Let’s try something new this week. A recent flight had me thinking about all the little tidbits and tricks that spring up during our various training and travel sorties. What better way to catalog those than a weekly tip here on the blog?
Tip of the week #1
Always check notams at your alternate. This seems obvious, but with easy access to computer weather and briefings, it’s easy to overlook the notams at both your destination and your alternate. VFR pilots typically don’t pick an alternate as IFR pilots do, but they should. Always keep a Plan B in your mind, and take the time to check the notams at your Plan B stop prior to launch. Runways close, navaids go down, and TFRs do pop up.