Designed to assist low-hour VFR pilots with good flight planning habits, the Flight Planning kit consists of a handbook outlining eight stages of a flight, a flight planning notepad, personal minimums card, time in your tanks card, non-controlled airport procedures, be heard be seen be safe booklet, and a number of Bureau of Meteorology cards, all in an orange satchel to help with cockpit organisation.
Planning a flight doesn’t start when the props start turning—it can start a week or so before departure. Everything you need is in this kit. The spiral-bound planning guide alerts pilots to critical issues and is augmented with a laminated fuel calculation chart and a personal minimums checklist.
From time to time CASA conducts surveys to measure the effectiveness of products and it’s time to have your say on the Flight Planning kit. A survey has just opened that asks users of the kit a number of questions including if you have found it useful in your flight planning, how useful you have found each component of the kit, if you have used the time in your tank card in flight, and if you would recommend the kit to other pilots.
All responses will be anonymous and used for evaluation purposes only. Your answers will help us to improve future editions of this kit.
The survey closes on 5 May.