Section II. PERFORMANCE PLANNING
7-13. Performance Planning Card (PPC).
(9) LDG RUN.
This card (fig. 7-1), is provided to assist the pilot in
(10) Additional data as required.
recording data applicable to the mission and may be
reproduced at the local level. This does not preclude the
7-14. Performance Planning Sequence.
use of locally developed cards. The PPC provides
readily available information for departure, climb, cruise,
The following information may be extracted from the
arrival and prevailing conditions. Pertinent data required
charts in this chapter.
to fill in the blanks on the PPC shall be computed from
the performance charts and tables contained in this
chapter, and from existing conditions at time of takeoff or
landing. The takeoff and landing data shall be computed
prior to takeoff, as a precaution against emergency
The pressure altitude may be
conditions which could develop after takeoff.
determined by setting the altimeter to
following blocks are provided on the front of the PPC for
29.92 and reading the pressure
entry of data as applicable:
altitude, or by adding 100 feet to the
field elevation for each 0.1 in. Hg,
a. Weather Data.
below 29.92, or by subtracting 100
feet from the field elevation for each
(1) PA (pressure altitude).
0.1 in. Hg. above 29.92.
(2) FAT (free air temperature).
a. Preflight Planning.
(3) WIND (speed and direction).
(1) Determine the following conditions for
each phase of the flight, as appropriate, before entering
(4) RWY (runway heading, length and slope).
the performance charts and enter the information on the
b. Aircraft Data.
(a) Pressure altitude.
(1) T/O WT (takeoff weight).
(b) Free air temperature.
(2) LDG WT (landing weight).
c. Performance Data.
(d) Aircraft weight (both takeoff and
(2) T/O RUN
clearance (if required)).
(3) ACC-STOP (accelerate-stop distance).
Weight and balance blocks are
provided on the rear of the PPC and
should be utilized to determine exact
weight and loading conditions prior
to computing takeoff and landing
Weight information may be
obtained from either Chart C or the
current Form 365F.
(6) Vx-Vy (best angle of climb and best rate of
(f) Ceiling and visibility.
(7) Vyse (single engine best rate of climb).
(8) Vref (landing speed).