For All Flights
Calculate the takeoff and landing distances (to clear a 50 ft obstacle with additional safety margin).
Practice the published short field takeoff and landing procedures for your aircraft.
For VFR Flights
If real-world weather is IMC: Set weather to clear skies and unlimited visibility
Use caution for the prohibited airspace (P-51) to the north of Apex, as well as the National Security Area over Bremerton.
Communications (Class B)
Request either the Seahawk or Mariner transition from Seattle Tower. Have a plan B in case they do not approve your request.
While you’re in the Class B airspace, what are the cloud clearance and visibility requirements?
Using Skyvector.com, become familiar with the 4 different types of VFR charts available for this route: World VFR, Seattle (sectional), Seattle TAC, and Seattle FLY. What are the differences between them?
For IFR Flights
We recommend completing this flight mission under VFR. There is no instrument approach at S36.