Video tip: cross-country flights using pilotage and dead reckoning

The cross-country phase of private pilot training is an exciting time where you’ll learn the flight planning steps and flying techniques required to fly longer trips between two airports. While it might be tempting to navigate directly to the destination airport using GPS, it’s important that you first learn how to fly the trip first using the fundamental navigation techniques of pilotage and dead reckoning. This week’s tip follows a student pilot on a cross-country flight in southwest Ohio to show you how to do it.

The video clip below is from Sporty’s complete Learn to Fly Course.

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