I have been pondering an issue for a few years now regarding the relevancy of a VFR Flight Plan.
Like most of you I consider myself a safe and responsible pilot and aspire to always do better. I wanted to get a perspective on how many of you file VFR flight plans?
When I travel cross country I usually file VFR flight plans and utilize flight following. As most are also aware, it can be cumbersome to verify closure in some areas and impossible in some cases. With the advent of spot, PLB's, elt's, gps, sat/cell phones, portable transceivers, texting etc., etc. technology has certainly caught up with old fashion VFR flight plan.
I have formulated my own flight plan w/ a family member that works well and I still use the FAA system when possible. Just wanted to get a perspective on how many of you are still using the FAA system or have your own method??
Be Safe -