This is a somewhat random question but I thought I would ask. I am completing my PPL. I was curious if anyone knew of a specific youtube video or any learning video that walked you through the step by step process of planning a cross country trip. I hoped to find a very standardized approach that I could use to prepare for my testing and also just for real life learning.
There is a lot of good videos out there. I don’t have any specific videos to recommend, but go through what flight chops and steveo1kinevo have. I know they both have several cross country flights they recorded. They aren’t training videos, but you’ll learn a fair amount by watching them.
Rudy: Hi. Good luck with your cross country planning. I liked watching the pilot workshops "real world coast to coast" as you got to see videos of a whole trip from one coast to another and back. See this link. https://v1.pilotworkshop.com/training/real-world-coast-coast/ . Cheers, Chuck
Plus 1 on Real World VFR
Easy answer: Go to: https://www.pilotedge.net/pages/training-program-overview. Take the "CAT" Ratings with videos and read all the associated training materials. This requires a home sim...either basic X10 or a fancy one like www.flythissim.com.
Each lesson has specific goals, a video, and a real, on-line "practical" test with a real person in the role of ATC.
Pilotedge is live interactive training. These training videos and exercises got me all the way through IFR. I'm just an average pilot, but I passed my IFR on the first try, with hours just over minimums...and compliments from the DPE that he wished everyone prepared the way I did.
He didn't know I had numerous virtual hours using Pilotedge, X10, and Flythissim. Boy did I fool him! ;-)
If you're planning it by hand then this video is what you are looking for:
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