Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Cold and Windy, Ah, Spring

KDXR 271153Z 32013G21KT 10SM CLR M02/M18 A3022

That's -2C, or about 29F. The wind chill knocks the temperature that one feels down into the teens. Last week, people were outside wearing t-shirts, shorts and flip-flops. Record high temperatures were being seen everywhere.

Not today.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Flight Planning, the Old School Way

With sectionals, a plotter, and a string marked with distance markings.

I do use online tools, as well. But there is no substitute for laying it out on the charts themselves and seeing the big picture, at least for me.