A screenshot of a sectional chart.

Mission

Night flight to Billings, MT

Consider supplemental oxygen, obstacles, special use airspace, and risk management in this flight from 00U to KBIL.

Share this activity with others 

Record your flight. Get in-depth analysis from our instructors.

Take a live, 1-on-1 lesson with a remote flight instructor.

Route

Departure Airport

Identifier: 00U
Name: Big Horn County Airport
Location: Hardin, MT

Distance: 37 nautical miles

PilotEdge ATC coverage: Billings Approach & Tower

Arrival Airport

Airport identifier: KBIL
Name: Billings Logan International Airport
Location: Billings, Montana

For All Flights

Time of Day

Set to night

Oxygen

Given your planned cruise altitude and the fact that it’s nighttime, should you plan to use supplemental oxygen on this flight?

Lighting

When you’re departing 00U, what kind of lighting is available and how can you activate it?

For VFR Flights

Weather

If real-world weather is IMC: Set weather to clear skies and unlimited visibility

Sectional Chart Symbology

What does the “UC” mean on this obstacle?

Airspace

What is depicted by the magenta circle around 00U? When is the MOA active?

Communications

Request flight following after departing 00U

Automation

If you have one, practice using the autopilot at some point during the cruise and for the initial descent

For IFR Flights

ATC

In real life, how would you obtain the clearance on the ground at 00U?

Approach Plate Symbology

What does the highlighted “D” symbol mean on the approach plate?

Regulations - Logbooks

Is it possible to log “actual instrument” flight time, even if the weather conditions are VMC (e.g., clear skies and visibility 10 miles)?

Risk Management

Flying in IMC at night is risky business. Read this article about some factors to consider. 

Receive new activities and sim tips in your inbox

Enter your email address below to receive occasional sim tips, discounts, news about new instructors/courses, and more. No spam—we promise.

Get Help
Free Guides
Get expert help from real-life flight instructors and sim experts.
Join our mailing list to immediately receive:
  • Printable keyboard shortcuts for MSFS & X-Plane
  • The world's easiest G1000 tutorial (full flight)
  • Our MSFS and X-Plane Quick Reference Guides
Later we will also send our landing tips guide, realism tips, and more.