Airplane LSA Pilot Flight Planning

Flight Planning is now available with a range of online services. From the basic route with distances, to complete services that file a flight plan with the FAA plus tracking the flights. Here we will provide some examples of some simple options and provide some resources for more advanced flight planning.

SkyVector provides a basic planning tool where you put in the airport checkpoints, and it provides a route with the distances and directions. This is great for basic planning but DOES NOT account for winds. Therefore, it cannot be used for actual navigation. However, it does provide a great basis to start from.

You can use the distances and directions and add in the winds with wind correction angles resulting in actual ground speeds accounting for the winds. A nice feature is the weather at the airports with the colored bubbles shown.

A number of additional flight planning services paid and free can be found at: