Whether you are planning to fly your family on vacation or are heading to an unfamiliar airport to test out its new restaurant's $100 hamburger, proper cross-country flight planning is critical. You can gather information on the airport, weather, temporary flight restrictions, and more on AOPA's Flight Planning page.
Then, use AOPA's Real-Time Flight Planner to plot your flight, get a weather briefing, file a flight plan, and print a flight log.
Will you be flying your own aircraft or renting? Make sure you are familiar with the navigational equipment on board. If you will be flying an aircraft with GPS or using a handheld GPS receiver, refresh your knowledge of how to use the equipment by checking out GPS Resources, the latest AOPA Air Safety Foundation Now Featuring item.
June 20, 2006