Timothy Heron | Instrument Flying

Friday Focus on IFR

27 March 2015 1905 Z

The photo out my back door on March 11 confirms the weather information derived from the METAR and Skew-T diagram. Thick foggy conditions at the surface, but the Skew-T chart shows breaks above (~ 3,500’/875mb). For a GA instrument pilot, though, it would still likely be a “no go” scenario as there would be a thin margin to return to the departure airport should an exigent circumstance develop soon after takeoff.

FF Fog 3.11.15 1230Z copy





FF METAR Pirep OSU 3.11.15 copy





FF Skew T 3.11.15 1200Z copy














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