Ok, I'll be the dummy and ask about VFR flight following. Its something that really wasn't covered much in my primary training and my Air Force training was all IFR flight planned and never was a factor. So, how do you get VFR flight following? I've read up on it online. I've watched numerous videos on YouTube about how to do it. I understand the verbiage they want to hear when you are actually asking for it. I went on a XC trip a couple days ago and took off. Called departure at a nearby Class B airport (KCLT). Heres how it went- Me: "Departure, NXXXX, with request." Departure: "VFR aircraft, contact approach on 118.3" Me: "118.3, good day" Me: "Approach, NXXXX, with request." Approach: "NXXXX, say request." Me: Deep breath, "Approach, NXXXX, 3,500, 10 miles north of XXX Regional Airport, Alpha, Bravo Charlie, request flight following to XXX Airport, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot." Approach: "NXXXX, contact Jacksonville Center, 111.1" (dont remember the actual freq) Me: "111.1, good day" Me to myself: "screw it, I'm VFR and its clear and a million" Who do YOU call when requesting VFR flight following? All the research and videos I've watched make me think I was doing it correctly but obviously it wasn't working then. I never did it during my training. Hopefully I'm not the only one wondering this. I can see alot of benefits to flight following but it cant be cosmic! Thanks!