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Features May 2017 Issue

Put It Together: DIY SOP

Put It Together: DIY SOP

Your personal standard operating procedures should be an organized collection of your best practices for IFR flights. Here’s how to assemble your own for you and your aircraft.

We’ve discussed the benefits of personal standard operating procedures (SOP) for our own flying. We’ve taken the main elements (“Using an SOP in GA,” September 2016) and began creating our own (“DIY SOP Considerations,” February 2017). Meanwhile, we tried to wean you from your do-list in favor of a flow and check (“Change Your Checklist,” October 2016 and “DIY Flow and Check,” January 2017). In this final article, we assemble a personal SOP for a light GA single.

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