Teach Passengers to Watch For Air Traffic

Teach your passengers to scan for air traffic

Scanning for traffic is one of the most helpful tasks a passenger can perform to assist the pilot.

This simple 2-page PDF download, suitable for printing, teaches a technique that helps spot traffic more easily and explains how to focus on areas where traffic is likely. There’s a section that helps visualize the traffic pattern (where scanning is especially helpful) and a brief sidebar on using digital traffic displays.

Print it out and keep a copy in your cockpit.

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For more free passenger resources...

If you thought this traffic scanning PDF was helpful, here are step-by-step instructions for 8 more tasks a non-pilot passenger can help you with to prepare for a flight, including:

  • Research the destination airport and FBOs
  • Verify the performance numbers
  • Check the fuel
  • Drain the fuel sumps
  • Check tire pressures
  • Clean the windshield
  • Load the baggage
  • Find the runway

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