Is weather legal to fly, safe to fly, at home and destination?
Airspace Hazards and Restrictions.
Notices change ALL the time so yesterday's information is very obsolete.
Even TFR's happen at or near Florence and you NEVER want to bust a TFR.
NOTAMS on Line - FAA.
Enter your flight path or do a 20 mi. radius search of
KFLO for local flights.
Notam Contractions - FAA.
(as of June-2015). Helps you interpret NOTAM codes
TFR's - Current.
ONLY Skip this step is you have a strong desire to be
intercepted by an F16 Fighter Aircraft!!
MOA Current Status.
are only 10 minutes from the practice area. Know your neighbors.
Be sure to check the boxes for "Military Operations Area" and "Special Use
Airspace" before zooming in to South Carolina.
Is the Plane Safe to fly?
If you have tanks at full capacity, you probably have a 3 seat airplane
at best. Maybe only a 2 seat airplane depending on the weights of
the front passengers and fuel on board! Adjust fuel as needed to
stay within the allowed weight limits.
Topping off the tanks before flying may be very unsafe
if that action takes the plane over weight limits. Long range tanks
have their drawbacks, too.
& Balance. Use the POH for an
accurate computation. Also lots of good W&B apps for smart phones
and tablets. However you check your W&B, just be sure to do it.
In our documents area we have updated W&B base numbers as of June 2016.
Just print a copy for your own use
Am I safe to fly?
File a Flight Plan
Don't forget to request flight following from the plane, too. FAA
controllers will be talking about you when you are in the air, but
they'd rather be talking to you. The Windsock rental
agreement requires a flight plan or Flight Following to be requested for
flights more than 50 nm.