Originally Posted by Canadian_JOY
Speaking of which, I bet Terry experienced a slightly longer return journey as a result of the winds. Recently we've been seeing 25kts or more from the west, even down at 3000'. It's great if you're heading eastbound, but not so hot on the westbound leg!
Funny you should mention that, I’ve got a story.
So, you learn something every flight. Here’s what I learned yesterday.
I use Fore Flight to file my flight plans, yesterday on the way down we had a 4 knot tailwind. We were 2 hour 25 minutes going down. When I filed to come back Fore Flight used the mornings winds aloft to calculate the time enroute.
So there I was fat, dumb and happy at 10,500, but only seeing a 140 mph ground speed. As a result we we’re 3 hours coming home. When I called London Radio to cancel my flight plan I got a stern lecture on being over due.
Now, this was the same guy I talked to twice for weather. Once south of North Bay and once North of Gore Bay. I was on 126.7 which is also the frequency for London radio for the last portion of the trip. I had it in mind to update my ETA when I called for weather at Gore Bay, but I let it slip. My Bad! 😞
So the take away is that I have to update fore flights weather, before flying a return trip on the same day. Normally I’m within WIFI when l’m planning a flight, darn no WIFI at Mo’s. 😄
If I had thought about it I could have used the hot spot on my phone to update the weather, or I’m thinking I’m going to try one of those Scout ADS-B in receivers. That way I will have on board weather when I’m close to the US border.