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
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