Personal Minimums worksheet
Have you completed a Flight Experience worksheet in the past 90 days?
Years actively Flying?
Time in Type
Cirrus Time in last 90 Days
Cirrus Landings in the last 90 Days
Enter your Flight Proficiency Category (1 equals lowest proficiency, 3 equals highest proficiency)
Accident or incident on preceding 90 Days?
I have completed an instrument proficiency assessment within 90 days?
Enter your Instrument Proficiency Category (1 equals lowest proficiency, 3 equals highest proficiency)
Years Flying IFR
Hours Flown IFR in previous 90 Days
Simulated or Actual Instrument hours in Last 90 days
Hand Flown Approaches within previous 90 Days
Coupled Approaches in the previous 90 Days
Flight Rules for this Flight
View Flight Planning Websites?
COPA weather planning resource
Graphical Weather Forecast
Ceiling Forecast - This opens a webpage that can provide graphical depictions of forecast ceilings. Select "open link" and select "Ceiling/Sky Cover" from the list. The drop down menu offers several options. Consider looking at the "Ceiling Height (Cat)" option and examine the graphics for your proposed time and date
Click link to look at forecast winds, precipitation and clouds
NOTAM Retrieval page
Area forecast Discussion-
Note: advanced content
Link to SkewT/Log P web page
Pilot is Proficient for expected weather
Describe mitigation plan
Pilot fitness for flight
Aircraft is equipped and appropriate for conditions likely to be encountered. Including Density Altitude, Icing and runway lengths
Aircraft is in good shape with no airworthiness issues?
Is the flight during the day?
Ceilings at departure airport
Forecast Ceilings at Destination
(Use Slider to Estimate impact on flight risk)
Convective activity on route
Do you have onboard weather?
Consider NO GO
Is Icing in the Forecast?
Is airplane FIKI equipped and are you trained to use it?
CONSIDER NO GO
Importance of mission
Nervous or distracting passenger
Self imposed pressure
Other risk factor
Explain Mitigation for this risk
Plan to take an instructor or experienced pilot.