. The simplest way to determine aircraft equipment is simply to recognize and list them by looking at the cockpit.

For every flight on IVAO, you should consider that when using IVAO pilot interface, as a pilot, you will carry every time the IVAO pilot interface equipment listed below:

For normal equipment:

  • V : VHF Radio equipment
  • Y : 8.33kHz radio compatibility

For transponder equipment:

  • S : Mode S transponder
Warning: Do not forget: Standard (S) equipment groups following equipment: VOR(O) + ILS(L) + VHF(V). Therefore, S shall replace LOV and cannot be used in combination with any equipment of this group.


Difficulties

Some difficulties can occur:
  • Transponder type cannot be determined visually unless you can identify a specific model of transponder or typical aircraft transponder type to record.
  • Sensor types of the flight management computer (FMC), GNSS system or inertial systems in order to decide the PBN remark content.
  • Presence or not of specific satellite equipment (J4 to J7, M1 to M3).


Important notice (for normal flights and examination flights):

In real flight, CPDLC, ACARS, and ADS-B equipment today is not mounted inside general aviation aircraft. Using IVAO pilot interface, you will carry some advanced equipment (E2, J1). We let the pilot have the responsibility to:

  • insert those as his aircraft carries this equipment for any IVAO flights.
  • not insert those as this equipment will never be found inside real life cockpits.
For examination flights, you should motivate your choice to your examiner by selecting one of the two options.



Piper J-3 Cub

This version of the Piper J-3 Cub is equipped with no navigational and no communication equipment.

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Flight plan equipment list is letter N. No transponder letter is N. The equipment to be inserted into flight plan item 10 is: N/N

Flight plan for List of equipment to declare Transponder to declare
Real flight N /N
IVAO flight using IVAO pilot interface VY /S


Cessna 172

We will list the equipment of a Cessna 172.

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Flight plan equipment list is letter F (ADF), G (GNSS), L (ILS), O(VOR), R(PBN), V(VHF), /C (Mode C transponder).

The equipment to be inserted into flight plan item 10 is SFGR/C.

Remember not to insert O, L & V with the use of letter S.
Flight plan for List of equipment to declare Transponder to declare
Real flight SFGR /C
IVAO flight using IVAO pilot interface SFGRY /S
IVAO flight using IVAO pilot interface with no use of PBN SFGY /S
This aircraft is not equipped with a DME receiver. PBN/B2 text shall be inserted in the remarks for the use of letter R and the GPS equipment.


Maule Orion

We will list the equipment of a Maule Orion.

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Flight plan equipment list is letter D (DME), L (ILS), O(VOR), V(VHF), /C (Mode C transponder).

The equipment to be inserted into flight plan item 10 is: SD/C.
Flight plan for List of equipment to declare Transponder to declare
Real flight SD /C
IVAO flight using IVAO pilot interface SDY /S
This aircraft has neither GNSS receiver (GPS), nor NDB receiver (ADF). Remember not to insert O, L & V with the use of letter S.


Cap 10B

A Cap 10B is an aircraft dedicated for aerobatics and contains very little equipment.

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Flight plan equipment list is letter L (ILS), O(VOR), V(VHF), /C (Mode C transponder). The equipment to be inserted into flight plan item 10 is: S/C.

Flight plan for List of equipment to declare Transponder to declare
Real flight S /C
IVAO flight using IVAO pilot interface SY /S
Remember not to insert O, L & V with the use of letter S.


DR400

We will list the equipment of a Robin DR400.

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Flight plan equipment list is letter G(GNSS receiver), O(VOR), R(PBN), V(VHF), /C (Mode C transponder). The equipment to be inserted into flight plan item 10 is: GORV/C.

Flight plan for List of equipment to declare Transponder to declare
Real flight GORV /C
IVAO using IVAO pilot interface GORVY /S
IVAO flight using IVAO pilot interface with no use of PBN GOVY /S


Beechcraft 58 Baron

A Beech Baron 58 is a versatile aircraft, made for private operations, travel and leisure. It has a default instrumentation made for both VFR and IFR, focusing toward modernity and future

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Flight plan equipment list is letter D (DME), G (GNSS), L (ILS), O(VOR), R(PBN), V(VHF), /S (Mode S transponder). The equipment to be inserted into flight plan item 10 is: SDGR/S

Flight plan for List of equipment to declare Transponder to declare
Real flight SDGR /C
IVAO using IVAO pilot interface SDGRY /S
IVAO flight using IVAO pilot interface with no use of PBN SDGY /S
This aircraft is not equipped with a DME receiver. PBN/B2 text shall be inserted in the remarks for the use of letter R and the GPS equipment.


Mooney Bravo

This version of the Mooney Bravo is equipped with conventional instruments and therefore no GPS.

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Flight plan equipment list is letter D (DME), F (ADF), L (ILS), O (VOR), V (VHF), /S (Mode S transponder). The equipment to be inserted into flight plan item 10 is: SDF/S.

Remember not to insert O, L & V with the use of letter S.
Flight plan for List of equipment to declare Transponder to declare Remarks to declare (item 18 in flight plan)
Real flight SDF /S
IVAO flight using IVAO pilot interface SDFYZ /S NAV/TCAS
IVAO flight using IVAO pilot interface with advanced equipment SDE2FJ1YZ /S NAV/TCAS
With this flight, no RNAV capability is required. Flight level shall be limited in function of the regulation. TCAS system shall be activated in the IVAO pilot interface interface. By default, TCAS is OFF.
With IVAO, you will automatically get the following possibilities:
  • E2 : weather information via ACARS
  • J1 : Basic CPDLC (text mode)

In real flight, you will not have this equipment. We let the possibility to the pilot to insert them or not.


Beechcraf Baron 58 w/ G1000

We will list the equipment of a Beechcraft Baron 58 equipped with Garmin G1000.

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Flight plan equipment list is letter D (DME), G (GNSS), L (ILS), O (VOR), R (PBN), V (VHF), /S (Mode S transponder). The equipment to be inserted into flight plan item 10 is: SDGR/C.

Remember not to insert O, L & V with the use of letter S.
Flight plan for List of equipment to declare Transponder to declare Remarks to declare (item 18 in flight plan)
Real flight SDF /S
IVAO flight using IVAO pilot interface SDFYZ /S NAV/TCAS PBN/B2
IVAO flight using IVAO pilot interface with advanced equipment SDE2FJ1YZ /S NAV/TCAS PBN/B2
TCAS system shall be activated in the IVAO pilot interface interface. By default, TCAS is OFF.
With IVAO, you will automatically get the following possibilities:
  • E2 : weather information via ACARS
  • J1 : Basic CPDLC (text mode)

In real flight, you will not have this equipment. We let the possibility to the pilot to insert them or not.


Airbus A320

We will list the equipment of a typical Airbus A320. (Not the first generation)

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Flight plan equipment list is letter D (DME), E2E3 (ACARS), F (ADF), G (GNSS), I (INS), J1 (CPDLC), R (PBN), L (ILS), O(VOR), V(VHF), W (RVSM), Y (8.33 kHz), Z (TCAS) ; /LB1 (Enhanced mode S transponder with ADS-B out ATN).

The equipment to be inserted into flight plan item 10 is: S(E2E3)DFGHIJ1RWYZ/LB1.
Flight plan for List of equipment to declare Transponder to declare Remarks to declare (item 18 in flight plan)
Real flight SDE2E3FGIJ1RWYZ /LB1 NAV/TCAS PBN/B1C1D1O1S2
IVAO flight using IVAO pilot interface SDE2(E3)FGIJ1RWYZ /S or /LB1 NAV/TCAS PBN/B1C1D1O1Sx
Remark: Sx can be replaced by S2 if your aircraft can perform LNAV/VNAV approaches or S1 for LNAV only. TCAS system shall be activated in the IVAO pilot interface interface. By default, TCAS is OFF.


Boeing B737

We will list the equipment of a typical Boeing 737NG.

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Flight plan equipment list is letter D (DME), E2E3 (ACARS), F (ADF), G (GNSS), I (INS), J1J4 (CPDLC), R (PBN), L (ILS), O(VOR), V(VHF), W (RVSM), Y (8.33 kHz), Z (TCAS); /SB1 (Mode S transponder with ADS-B out ATN).

The equipment to be inserted into flight plan item 10 is: SD(E2E3)FGIRWYZ/SB1.
Flight plan for List of equipment to declare Transponder to declare Remarks to declare (item 18 in flight plan)
Real flight SDE2E3FGIJ1RWYZ /SB1 NAV/TCAS PBN/B1C1D1O1S2
IVAO flight using IVAO pilot interface SDE2(E3)FGIJ1RWYZ /S or /SB1 NAV/TCAS PBN/B1C1D1O1Sx
Remark: Sx can be replaced by S2 if your aircraft can perform LNAV/VNAV approaches or S1 for LNAV only. TCAS system shall be activated in the IVAO pilot interface interface. By default, TCAS is OFF.


Boeing 777

We will list the equipment of a typical Boeing 777.

B777.jpg

The equipment to be inserted into flight plan item 10 is: SD(E1E2E3)FGHI(J1J4)RWXYZ/LB1D1. Since this is a long hauler, you may add ADS-C (/D1), MNPS (X) certification and SATCOM (Mx). Since this aircraft can perform oceanic tracks, you may add HF(H), Text position report for overseas tracks (E1), air traffic control clearances, pilot requests in oceanic control (J4).

Flight plan for List of equipment to declare Transponder to declare Remarks to declare (item 18 in flight plan)
Real flight SDE1E2E3FGHIJ1J4RWXYZ /LB1D1 NAV/TCAS PBN/A1L1B1C1D1O1S2
IVAO flight using IVAO pilot interface(continental) SDE2(E3)FG(H)IJ1RWXYZ /S or /LB1D1 NAV/TCAS PBN/B1C1D1O1Sx
IVAO flight using IVAO pilot interface (oceanic track) SDE1E2(E3)FGHIJ1J4RWXYZ /S or /LB1D1 NAV/TCAS PBN/A1L1B1C1D1O1Sx
Remark: Sx can be replaced by S2 if your aircraft can perform LNAV/VNAV approaches or S1 for LNAV only. Text interface = basic CPDLC system include air traffic control clearances



See also

Reference

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Author

  • VID 200696 - Creation
  • VID 150259 - Update
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DATE OF SUBMISSION

  • 10:44, 14 January 2022

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