This past week, Marc found himself at his airplane at 6AM in anticipation of a 7AM departure for some minor maintenance at an airport some two hours away. The only issue was his home airport (KPWK) was fogged in with forward and vertical visibility near zero. When it became apparent the fog would not lift, he canceled. He posted the situation on Facebook and Instagram, @simpleflightradio, kicking off a diverse set of opinions.
The Go / No Go decision comes with every flight, regardless of weather, equipment, pilot experience, passengers, or reason for the trip. Getting to an answer is not always straight forward, but a great discussion topic. Enjoy the show. We are interested to hear what you think and how you come to a decision. Please share your ideas with the entire SimpleFlight Facebook and Instagram community @simpleflightradio
Please note, Al, Marc, and Joby are participating in many holiday events over the next three weeks, so we're going to hold off posting any shows until January 7th. In the meantime, visit our web page (simpleflight.net/podcast) to take a trip down memory lane and re-listen to some of your favorite shows from the past 7 years.
Wishing all of you a wonderful holiday season and a Happy and Healthy New Year!
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Congratulations to our Avgeek of the Week!
This week's "Avgeek of the Week, correctly answered our Instagram post asking for the three criteria necessary to land coming out of an instrument approach. @wcrahen correctly identified that you must, be in a continuous position to land (stabilized approach), have the required visibility, and have some element of the runway environment in sight. Great job and ties nicely to this week's discussion.
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