Cross-Country Flight

Planning and Executing Long Flights

Experience long-range IFR and VFR flying like never before with a left seat view of this journey from New Jersey to Southern California and back that both teaches and inspires.


You can read the details below – or simply register and get immediate, free access.

Long, Cross-Country Flights Are Challenging…

…especially when you are flying beyond familiar areas.


Topic is rarely taught beyond your solo cross-country.

Unfamiliar, and larger airports are more complex.

ATC instructions you don’t often hear. And often a need to negotiate.

WX planning becomes more  important as range increases

Briefing the flight incorporates more variables, requires more planning

Use of tools like your GPS nav and ForeFlight become more important


How are you supposed to learn or review all of this? These real-world skills aren’t specifically taught in ground school. Where can you see a pilot talk you through situations like these as they happen, in airports and in the sky all over the USA? How are you supposed to learn or refresh your skills?


Get this before you need it, so you’re ready for your next long flight to an unfamiliar destination.


Watch This Introduction

PilotWorkshops Founder Mark Robidoux and Pilot Keith Smith discuss the program.

Build Real-World Skills for Long Flights

Fly along on this epic, coast-to-coast adventure.

Watch an experienced pilot accomplish, and narrate:

  • A series of challenging IFR and VFR flights
  • Long-range, cross-country flight planning
  • ATC Communications – IFR and VFR (with captions throughout)
  • A variety of reroutes and diversions
  • High-altitude mountain crossings
  • Radio communication problems in IMC
  • IFR legs through complex NY and LA airspace
  • VFR over the Grand Canyon at dusk
  • A high-density-altitude landing and departure
  • Fun at LAX: STAR in, SID out (and a flat tire)
  • Heavy use of ForeFlight, Stratus and ADS-B (live on-screen)
  • Turbulence from winds, mountains, and heavy rain
  • Various “special flight rules area” transitions
  • Fatigue, hunger, stress, and potential hypoxia
  • Breathtaking scenery across the USA
  • And much more!

Register for Free Access and Be Ready for Your Next Long Flight

On the next screen you’ll either create a password, or log in if you already have a PilotWorkshops account, and you’ll get instant access to the entire program.

We’ll also email you the Pilot’s Tip of the Week. We respect your privacy and do not share your information.

WINGS Approved!

You can earn 6 WINGS credits for completing Real World Coast to Coast: 2 basic, 2 advanced and 2 master. A simple online form for requesting credit is included on the website.

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