Pilot Mike's Flight Planning Procedure
Choose a destination - Where are we going? Suitable alternate?
Charts & Supplies - VFR & IFR, AFD, SID, IAP? Charts downloaded? Pencils? Batteries?
Aircraft Loading - Who and what are coming with us? Weight & Balance?
Weather Briefing - Self briefing using available data followed by formal briefing.
Flight Planning - Plan a course, determine fuel required, expected groundspeed, time enroute.
ForeFlight Check - Does the calculated flight plan agree with ForeFlight? Time, distance, speed & fuel?
Performance - Takeoff, landing and cruise?
Auxiliary Items - NOTAMS, GPS databases, flashlight batteries, documents, cash.
File the Plan - Either electronically with ForeFlight or call the FSS Briefer.
Final Checks - Has anything changed since we started this process? Aircraft squawks?