Situational Awareness


This flight from Santa Barbara (SBA) to Oxnard (OXR) is short but it has all the makings of a challenging IFR trip, especially on the approach.  Repeat;  where am I now, what's next, what do I need to do to be ready?  Repeat... 

The Mountains, Pacific Ocean and busy airspace make this scenario interesting already, but now add in the weather and you've got some decisions to make.  Call SBA clearance for tower enroute to Oxnard.  After departure, check that ATIS at OXR as soon as you can.  Now, which approach will you choose?  Once you’ve made your decision, let ATC know and start briefing; time is short.

A great challenge on the sim but would you really like to fly this in the real world?  SAFE and NAFI instructors will be glad to help you prep or debrief if you have any questions.

Pre-brief and Fly More!

Arrive well briefed for this flight and get extra sim time.  Access and review the materials here.