Free VFR Kneeboard Flight Planner

I created a simple paper VFR flight planner and like to keep it on my kneeboard for VFR flights. I think of it like a checklist of things to research and write down before any flight, and a scratchpad to write things down during the flight.

This prints to a normal 8.5″x11″ piece of paper. Folded in half, it fits perfectly onto a kneeboard. If you have a printer that prints two-sided, the versions below will print four to a page.

The big area on the right side is to draw a picture of the destination airport’s runways and their traffic pattern direction, and the boxes are for frequencies, times, and weather reports. I use it like this:

Here are versions to download. These are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. You are free to use, modify, or redistribute them as you wish, as long as you attribute the original to me.

Flight Notepad (pdf)

Flight Notepad (Excel)


Happy flying!

2 thoughts on “Free VFR Kneeboard Flight Planner

  1. Thank you sir for your contribution to my flight training sir. This is just what I have been searching for!

    Sincerely and Respectfully,

    Clyde Oyler

  2. Thank you. I am just preparing for my first flight in my training. I am 58 years old and just finding the time to get this done.

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