Pre-Flight Planning resources

Pre-Flight Planning

Pre-flight briefing and notification

Flight note

A flight note is not submitted to Airservices as part of the ATS SARWATCH system, whereas an AVFAX or NIS flight notification is submitted to Airservices.

A flight note details the route and timing of a proposed flight and must be left with a person who can notify appropriate authorities if the flight is overdue.

Thus, a flight note does not provide an official SARWATCH but relies on the responsible person calling the AusSAR number (1800 815 257).

Note that, in order to be fully effective, complete details of the planned tracks and landing points should be provided on the flight note.

Example of a flight note


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New rules came into effect from 2 December 2021 that cover the general operating and flight rules. This website is now out of date and will be switched off in the new year. A PDF copy of the VFRG is available for download.
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