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That was when I realized that my system had stopped charging. Not only was the weather collapsing, but the location I had just departed had limited maintenance options and expected severe thunderstorms with hail the following day. From my previous loss of electron flow, I knew I could do a great deal in this different airplane’s cockpit to manage power consumption, plus I was flying steam gauges that didn’t need electrons. “Plus it was Mother’s Day weekend, so continuing to a destination with known good weather required less decision making than finding an alternate airport with services.

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