Flight Planning

PFTC cross-country students are asked to arrive planned and pre-flighted by the beginning of their time block. Example: If a cross-country student has a plane reserved at 2 p.m., they are supposed to leave at 2 p.m. Not start planning or start pre-flighting at 2 p.m. Any questions concerning planning or weather should be discussed with a students own, or an available, certified flight instructor (CFI).

Private Approved Airports

Other Approved Airports

Blank Planning Sheet

Weight and Balance Data

Other links that may aid in planning:

Graphical TFRs from the FAA Current TFR NOTAMs available on the FAA’s website.

Cross Country log  and Flight Plan  Acrobat Reader file. Kneeboard size when printed on 8 1/2″ x 11 paper and folded in half. Recommend printing on both sides so all four panels will be on one sheet of paper. A web site database of airport information including airports, navaids, fixes, and aviation fuel. This is similar to the information contained in the FAAs AF/D.

Current Icing Potential The CIP is an automatically generated index of current icing potential. CIP is a gridded icing diagnostic that updates hourly. NOTE: When you view the site for the first time we suggest clicking the information button at the top right corner of the page to learn how it works.

AOPA Online The official website of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Much of it is FREE.

NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System Download a report form here.