Planning

Pre-Flight Checklist

  • Valid Medical & class rating? 

  • 90 day rule for passengers?

  • Weather forecast checked?

  • NOTAMS and aeronautical information checked?

  • Mass/ balance calculations?

  • Take-off/landing performance? 

  • Maps & charts current?

  • Route planned?

  • Safety Altitude?

  • Fuel?

  • Diversion?

  • Temporary airspace restrictions?

  • Flightplan required?

Use the free Met Office website to access TAF, METAR and 214/215 Forms

Please use this decoder for abbreviations. 

You will need to be registered and have a username and password to access this site. Registration is free.

Mass and Balance Calculations

Use these current Centre of Gravity charts to pre plan your flights.

Each Excel chart comes with an autocomplete form, where you simply plug in your figures and let the program calculate and plot your centre of gravity.

These charts also include essential information for fuel planning also.


G-BOLW G-BOTF G-AZOG G-BSZO G-AVWM

You will need to be registered and have a username and password to access this site. Registration is free.

Useful Numbers

Southend Airport Frequencies

ATIS: 136.055

Tower : 127.730

Approach : 130.780

Director : 128.965

Southend Flying Club

01702 545198

Flight Planning & GPS Navigation software 
This software is an aid to VFR flight planning only. 
You will need to have Microsoft Siverlight to use this. (free download)

Link to download the General Aviation Report Form.