March 2016 Issue

Planning Plan B

Knowledge of your options on the ground along your route can be as important as options in the air. Too often, you’re on your own.

Most of us who travel from small airport to smaller airport recognize the importance of weather and fuel requirements, but the “alternatives available” is often neglected in our training. Instead, we’re focused on getting a weather briefing and knowing things like runway lengths, ATC frequencies and whether the destination has a restaurant. Too often, we learn the hard way that services at the small airports closest to our ultimate destination may not be available when we need them most.

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