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Old 07-21-2018, 07:40 AM
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The airlines won. Lots less fun, of course, but I certainly don't need to be bouncing my way along through ugly weather. See all y'all tomorrow.
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Old 07-21-2018, 07:55 AM
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I woke up this morning and was also looking at shooting the gap between those 2 systems.
Unfortunately, that's near my fuel stop & stopping earlier, there's low OVC everywhere. I'll wait it out today a bit longer hoping conditions improve so I can at least get by those systems & be halfway to Oshkosh.

We shall see.
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Old 07-21-2018, 10:54 AM
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Well, if Iíd waited, I could do the first half of the flight today, VFR. But Iíve already expended a ton of mental energy comparing flights and rental cars, and paid for it all, so not to worry about it.

Grrrrrrr......
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Old 07-21-2018, 12:46 PM
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OVC011 from here to OSH. Just heard on live ATC at Fisk the first official arrival to airventure 2018. Pretty quiet on that frequency. I am 1.9 from Phase II and 1.1hrs from OSH. Just one good day . . . . or 4 good hours.

I just heard a plane come over under the layer 1600'.

It looks like things clear up nicely for us tomorrow afternoon. I am going IFR at noon to Dodge City and hope to break out at a decent altitude for the remaining route to Osh. Osh wx looks to be above 2K by mid-morning, with steady improvement all afternoon.

Hope you get the hours done in time.

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Old 07-21-2018, 07:10 PM
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If I had made it out of Savannah in the VFR, I might have been stuck on the east side of weather over Kentucky and Ohio. The airliner flew due north parallel to a front at FL350, and the tops were a bit higher than we were. If I'd flown myself, I'd have had to penetrate that sucker. Or not, and wait for better weather.

To see the route that the airliner took, lookup flightaware.com and UA3466 for July 21, Savannah to O'Hare. It's not just us little guys that zig to avoid the weather.

Things I did right:
* Was current and competent in the airplane and with the avionics;
* Had recent experience IFR and had a good feel for what I was willing to put up with, and what would be pushing my limits (not approach minimums, limits for the entire IFR flight);
* Took the airlines when get-there-itis became significant.
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Old 07-21-2018, 07:36 PM
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We were patient on our vfr flight from Atlanta. Stopped and started when appropriate, here now at a he SOS tent. Strategically, farther west was better, shortcuts were penalized.
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Old 07-21-2018, 08:29 PM
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We followed Kyleís lead. Major deviation to the West to much better conditions. Costed us time and fuel but oh well.

Finding the field IFR was a bummer as we approached ripon but I had a backup plan and it was a non event. The arrival was sporty however once the field opened.

I swear many people never read the Notam!

We had planes 2-4 miles South of the east west road complaining about people cutting them off on 36? duh!
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