Learning Experiences

March 2011 Issue

One Wing Wet

Like so many things in aviation, there are procedures for launching into IMC from a non-towered field: File a flight plan, get a clearance, then take off and fly the clearance. Things can get exciting if you get these steps out of order. Before a recent flight, I checked every available scrap of weather info. Nearby observations were reporting decent VFR, but weather at my rural strip appeared fairly low, with undefined visibility.

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