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International Flight Planning Feeling Like Unfamiliar Territory? These Nine Tips Will Help

International Flight Planning Feeling Like Unfamiliar Territory? These Nine Tips Will Help

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As a flight planner or dispatcher, you’re no stranger to detail and change. Whether it’s routing, weather, NOTAMS, fuel, air traffic, regulations, etc. you’re used to creating one smooth flight from many moving parts. Planning regional or national flights—regardless of where you operate—have their own challenges. But if you rarely plan international trips, or are facing your first, the added level of complexity can seem daunting. It doesn’t have to be. Just keep these nine tips in mind when planning your next international flight.

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Four Questions to Help Make Researching Regulations Less Painful

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You’d be hard-pressed to find an industry with more regulations than aviation. And, it’s your job to stay on top of them. Which is why, when you’ve got a trip scheduled to a foreign land, you may opt for the path of least resistance when it comes to double-checking operating requirements, updating yourself on aviation regulations and scrutinizing the latest customs procedures. Here are four tips to help make your research more fruitful and less time consuming. 

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