Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Wind Doth Bloweth

TAF for KPOU (Poughkeepsie, NY), the nearest observation station to Sky Acres Airport:

KPOU 281137Z 2812/2912 05015G28KT 3SM RA BR SCT015 OVC035
TEMPO 2812/2814 2SM +RA BR OVC015
FM281400 05020G36KT 2SM +RA BR OVC009
FM281600 30025G40KT 2SM RA BR SCT006 OVC012
FM282200 28020G35KT P6SM VCSH BKN050
FM290200 28012G20KT P6SM SCT050
FM290500 26010KT P6SM SKC

KPOU is in the projected less-dangerous semicircle of Hurricane Irene.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

They're Baaack!

The mud daubers.

A little out of focus (so sue me), but that is a fuel sample drain that is completely blocked by a mud dauber's nest.

Or it was.

It's getting pretty soupy up there. In-flight visibility was maybe ten miles or so.

You can see further, but as for seeing recognizable objects on the ground, ten miles, maybe. It often gets worse here in the summer, and VFR flying is not much fun when it seems as though you're flying inside of a milk bottle.

By the way, if you want a classic Champ, this one is for sale at 44N: