Course detail

Flight Planning and Performing

FSI-FLPAcad. year: 2017/2018

The course is concerned with principles of flight planning and performing; the emphasis is put especially on flight plan with regard to the mass and performance. Aeroplane operation at all flight phases, emergency cases included.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will acquire knowledge and skills of flight planning and performing, which are necessary for a professional pilot in the civil air traffic.


Basic knowledge of secondary-level applied mathematics, geometry and physics.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Jeppesen. EASA ATPL Training: Mass & Balance. Neu-Isenburg: Jeppesen GmbH., 2014. ISBN 9780884876014. (EN)
Jeppesen. EASA ATPL Training: Performance Aeroplanes. Neu-Isenburg: Jeppesen GmbH., 2014. ISBN 9780884876021. (EN)
Jeppesen. EASA ATPL Training: Operational Procedures. Neu-Isenburg: Jeppesen GmbH., 2014. ISBN 9780884876083. (EN)
DANĚK, V, FIĽAKOVSKÝ, K.. Základy letu (081 00): učební texty dle předpisu JAR-FCL 1. Vyd. 1. Brno: Akademické nakladatelství CERM, 2006, 314 s. Učební texty pro teoretickou přípravu dopravních pilotů dle předpisu JAR-FCL 1. ISBN 80-720-4449-4. (CS)
KELLER, Ladislav a Jindřich KOCÁB. Učebnice pilota: pro žáky a piloty všech druhů letounů a sportovních létajících zařízení, provozujících létání jako svou zájmovou činnost. Vyd. 2. Cheb: Svět křídel, 2006. ISBN 80-852-8089-2. (CS)
KENNY, created and compiled by James. Navigation: general navigation, flight planning, radio aids. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford Aviation Training, 2007. ISBN 978-095-5517-723. (EN)
SOLDÁN, Vladimír. Letové postupy a provoz letadel. 1. vyd. Jeneč: Letecká informační služba Řízení letového provozu České republiky, 2007, 214 s. ISBN 978-80-239-8595-5. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The course-unit credit requirements: attendance at exercises (80% at the minimum). Exam evaluation fulfils the FME BUT requirements.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The course objective is to make students familiar with basic problems of flight planning and performing. Students will be able to apply the theoretical knowledge of this course to the pilot practice. They will prepare for the exams at CAA for obtaining ATPL (A).

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The attendance at both lectures and seminars is compulsory (80% at the minimum), and it is checked and recorded. The absence (in justifiable cases) can be compensated by personal consultation with the lecturer and working out individually assignments. Individual assignments must be finished and handed in during the course-unit credit week at the latest.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3S-P Bachelor's

    branch B-PRP , 3. year of study, summer semester, 7 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



52 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Mass and balance, terminology, centre of gravity, MAC, limitations.
2. Load-terminology, check of aircraft mass, procedures of weighing, documentation.
3. Effect of overload, limitations, bases of centre of gravity position.
4. Loading area, limitations of loading, cargo manipulation, securing of cargo.
5. Performance of single engine aircrafts without certificate according to JAR/FAR 25 – B-level efficiency.
6. Performance of multi engines aircrafts without certificate according to JAR/FAR 25 – B-level efficiency.
7. Performance of certified aircrafts according to JAR/FAR 25 – A-level efficiency , take-off, climbing, ASDA.
8. A-level efficiency , cruising flight, use of climbing and cruising flight graphs, control of cruising flight, descending and landing.
9. Manipulating with operations manual, filling in Weight + Balance Sheet, preparation of flight.
10. Over flight plan; plan of navigation and fuel, monitoring and over planning of flight, radio communication.
11. Flight plan ATC ICAO, types of flight plans, filling of flight plans ICAO, etc...
12. Practical flight planning, carts bases, factual navigation and fuel panning, flight planning under IFR.
13. Flight planning under IFR, chose of routes, meteorological situation, aspects of jet engine flight planning.


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Terminology in relationship with subject context, practical work with literature, references.
2. Mass of concrete aircraft, work with documentation, weight examples.
3. Counting of centre of gravity position with concrete cases, counting of changes in centre of gravity position.
4. Work with operation manual, counting of loading area loading, etc..
5. Work with operation manual of single engine aircraft- efficiency of B-level.
6. Work with operation manual of multi engines aircraft- efficiency of B-level.
7. Work with operation manual of aircraft- efficiency of A-level.
8. Work with operation manual of aircraft- efficiency of A-level.
9. Work with operation manual of aircraft- efficiency of A-level and with W+B Sheet.
10. Working out of navigation and fuel plans for concrete route.
11. Filling of flight plans in ATC ICAO.
12. Flight planning and preparation under use of standard bases.
13. Credit work, course-unit credit award.