Doding Thunderstorms Flying to Lake Tahoe

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  1. FlyingMonkey

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    I recently went on The Finer Points mountain flying camping adventure trip, which was a super fun experience. I met a bunch of great people and we did some awesome flying together. Getting there was a bit of a challenge due to thunderstorms over the Sierra mountains. Thought y'all might enjoy the video I put together about it...

     
  2. Kimjo

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    Nice


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  3. Brad W

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    nicely done.
    In years past I have looked for CFI's/CFII's to help me through when I was going through one of my rusty pilot phases. I want to say most instructors I've flown with over the years probably wouldn't have made that flight.
    I got quite a bit of instrument time when working on my instrument ticket, but it was mostly the benign overcast stuff...just a function of where I was and when I suppose. I had a good instructor willing to go into actual.....but then I never really used the ticket. At a few points in time when I was knocking rust off I'd hoped to find more seasoned instructors to help me better experience real weather VFR flying like that (& doing it IFR too) but most would just shy away from stuff like that.
     
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    Nice Vid..plenty of airports to divert to which is good. Im going to try and take that Finer Points class next year.
     
  5. woodchucker

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    Flying to the Tahoe region is a bucket list item for me. Awesome video, as always! Your video/commentary is really A+ quality. Might want to add a "g" to your post though .... even while avoiding "G" in a T-storm. Thanks for sharing!
     
  6. FlyingMonkey

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    Thanks! I missed that misspelling somehow. huh. weird
     
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    I was hoping to see more about the mountain flying camping part.
     
  8. FlyingMonkey

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    working on that one next