ERSA is your best friend when flying cross country and needing information on aerodromes, procedures and other in flight information. The book is about 6cm thick and has comprehensive information necessary for the pilot.
Pilots who use electronic flight books like AvPlan or OzRunways will have ERSA included on their tablet or iPad.
- Facilities – information on aerodromes
- Prohibited and Restricted Areas (PRD’s)
- General – other useful information such as abbreviations, codes, way points, notifications etc
- Meteorology (MET)
- Navigational Aids
- Emergency Procedures
You are not required to have or read this at this stage. However as you progress you should familiarize yourself with it in detail.