Hurricane Irma came to visit the other day. Unbidden and unwelcome, she stomped up from the south through 200 miles of the sandbar I call home, came right up to our door, knocked with great vigor, and moved on to north.
As of this writing I have no electricity, no Internet connection, very spotty cell phone coverage, a boil water notice, and a mandatory curfew.
This week is far from normal. But that’s not what we pilot types should be thinking about right now. A better use of our time and intellect would be to take a look at the various plots projected for Hurricane Irma and then contrast those projections with the path the storm actually took. [Read more…]