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IS TOA/TOD PLANNING REQUIRED FOR A PPL

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I FEEL LIKE IM BEING MILKED BY MY FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR.  HE IS REQUIRING ME TO DO TOD/TOA PLANNING? IS THIS NORMAL?  OH YEAH HE ALSO MADE ME PLAN A CROSS COUNTRY IN LA CLASS B AIRSPACE. IS IT ME OR IS THIS A BIT MUCH FOR A PPL.  AND I DO WANNA LEARN IT...BUT I DONT WANNA FILL MY BRIAN WITH STUFF I DONT NEED TO KNOW

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  1. John D. Collins on Sep 15, 2012

    No, it definitely isn’t too much for a PPL to learn. Sounds to me like he is doing his job. Some never get the opportunity to operate in or near a class B airspace and are forever afraid of flying in that environment. There are numerous places in the Pilot Test Standard that require the understanding and use of these skills.

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  2. Jim Foley on Sep 15, 2012

    NOT ONLY IS IT REQUIRED, IT’S ALSO A GOOD IDEA! If you read your PTS, you would see that it is required. http://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/airmen/test_standards/pilot/media/FAA-S-8081-14B.pdf (page 33) Secton 1: Preflight Preparation / Task D: Cross-Country Flight Planning / Objective 6 & 9 – Computes… flight time and fuel requirements & Completes a navigation log…

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