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Pre-Flight

Planning

Pre-flight planning is one of the most important steps to a safe flight.

  • Ensure that you have a current aeronautical chart.
  • Check which listening squawks and frequencies cover your planned route.
  • Check NOTAMs and call the temporary restrictions free phone number on 0500 354 802 as a final safety net before departure.
  • Check the local and en-route weather and check again just before flight.

Pre-flight planning tools

There are a number of free online pre-flight planning tools available to assist pilots in safely and easily planning their Visual Flight Rules (VFR) flights in and around busy airspace and to check NOTAMS.

NATS (National Air Traffic Services) has awarded its Safety Compliance Mark to SkyDemon Light. The mark indicates that the product complies with functionality set out by NATS to enhance flight safety.

The SkyDemon Light online flight planning tool can be found at www.skydemonlight.com

Tip: The weather can change rapidly so plan options for your flight, including diverting or turning back.

Remember

Always have a Plan B. If you are planning a controlled airspace (CAS) crossing, ensure that you have a back-up to avoid the airspace in case a clearance without delay is not possible. Have a decision point a few miles from CAS rather than right on the boundary, as it will make diverting around the airspace much easier, with less possibility of infringement. Plan time and fuel calculations for the longer route.

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