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In the USA, all pilots must file a flight plan prior to departure. The Federal Aviation Administration’s standard flight plan is linked below:
Flight Plans request standard information including:
- departure and arrival locations
- expected time en route
- substitute airports (if needed in case of emergency)
- Instrument Flight Rules or Visual Flight Rules type of flight
- data about the pilot
- number of people on board the flight
- aircraft information
In South Africa, pilots can complete the International Civil Aviation Organization flight plan:
Why do you think that these forms are similar or different?
Come to the Aviation Learning Center on May 13 at 3:00PM and complete your ICAO flight plan for a flight between Cape Town International Airport and Tswalu Airport. Then hop aboard one of our flight simulators to pilot your own DHC Beaver between these two unique airports.