# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Aerospace Technology II Design Brief: Flight Planning

CTE Resource Center - Verso

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Design Brief: Flight Planning

Design Brief

Flight Planning

Context
General aviation flying is an alternative to driving on the interstates and highways for personal transportation. Before you can get in a plane and fly to your destination, you will need to determine a detailed flight plan in order to keep you safe.

Challenge
You and a friend would like to fly to a football game. Plan a flight from your local airport to Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport (KBCB). You will be using dead reckoning navigation.

Objectives
Upon completion of this design brief, students will be able to determine the following:

  1. Total distance
  2. Waypoints every 15 nautical miles
  3. True heading
  4. Magnetic heading
  5. Wind correction angle based on current weather conditions
  6. Total flight time
  7. Total fuel burn

Materials

References

Evaluation
When students have completed their flight plans, discuss the following questions:

Acknowledgement
Christopher Balthis, Wise County Public Schools, Powell Valley Middle School