30 tips for successful cross-country flying
#25: Be organised
In a previous tip we mentioned route planning with the assistance of online tools such as ThermiXC and SeeYou Cloud. Get used to storing all information about your flight planning systematically right from the start. This applies to screenshots of planned routes, the corresponding waypoint files and possibly also the thermal data.
Well organised bookmarks in your web browser for all relevant weather pages, webcams, live weather data etc. also help. Why? Order in your filing and filenames makes you more effective at planning. You need to search less and save time. This is the case whether you are planning an XC flight or doing your tax return.