Tag: weather

  • CPL Long Cross-Country

    Solo cross-country flight of more than 300 nautical miles (it is about 540 km) with at least two full stop landings in different airports other than a departure airport is a requirement for any Commercial Pilot. This is correct both for the EASA and FAA, but FAA also requires that one of the airport should […]

  • Lake-City

    At the weekends I used to fly from the early morning, but this Saturday I decided to sleep some more: it is not a good idea to fly if you’re tired. Today the weather was good, so it was possible to fly to Lake-City. So, why that place? First of all, the weather is much […]

  • IFR Gainesville

    I failed to fly IFR with the school’s black N4642J due to oil temperature problem, but the weather was still OK to fly, and one more airplane became available. At 2:30 pm it was still possible to fly to Gainesville and back. The weather forecast was FM1900Z VCTS и BKN40CB, which means that there would […]

  • The Thunderstorm

    Thunderstorms and shower rain started today from the early morning. I took my time and slept: sometimes our body requires some rest. The weather in Florida is very varied though: after 2 pm the rain stopped, and from about 4 pm the clouds started to dissipate, and the weather finally became flyable. I found some […]

  • Gainesville

    Flight time building is a great period, especially its cross country part: you just enjoy flying and have fun. Of course, it’s a big deal of planning, preparation and studying, but it is a great possibility to explore new places while gaining more experience. Summer in Florida is challenging. It is not only sun and […]

  • The Weather

    The weather is a critical factor for any pilot. For today we were planning ILS and VOR approaches in a controlled airspace. The forecast was pretty good and even improving: almost no wind, ceiling 4300, visibility 10 miles or more. After all preparations and a preflight check the wind became 190, 4 kt, but we […]

  • Bad Weather

    Today it is not possible to fly. The weather radar shows dense clouds, and for me it means that I should wait for a better weather. Basically the weather radar shows water droplets concentration. Red areas mean very high amount of water, which usually means that there is a thunderstorm in that area. Then from […]

  • Strong Winds

    I supposed to fly early in the morning, but it did not happen: the airplane did not have enough fuel, and the fuel service is usually available only in the afternoon. Anyway I needed some more sleep. I took off in the afternoon. During the flight I noticed that the ground speed is way less […]

  • I’m A Little Black Rain Cloud, of course

    I’m just a little white rain cloudHovering under the honey treeI’m only a little black rain cloudPay no attention to me… Sometimes the weather does not want to cooperate at all. Today one of these rain clouds just did not allow me to not pay attention. The clouds are gorgeous, but they can be scary. […]

  • Lakes and Mountains

    I always wanted to see the mountains and lakes near the Austrian border. It really worths to see them, they are incredible. The problem is that you should climb pretty high, up to 6000 feet, but today’s weather allowed to do it. I bet that glider pilots would be jealous about my flight today. There […]