What does it mean to request flight following?
VFR flight following is a request made by a pilot to receive services from an approach or departure control facility. Flight following also means that someone is watching you, and that’s a good thing.
When should I get flight following?
Ask ATC: Flight Following vs. Flight Plan –
Does flight following clear you through airspace?
When you’re flying VFR, flight following always a great asset. But it’s not a clearance into airspace. Give yourself time to switch over to tower on arrival, and if you can’t make the switch, stay out of tower’s airspace.
How do you open a flight plan?
How to file your flight plan (domestic or international)
- Submit a hardcopy flight plan form to your local flight service station.
- Call Flight Services (1-800-WX-BRIEF or 1-800-992-7433) – The flight services specialist will file your flight plan.
- Submit your plan online through one of the following free services: