Looking for practical answers to what other CFI’s are doing for students around the country. If you’re a student pilot or recent private pilot, feel free to share what you learned as well. Is anyone teaching a more digital and new way of VFR XC Flight Planning? Are folks starting to use programs such as Foreflight to create Flight Logs instead of having a student hand write a Flight Log of visual checkpoints along the route, mileage, fuel burn, headings, and time? Followed by using this new means as primary information on their ACS Checkride and then also bringing a current paper sectional with the intended course still marked on the paper as well to supplement the printed ForeFlight Log? Again, not saying that ForeFlight or other Programs are to be used to “navigate” the aircraft, just using the power of it’s pre-flight planning abilities. This obviously will remove the need on taking a E6B (digital/mechanical) for wind calculations, etc. I know some people are rolling over in their grave but regardless - Lets face it, I want to teach safe and proficient pilots. In the last 10+ years, I can’t tell you a private pilot that I’ve known to use these those particular skills for dead reckoning. I don’t need the old school generic “We had to do it this way, so should they” response... I think it’s a good thought and way to do it but I want some real world experience on what others have seen or done. Thinking outside of the box. Going to meet with a DPE in a few days ahead of my next students checkride to review the exact question and his thoughts.