Flight Planning & Coordination
Flight planning is a safety and operational requirement of the Department of the Interior and Bureau of Land Management. It is tantamount to a safe, effective and efficient aviation operation.
- Aircraft Flight Request/Schedule (Form 9400-1a)
- Project Special Use Aviation Safety Plan (PSAP)
- Risk Management Analysis Worksheet
- Flight Following Agreement Worksheet
- Aviation Project Planning
- AMD Forms
- Sun or Moon Rise/Set
- Geographic Calculators - GPS Visualizer
- AFF - Automated Flight Following
- AirNav - Airport Information
- Alaska Airport Photos & Diagrams
- FAA - Alaska Region Weather Cameras
- NOAA - Alaska Aviation Weather Unit
- AeroPlanner.com (login required, see instructions)
Airspace coordination and deconfliction is a shared responsibility among all aviation users and schedulers. The primary focus in airspace coordination is midair collision avoidance. When performing most agency aviation tasks, the pilot’s attention will be diverted out of the aircraft towards the ground, conflicting with their primary responsibility to “see and avoid” other aircraft or obstructions. Other users of this airspace may have similar workload distractions.
BLM-Alaska has embarked on an airspace coordination program to reduce risks. Efforts are coordinated with the Department of Defense (DoD) and the FAA to minimize risk during flight activities and view airspace coordination as a shared responsibility of the pilots, dispatchers, trainers, on-scene personnel and all managers of resources, operations, safety and airspace.