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Tips on being a Sunday/weekend flyer?

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  1. MaggotCFII on Mar 20, 2011

    Avoid the weekend rush – fly early in the morning!  Less traffic, easier comms, less turbulence (depending where you are), not having to wait for a late returning airplane, etc.

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  2. Heather McNevin on Mar 21, 2011

    Know your environment.  Know that there will be more recreational flyers out on weekends, so keep your traffic scan going.  Weekends can be some of the most fun times to fly.  There is often pancake breakfasts, hot dog cookouts, etc.  These flights can be a great challenge to you to keep your skills up as well as a very fun and rewarding way to pass a weekend.  If you’re planning on being out extra early or later in the afternoon, be aware if the FBO closes early or if fuel availability is an issue.  Also, if you have any sort of mechanical issue, it might be harder to find a mechanic at some fields on the weekends.  Hope this helps!

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