April 2007 Issue

The problem With Internet Weather

The proliferation of Internet-based weather resources means we dont need to call Flight Service anymore to get a complete weather picture. Or does it?

The ducks were going to be walking soon. It was sometime in the early 1980sI had just flown my rented Skyhawk down to the ILS Runway 5R minimums at the Raleigh-Durham (N.C.) International Airport (RDU), breaking out at decision height. Earlier, I missed the 600-foot minimum descent altitude radar approach at the nearby Horace Williams Airport at Chapel Hill, N.C. This was Plan B.

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