1. Determine
the
Route and Checkpoints
(Sectional Charts using plotter)
2. Measure
True
Course and Distance (Sectional
Charts using plotter)
3. Select
an altitude.
(VFR Altitude, the rule states that “each person
operating an aircraft under VFR in level cruising flight more than 3,000 feet
above the surface shall maintain the appropriate altitude
explained below;
-There
is no cruising rule below 3000 AGL
– On a
magnetic course of 0 ̊through
179 ̊, any
odd thousand foot MSL altitude 500 feet (such as 3,500, 5,500, or 7,500); or)
– On a
magnetic course of 180
̊ through
359 ̊, any
even thousand foot MSL altitude 500 feet (such as 4,500, 6,500, or 8,500).

4. Determine winds aloft: Aviation Weather (Figure- Win/Temp Data, Aviationweather.com/Wind-Temps Map, Pick MLB (Melbourne, closeby our route and find the chart as seen Figure – )) 5. Look up True Airspeed (TAS)and Fuel Usage (Nu:12) in POH (Figure-) 6. Calculate Wind Correction Angle and Groundspeed (Nu:10) using E6B: 7. True Heading: Look up Magnetic Variation (on sectional chart), 8. Magnetic Heading: Look up Magnetic Deviation Chart (on compass card in the plane), 9. Calculate Compass Heading (CH). 10. Calculate minutes for each leg that will be flownusing E6B: DIST refers to the fact that LEG and REM are distances. LEG is the distance for that leg from KISM to LAKE (first leg- two checkpoints). REM is the total distance remaining. 11. Calculate ETE/ETA- ATE/ATA. ETA- Estimated Time of Arrival ETE-Estimated Time Enroute (between waypoints or departure/arrival airports) ATE-Actual Time Enroute ATA- Actual Time of Arrival. Note: Add in 6 minutes to allow for getting turned on course after takeoff. 12.Calculate Fuel Usage using E6B: Total the Distance, Minutes, and Fuel: