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8. International en route and terminal procedures that may be different from US procedures. 9. Long range, air-to-ground communications procedures. 10. Structure of special use airspace where operations are to be conducted. 11. Air traffic clearances. 12. International meteorology, including significant weather charts, prognostic charts, tropopause charts and TAF’s. 13. Specific en route navigation procedures for each type of navigation equipment required in special use airspace. 14. Emergency procedures, including use of required emergency equipment, search and rescue techniques, navigation equipment failure techniques. and communication failure techniques. 15. Proper contingencies for emergencies in special use airspace. 16. Wet ditching and water survival procedures.     REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS. It is the PIC’s sole responsibility to ensure all required documentation is up to date on: MNPS/RVSM/RNP-10 Letter of authorization. Aviation Insurance Policies. Mexican Insurance Policy. NBAA Safety Best Practices
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Safety Best Practices Manual Noise certificate. Customs overflight permit. This is in addition to all other documentation required on board the aircraft by FARs and this Manual. REQUIRED EQUIPMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS. The following equipment is required on all international flights: Emergency medical kits. Survival equipment required for trip (i.e., polar, maritime, act.) as required by FAR 91.509. Radio equipment as required by FAR 91.511. Equipment as required by the route flown and/or the country overflown. TRIP PLANING. All international trip preparation is the responsibility of the Trip Captain. The Trip Captain shall assign flight crewmembers planning duties as deemed fit. The Trip Captain shall keep all crewmembers informed of the status of the flight planning process. The use of outside planning and weather agencies will be used at the Trip Captain’s discretion. PERMITS AND ENTRY REQUIRMENTS. When operating Department aircraft across international boarders or in international airspace, the Trip Captain will insure that the crew and passengers are in full compliance with each country’s passport, visa, aircraft entry and health requirements prior to entry. Confirmation of overflight or of landing must be obtained in writing prior to the planned flight. INTERNATIONAL NAVIGATION CHARTS. Prior to departure on an international flight, the Trip Captain will ensure that an up to date coverage of all required navigation charts, including SID’s, en route, STAR’s, terminal and hi and lo altitude charts are on the aircraft. The International Flight Information Manual and the FAA International Notices to Airmen will be available prior to flight. TRIP BRIEFING. As with all domestic flights, prior to an international flight the Trip Captain will have a preflight briefing with the flight crew. In addition to a standard briefing, the crew will also discuss: 1. Itinerary.
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