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 student‘s own, or an available, certified flight instructor (CFI).
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.
AirNav.com – A web site database of airport information including airports, navaids, fixes, and aviation fuel. This is similar to the information contained in the FAA‘s 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.