Saturday, 24 July 2010

Avoiding the weather




The weather between Augusta and Oshkosh has been prob90 pants for most of the day. I got a lift in the Kestrel from Augusta to Burlington (200nm). When we landed, the FBO had just held a BBQ and we were all invited in for a free lunch. Nice.

I was offered the next leg from Burlington to Flint; we climbed to 16,000ft which got us mainly on top. To avoid the weather we routed over Canada, and by the time we crossed Toronto the weather had cleared enough to get a decent view. A couple of hours later we landed in Flint, Michigan, after a somewhat bumpy descent.

From Flint, it was a relatively short 200nm hop over Lake Michigan and into Oshkosh. There's a 32 page Notam that details the arrival and departure procedures It was fairly quiet when we arrived, although it took the controller a little while to 'tune in' to my Brit accent.

There's been a lot of recent rain and the airfield is currently closed to arrivals wanting to camp - there's just no way that aircraft can be parked on the grass without sinking in. With more rain due, it'll be interesting to see what happens...

Location:Unnamed Rd,Flint,United States

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