Using a VFR Moving Map?

Summer is with us and we’ve had reports of tablets and mobiles overheating in the cockpit and shutting down leading to a rise in Airspace Infringements.

We recommend that you have a back-up plan in place that works for you in case you lose your VFR Moving Map in flight. A second electronic device may succumb to the same failure so here are a few tips:

  • Be prepared to orbit/hold in your present position to assess the situation or fly the aeroplane away from controlled airspace before trying any equipment resets.
  • Carry a chart that is marked-up with your route.
  • Carry a printed PLOG.
  • Be aware of turbulence and thermals that add to the challenges of level flight. Are you planning to TAKE 2? Maybe that needs to be increased when possible.

Have your radio set to a relevant ATC frequency and call for navigational assistance if you are unsure of your exact location. ATC is there to help. If in doubt call D&D on 121.500 MHZ (callsign London Centre).