Light rain is tapping against my office window as I write this. It’s early morning. The sun is just up. In central Florida this is normally the calm period of the day when all is peaceful and calm. But not today. Today, the weather took a turn.
That’s okay. I planted olive and coffee trees in the yard over the weekend. The rain will do them good.
For flight students, weekend warriors, and low-time VFR pilots, this is the type of day when flights get pushed back or rescheduled to another day. To be honest, there are days very much like this when I cancel my plans to fly and travel instead by surface roads to my destination.
I’ve got nothing to prove. If the weather is beyond the capabilities of my airplane, or if it’s likely to develop into something I would rather not wrestle with, I’m perfectly happy to stay on the ground.[Read more…]