I'm speaking from an Australian perspective but I've flown VFR corridors here - so I might be able to help.
Firstly...see if you can find a chart that clearly outlines the corridor itself, against CTA boundaries and landmarks. Identify key, unique landmarks - and evaluate where you should be in relation to them.
If you are flying by night, you may have to refer to navaids just for backup - do you need a night rating in the US or is that covered by the PPL?
See if you can identify, say, a VOR or NDB you can straight-line track on. Though you'll need your head outside for VFR traffic avoidance and primary navigation - the navaids, when used properly, won't lie - they show when you're in the wrong place.
See if you can make sure too with a local briefing office that there won't be any restricted or danger zones activated for the fireworks too...
Sorry I couldn't be more specific, just speaking from my own practice in VFR corridors and my own planning!
Good luck :-)
· 1 decade ago