July 6, 2004

Flight Shortened by Storms

I was scheduled to fly with my instructor this evening but she was delayed on her return trip from her vacation so I decided to work on more solo hours. When I arrived at the airport the weather did not look great but it was within my solo limits. So I fueled up and taxied off.

After making one landing I headed north toward the practice area. About halfway out I did a steep 360° turn and noticed that it looked like the storms were approaching my home airport quicker than expected. So I decided to return to the airport. I made a full stop landing and taxied back after just a half hour of flying. I was happy with my decision, as about 15 minutes later it started to rain and I could see lightning in the distance.

Posted by at July 6, 2004 7:48 PM

Good judgement!

Posted by: CAPblog at July 8, 2004 3:15 AM | Reply

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