Not a good day to fly.

Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by lancie00, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. lancie00

    lancie00 Line Up and Wait

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    I was planning a short trip (KFOD - KCBF) today but I guess I'll drive. Weather sucks. I know, you guys fly in it every day but as a low time IFR pilot, I wouldn't feel safe and I'm not pressing my luck.

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  2. TommyG

    TommyG Cleared for Takeoff

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    Nope, drive or wait it out.
     
  3. Craig

    Craig Line Up and Wait

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    Toughest thing to teach anyone is determining personal limits and then sticking to them.... Well done.
     
  4. Skyrys62

    Skyrys62 En-Route PoA Supporter

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    Shoot... I don't even like driving a mess like that.
    Good choice.
     
  5. dreyna14

    dreyna14 Pre-Flight

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    Good decision. I think pilots are one of the few groups in which, "Don't be a p***y," is not commonly said.
     
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    Salty En-Route PoA Supporter

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    Looks like it's moving away though, late afternoon it might actually be a nice flight
     
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    No-one should be flying in that, high time or not.
     
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  8. NordicDave

    NordicDave Line Up and Wait

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    6A1DBE66-20AD-43CA-B99A-2AFBE5374017.jpeg Tough GA flight day in SoCal too.
     
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  9. benyflyguy

    benyflyguy Pattern Altitude

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    Good call. It’s one of those times if you had flexibility you can either wait it out or could’ve gotten ahead of it. One of the best but often hardest decisions is deciding not to fly
     
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  10. Unit74

    Unit74 Ejection Handle Pulled

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    You got ADS-B, right..... Whats the problem?
     
  11. cowman

    cowman En-Route PoA Supporter

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    I wouldn't fly into a radar map like that. I might try to wait a bit for it to to pass by and then go though.
     
  12. Ghery

    Ghery Final Approach

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    Nobody ever made a mistake by not flying. Good call.
     
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  13. MauleSkinner

    MauleSkinner Final Approach

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    Especially if it’s being displayed on a really big screen...it could cause significant damage flying into a map on a really big screen. A little screen might just dent the leading edge.
     
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    frfly172 Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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    Good choice,now don’t be second guessing your choice
     
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    sourdough44 Pattern Altitude

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    The trip is 105 NM. Even when the weather is bad, ‘usually’ part of the day is well flyable. I just took a snapshot now, don’t know what time it opened up.

    I’d go VFR, when weather allows, always keeping a divert field in the back pocket. Of course ADS or XM weather in the cockpit is a great tool. No reason to push the weather. It’s severe VMC at both with light winds.

    Now if your plan is to get there & back, then be at work 0700 tomorrow, that’s a consideration.
     
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    OkieAviator Pattern Altitude

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    Just stay out of orange/red..... it’s bad!
     
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    And you really have to ask yourself what a screen is doing all the way up there in the first place.... no no there's something fishy here. Stay away.
     
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  18. lancie00

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    I ended up driving because I had a 2:00 meeting I had to attend. Drove in rain and storms on the way down and severe clear on the way home. If I could have waited a couple hours, I would have had no problem but it was too close to call. Thanks!!!
     
  19. Salty

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    I called it!