Mini series – Pre-flight preparation

In this mini series, I demonstrate some of the steps I follow, when preparing for a light general aviation flight in the UK.  

There are 5 videos in all, and they cover the processes of planning the route, checking notams, interpreting weather reports, and the series ends with me conducting the flight.

Part 1: Choosing the route

 

Part 2: Creating the plog

Part 3: Choosing frequencies, weight & balance, performance, & fuel calculations

 

 

Part 4: Notams, airspace restrictions, airfield information & weather

Part 5: The flight from Biggin Hill to Sherburn in Elmet

 

Here are some links referred to in the videos.

Notams, airspace restrictions, aerodrome information, the AIP.

Aeronautical Information service: http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com/public/index.php.html

Weather

BBC weather: http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/

XC weather: http://www.xcweather.co.uk/

Metcheck aviation forecasts: https://www.metcheck.com/HOBBIES/aviation.asp

Aviation Weather Europe: http://avwx.info/

Weather Online cloud bases: http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/cgi-bin/expertcharts?MODELL=gfs&MODELLTYP=1&VAR=lclb&INFO=1

NOAA Air Resources Lab, Skew T soundings: https://ready.arl.noaa.gov/READYcmet.php

Met Office GA forecast: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/aviation/ga

Other

Skydemon: http://www.skydemon.aero/

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