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Conducting Preflight Self-Briefings for Student and VFR Pilots
The number one causal factor for General Aviation accidents is inadequate preflight planning. This course was developed by Flight Service to provide student, and Visual Flight Rules (VFR) pilots, guidance on how to conduct a safe and regulatory compliant preflight self-briefing using automated weather resources. The objective is to ensure that the pilot understands aviation weather basics and learns to apply meteorological and aeronautical information in a systematic manner to plan a safe flight. The course includes scenarios, real-life examples, videos, references materials, and practice exercises for pilots to conduct on their own or with their CFI. The FAA encourages pilots to leverage automated resources and develop weather and aeronautical interpretation skills in order to assess flight safety risks.
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