Don't leave for the airport before reviewing this information.
Many pilots have their favorite sources where they get the same information.
This list might point out some key information you have not been including in your
preflight. Suggestions are always welcome for this page. Just email
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 2-09-2012). 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! Adjust fuel as needed using this interactive application.
Topping off the tanks before flying may be very unsafe. Long range tanks
have their drawbacks, too. Be sure to select the correct aircraft
you are going to fly from the drop down list at the W&B application.
If your browser java security settings cause the application to crash,
just add the domain
http://www.skybound.nl to your list of non-protected java sights.
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.