Flight plans

Flight plans

Postby jimson » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:41 am

Is filing a flight plan required in PE if I simply want to take off and do some air work and return without any specific destination?
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Re: Flight plans

Postby Shawn Goldsworthy » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:54 am

Nope, you don't even need to file a flight plan at all if you're VFR
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Re: Flight plans

Postby Keith Smith » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:28 am

jimson wrote:Is filing a flight plan required in PE if I simply want to take off and do some air work and return without any specific destination?


I just want to make sure it's understood that the requirements for PE are no different than real world. So, a slightly better question would be, "is filing a flight plan required if I simply want to take off, do some air work and return without any specific destination?"

Shawn's answer is correct.

If you weren't familiar with r/w requirements, no problem, we can help with those all day long. If you're weren't sure about it from a PE perspective, then just assume, moving forward that with incredibly few exceptions, whatever you do in real life is what you'd do here as well in terms of ATC interaction.
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Re: Flight plans

Postby jimson » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:04 pm

Thank you for the info. I am a post solo sport pilot student and now want simulated controlled airspace experience. I am aware that in RL a VFR flight plan is not required. I may have misunderstood but, in checking out vatsim, I got the impression that a flight plan was always required there.

Am very much looking forward to learning on PE.
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Re: Flight plans

Postby bbuckley » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:07 pm

Will PE Aware record your flight if you do not file a flight plan?
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Re: Flight plans

Postby Keith Smith » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:54 pm

Depends if ATC creates a strip for you or not. Filing a VFR flight plan will result in a strip being created that PEaware will track.
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Re: Flight plans

Postby Keith Smith » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:03 am

Ren, in the real world, if you were to do pattern work at a towered airport, or fly between two airports without flight following, no strip would be generated.
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